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ISO 9001

As of September 2023, the current version of the ISO 9001 standard is ISO 9001:2015.

However, that may not be the case for much longer. ISO Technical Committee 176, Sub-Committee 2 recently voted to start a revision of the ISO 9001 standard with immediate effect.

This means that, in all likelihood, ISO 9001:2015 will be replaced by an updated version of ISO 9001 within the next few years.


About ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 was published in September 2015. It replaced ISO 9001:2008 and it remains the current version of ISO 9001 - at least for now.

ISO 9001:2015 has been in use for eight years at this point, making it older than the 2008 version was when it was retired. This is not to say that change is overdue; in fact, the current standard wasn't scheduled for review until 2026, but the result of the ISO/TC 176/SC 2 ballot means that it will receive an early revision.


What happens next?

The next step will be to establish a working group for the revision of ISO 9001:2015 and appoint a project leader. A new version of ISO 9001 will be drafted and circulated around Sub-Committee 2 for comments.

When the new revision is eventually published, it will replace ISO 9001:2015 as the current version of the ISO 9001 standard.

However, this does not mean that your ISO 9001:2015 certification will instantly become obsolete. When the current version of ISO 9001 was introduced back in September 2015, organisations with ISO 9001:2008 certificates were given a grace period of three years to migrate to the updated standard. So even when the new version is finalised and brought into effect, it's likely that all ISO 9001:2015 certificates will remain valid for a period of time.

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