In order to give you an estimate of the cost of certification, we require some details about your company’s activity, the scope of its activities, the complexity of the organization and the risks it is facing.
Please fill out the form as completely as possible and our representative will contact you with a follow-up conversation.
Complete our Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
The purpose of this assessment is to confirm that your organization is ready for full assessment. This assessment will take place at your management system centre (normally head office) and will be a documentation review assessment.
During the stage 1 assessment, your assessor will:
The output of the stage 1 assessment will be:
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by an approved registrar. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.
Once certification is obtained a certificate will be issued that will be valid for 3 years. This is maintained through annual surveillance audits (partial audits) and a 3 yearly recertification audit (full system audit).
Surveillance audits are undertaken annually to ensure that compliance to the chosen Standard(s) is maintained throughout the three year certification cycle.
The frequency and duration of surveillance is dependant on factors including:
During the surveillance audit you must demonstrate continual improvement. This is a fundamental requirement of all ISO standards and something of which Global Allied Partners is a keen ambassador.
Once you’ve agreed to our proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
The purpose of this assessment is to confirm that the management system fully conforms to the requirements of the chosen standard in practice. If you undertake site work, or have more than one location that you want within the scope of your certification then your assessor will also need to audit these activities / locations.
During the stage 2 assessment, your assessor will:
If the assessor identifies any major non-conformances, certification cannot be issued until corrective action is taken and verified. Accreditation requirements stipulate that if this is not completed within 6 months, then certification cannot be recommended without a further stage 2 assessment.
Specifically for ISMS this requirement extends to any nonconformity regarding the internal audit or management review processes. Certification may not be issued for ISO 27001 until there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that arrangements for management reviews and internal ISMS audits have been implemented, are effective and will be maintained.
NDIA provides certification programs to support the professional development of individuals in the defense industry. Those programs include:
More information at : http://www.ndia.org/education/certifications
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