The ISO 9001 standard has been with us for decades, but the requirements for certification haven't remained static since they were first formalised in the 1980s. They are continuously revised and updated, and every so often, a new ISO 9001 version will be rolled out; when this happens, certified companies are given a set amount of time to transition to the new version.
The current version of ISO 9001 is known as ISO 9001:2015. It was introduced in September 2015, and companies certified under the previous version (ISO 9001:2008) were told that they had three years to transition. The deadline for ISO 9001:2015 transition is 15 September 2018, so if your organisation hasn't already upgraded to ISO 9001:2015, you'll need to do it soon!
Further Reading: ISO 9001:2008 vs ISO 9001:2015
Is there another ISO 9001 revision on its way?
According to www.iso.org, "all ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required".
However, this doesn't necessarily mean that there'll be another ISO 9001 version in precisely five years' time. Eight years passed between the introduction of ISO 9001:2000 (the first update of the new millennium) and ISO 9001:2008, and the latter is still in use even now, since the 15 September deadline for transition has not yet passed.
For the foreseeable future, at least, ISO 9001:2015 is the current version of ISO 9001 and the certification that your organisation needs.
If you would like to implement an ISO-compliant QMS (Quality Management System) and achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO Accelerator can help you to do this quickly.
UPDATE 31/07/23: The ISO Subcommittee for Quality Systems has voted to proceed with a revision of the ISO 9001 standard, which means that the ISO 9001:2015 is likely to be replaced by an updated version of the ISO 9001 standard in the near future. Click here for more information.
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US companies can achieve ISO 9001 certification quickly with ISO Accelerator!
Here at ISO Accelerator, we provide fast-track ISO certification for small/medium-sized businesses who don't have time for site visits and quality consultation sessions. We are based in the UK, but we are pleased to say that we can also offer this service to companies in the United States of America!
Getting certified with ISO Accelerator
We are accredited by USAS, a world-recognised body that's based in the city of Melbourne, FL (see map above). Our USAS-accredited status allows us to provide an online certification process for organisations with 25 employees or fewer.
Whether you're based in the UK or the USA, here's what to do if you want to get certified:
- Get in touch via our application form.
- Work with us to develop a QMS (Quality Management System) that complies with ISO 9001 requirements.
- Complete a Self-Declaration of Conformance to verify that you have implemented your QMS properly.
- After we receive your Self-Declaration, we will issue an ISO 9001 certificate that's valid for 3 years
More Information: How Does ISO Accelerator Work?
For business owners with little time to spare and a strict budget to stick to, self-certification can sound like a very appealing concept. The benefits of ISO 9001 certification are well-documented, but wouldn't it be great if you could achieve ISO certification with low fees and no on-site consultation meetings or visits?
Wouldn't it be great if you could just...do it yourself?
The benefits of USAS self-certification
Here at ISO Accelerator, we help to small- to medium-sized organisations to get certified quickly and with minimum fuss. We are accredited by USAS, an internationally-recognised body headquartered in Florida, USA.
Self-certifying with ISO Accelerator allows you to:
- Apply for certification online
- Complete the certification process without any site visits / consultations
- Gain ISO 9001 certification in approximately 7 days
An easier way to get certified
Accredited self-certification really is an option with ISO Accelerator. We can help you achieve ISO 9001 certification online in the shortest possible timeframe. There are no site visits or consultation sessions required, and when successful, you'll receive a valid ISO 9001 certificate from ISO Accelerator (accredited by USAS).
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