The biggest confusion among organizations currently is Where to get ISO certification, which is a trusted certification, what are the criteria to select a certification body and accreditation body? As a consulting firm, we have come up with a client looking certification at least cost.

Organizations looking ISO just for the brand purpose are looking for certificates at thousand rupees, ISO is not just a paper, it’s the value of organization commitment to abide with the objective of any ISO standards, for example getting ISO 9001 certificate could be easy, just by some online inquiry portal operating from Delhi who just prints a certificate and dispatches to your organization doorsteps, instead spend money on your designer and get it printed inhouse, he will do your work better.

If the objective of your company is to improve your process, consult the professional, knowledgeable technical experts to guide your organization with the proper steps of implementing, sustaining, training-awareness, address the areas of improvement, suggest you with health indicators to develop the critical areas through ISO.

ISO Certification – Its Dark Side

Why particularly Delhi? Where do we find cheap certificates?  

ISO market in Delhi is one of the cheapest, untrusted, unregistered companies, freelancers, etc. are certifying companies to be ISO compliant. Delhi being the capital city of India, there are many startup companies without any legal registration are servicing in the field of ISO.

It is not just Delhi, it could be anywhere out in the world.

Case study for your reference:

Organization getting ISO certificate with one of the online ISO agent, where there is no physical office in the city or without any communication, he may just print the certificate and dispatch to your organization, when you attend the tenders or any customer audits you may have to face the legal actions and also the reputation loss, and your not able to find the agent either. You can not present any document as there is no proper ISO document Kit provided by the agent nor a proper training on how to use them. Records and documents in an organization are very much important, which acts as traceability and evidence in the courts or to prove the organization innocents.  This records and documents favor the organization to abide by the legal and regulatory requirements of the national member body.

How should an ISO Certificate look like? How does a genuine ISO Certificate look? What is the nomenclature of an ISO Certificate?

ISO certificate includes of

  1. Certification Body (CB)
  2. Accreditation Body (CB)
  3. Certifying of (Standard)
  4. Organization Name
  5. Organization address
  6. Standard code
  7. Scope of Work of the organization
  8. Annexure based on the requirement of Standard
  9. Certificate Number
  10. Date of initial certification, Surveillance date, Recertification due/ Certificate expiry
  11. Certificate authenticity check link
  12. Contact information of the Certification Body.

Above are the general nomenclature of the ISO certificate, this may change as per the design and appearance of the different certification body. Who gives ISO certifications? How to get an ISO Certification?

ISO Certification – Its Dark Side

What is a Certification Body? What is an Accreditation Body?

ISO Certification – Its Dark Side

ISO is defined as an International Non-Profit Organization.

It is a Non-Government, Non-Profit organization with a global network of national standards bodies with one member per country with an objective to make International Standards. As it releases sector-specific standards, standard copies are released and the same is practiced, evaluated, implemented, trained, audited and certified by the accreditation, certification and all interested parties of the in the market.

An Accreditation Body (AB) is an organization that provides accreditation services, which is a formal, third party recognition of competence to perform specific tasks like ISO certification and other management services.

The Certification Body is authorized to give the certificate to the clients, Accreditation Body is the organization which is authorized to verify the certification bodies and its operations on processing the clients to be ISO compliant.

ISO standards can be downloaded from www.iso.org Standard copies are the guidelines for sector-specific to know more about referring our previous blogs What is ISO?  What are the benefits of ISO? How to get ISO?

Clients can approach the Certification Body directly for the ISO certificates.

What are the challenges faced while approaching Certification Bodies directly?

Customers can approach CBs directly but the challenge here is

  • Lack of knowledge on the standard requirement.
  • Implementing global practices without dependence on consultant can cause a major drawback in terms of resource allocation.
  • Possibility of re-audits.
  • Investment of time, money and resource without knowing the mandatory and non-mandatory requirements defined in the standard.
  • Standard copy costs are high, where you can get a professional with practical experience implementing the standard.

What is Compliance & Certification? Differences between Compliance and Certification?

Compliance describes the ability to act according to an order, set of rules or request, it may be ISO, legal and regulatory law or acts.

A document certified by a competent authority that the supplied good or service meets the required specifications than it is called a certificate of conformity.
In simple words, compliance is a practice of any sector-specific rules and any recognized body evaluating this practice and as a proof certificate are awarded for their compliance.

    How CertPro assists you with getting genuine service and trusted certification? Why CertPro for your ISO Certification?

    On customer inquiry, our senior technical consultants contact you and understand your requirement guide you to the accurate path, and assist with the appropriate certification body and accreditation body based on your location, nature of business and your customer requirements.

    CertPro as a team been achieving the set objectives to provide a quality service on time to our worldwide customers, our core team being the strength to an organization with a huge experience working in the field of consulting not just ISO also other management tools, also experience on multiple projects for both private and government companies throughout the world.

    ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, HACCP, ISO 50000, ISO 29001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000-1, ISO 13485 and ISO 17025. These are just a few of our successful implementations and certifications over the years. You can visit our service page for more.

    • Regional ISO consultants to ensure the benefits of onsite and online consulting.
    • Experts in industry standards suggest the best possible cost-effective Certification Body that fit your requirements which ensures effective implementation of your ISO certification.
    • Experience in working with organizations of small-medium-large scale across various ISO standards.
    • A widespread network of associates worldwide ensures you all the support.
    • Cert Pro’s Business excellence can make your business global too.
    • Our state-of-the-art certifications will give you the ultimate competitive advantage.
    • Industry-specific knowledge of our ISO consultants will optimize processes for your existing businesses.
    • Focus on risk management and customer satisfaction; direct tools to boost your revenues and reduce operational costs.

    We at CertPro have a better understanding of the requirements of government tenders. Thereby assuring you of time-bound success for your ISO certification.

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