ISO 9001 governs quality management systems, and is one of the most commonly pursued ISO standards by organisations worldwide. The Mark1 team has helped a wide range of clients to become certified, across many businesses sizes and industries. In this blog, we will answer a very common question that our clients ask us. How long does it take to become certified in ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 Requirements
To become certified in the Quality standard, a company must meet a series of requirements consistently, emphasising ongoing improvement. This journey requires implementing and documenting the standards, and having your work reviewed by an accredited auditor. To put simply, you must review what your current operations and processes are, document the change and new standards you are implementing, and commit to further development in the future.
Average Timelines: Meeting ISO 9001 Standards
The time it takes to become certified depends on many different factors. These include the size and complexity of your business, how much you have already implemented, and the resources you have available. Every business follows their own unique journey! On average, the process is often completed within six months. However, this can be quicker for some clients if their situation is favourable.
How Can Mark1 Help?
At Mark1, we support our clients through the entire certification process, from the initial assessment and planning to the final audits and ongoing certification renewals. We have designed our custom Quality Management System (QMS), called Titan, which has been optimised for user-friendliness and simplification. Implementing this, either in an internally-managed package or with ongoing help from the Mark1 team, is one of the most effective and swift methods of achieving ISO 9001 certification.
To talk to Mark1 about your ISO 9001 certification, you can contact the team here.