Prepare to Transition to the New 2015 Standards

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 are here!

The new standards have been published as of September 15, 2015. This will impact our existing clients and new clients as well. Following are some considerations for the transition.

  • Current certificates to the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2015 standard will expire September 15, 2018, three years from the publication date of the standard.
  • Any certificates issued or renewed during the 3 year transition period will be set to expire on September 15, 2018, regardless of the date of renewal.
  • You may decide to upgrade your current certification at any time after AudIT3 has received approval from our accrediting body, ANAB which is expected in early February 2016. This could include concurrent with a regularly scheduled surveillance, a recertification assessment, or any other time in a special assessment. It is expected that the upgrade will require some additional audit time if done during surveillance or recertification assessments.
  • Clients are expected to develop and submit a transition plan to AudIT3 to allow us to plan for the conversion.
  • Clients should keep this plan current and notify AudIT3 if changes to this plan are made.
  • New certifications may be issued to the previous versions of the standard up to September 15, 2017 however we encourage all new certifications to consider the new standard.

Items to be considered in your transition plan include:

  • Gap Analysis
  • Implementation Plan Development
  • Training / Awareness
  • Update of management system
  • Expected upgrade audit timing

We encourage all clients to obtain a copy of the standard as soon as possible and begin to familiarize yourself with the standard.  AudIT3 will be conducting Overview Training to discuss the changes in the near future.  We suggest if you have any questions to ask your audit or call us for additional information.