ISO 9001 audit

Once you have obtained ISO 9001 certification through ISO Accelerator, you will need to renew your certification once a year. This involves paying an annual recertification fee and passing a surveillance audit to prove that you are maintaining your quality management system (QMS).

If you're wondering what to expect from this annual ISO recertification audit, read on...


How does the recertification audit work?

The annual surveillance audit is designed to check that your organisation is adhering to the processes laid out in your quality management system.

If your ISO 9001 certificate was issued by ISO Accelerator, we will contact you when it's nearly time for your annual audit. The audit is conducted remotely, keeping costs low and eliminating the need for time-consuming site visits.

Your certification will be renewed upon receipt of a compliant audit report.


How often are ISO 9001 audits carried out?

Our recertification audits are carried out once a year.


ISO 9001 annual audit checklist

To help you prepare for your annual ISO 9001 recertification audit, here's a list of what we look at when we're conducting a remote audit:

  • Is the organisation following and maintaining the QMS?

  • Does the organisation have an effective internal auditing process in place?

  • Are the recommendations of those internal audits being implemented?

  • Has appropriate action been taken to prevent / correct nonconformances?

  • Is the organisation keeping the correct documentation? (See What Documents Are Required for ISO Certification?)

  • Are management reviews being carried out regularly?

If you have any other questions about our certification process and how these annual surveillance audits work, please don't hesitate to get in touch with ISO Accelerator.

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