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 version of ISO 9001 will be rolled out; when this happens, certified companies are given a set amount of time to transition to the new version.

 

ISO 9001:2015

The latest ISO 9001 revision 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 update 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 certification 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.

 

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