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Accreditation for Inspection Body

ISO/IEC 17020: 2012

ISO/IEC 17020 is an international standard that specifies the general requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspection activities. These bodies are organizations that conduct inspections, typically of products, services, installations, or processes, to determine their conformity with specific requirements.

Who should implement ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 Accreditation for Inspection Body
Automobile Industry
Healthcare Industry
Construction Industry
Aerospace Industry
Chemical Industry
Energy Industry
Finance Industry
Other Service Industry
Food & Beverage Industry
Our Types Of Training

Awareness

Awareness training aims at familiarizing individuals with the requirements and principles of the ISO/IEC 17020 standard for inspection bodies. This training provides participants with a foundational understanding of the standard and its relevance to inspection activities.

Internal Auditor

Internal Audit Training is a specialized educational program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct internal audits of inspection management systems in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17020 standard.

Lead Auditor

Lead Auditor Training is an advanced educational program designed to prepare individuals to lead and manage external audits of inspection management systems in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17020 standard.

How to get certified for ISO/IEC 17020: 2012?
Gap Analysis

We begin by conducting a thorough gap analysis to assess your organization's current practices and systems against the requirements of the chosen ISO standard. This helps identify areas of non-conformity and opportunities for improvement.

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Awareness Training

We provide comprehensive awareness training to key stakeholders or employees within your organization, ensuring everyone understands the importance of ISO compliance and their roles in the implementation process.

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Documentation

Based on the Gap Analysis, we assist in developing and documenting the necessary policies, procedures, and processes required to meet ISO standards effectively. This includes creating quality manuals, work instructions, and other documentation as needed.

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Implementation

We work closely with your team to help them implement the documentation prepared into their day-to-day activities and support them wherever they need our assistance.

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Internal Audit

Our auditor will conduct internal audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented processes and systems, identify any non-conformities, and provide recommendations for corrective action.

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MRM

We facilitate management review meetings with the top management to review the results of internal audits, assess the performance of the implemented systems, and make informed decisions on areas for improvement.

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Audit Support

Our team provides continuous support during external audits conducted by certification bodies. We help prepare your organization for the audit, address auditor queries, and ensure a smooth certification process.

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Certification

The final step in obtaining ISO certification that involves an audit conducted by a certification body.

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What are the benefits of ISO 9001: 2015?
Enhanced Customer Satisfaction

By implementing QMS, organizations can enhance their ability to consistently deliver high-quality products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Improved Efficiency and Cost Savings

QMS requires organizations to define, document, and continually improve their processes. This leads to increased operational efficiency, reduced errors, and streamlined workflows, which in turn helps to save cost  by decreased waste and rework, positively impacting the organization's bottom line.

Increased Credibility and Trust

Attaining ISO 9001 certification signals a commitment to quality management and adherence to internationally recognized standards which enhances the organization's credibility, builds trust with stakeholders, and opens up business opportunities globally.

Enhanced Risk Management

By identifying and addressing risks and opportunities, organizations can proactively mitigate potential issues, reducing the likelihood of disruptions.

Facilitates Continuous Improvement

Regular assessments, audits, and reviews enable organizations to identify areas for enhancement and innovation, driving ongoing improvement through implementing QMS.

Compliance with Legal and Regulatory Requirements

QMS helps organizations stay informed and compliant with applicable laws and regulations which demonstrates a commitment to ethical business practices.

Strategic Alignment

QMS aligns quality management with overall business strategy which ensures that quality objectives are integrated into the organization's broader goals, promoting a cohesive and strategic business approach.

Maintain Certification

The ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 Certification is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of Certification. After the 1st Year, there is a Surveillaince audit 1 and surveillance audit 2 conducted in the consecutive 2 Years also called as Surveillance Audits

A surveillance audit is conducted to ensure that an organization's management system continues to meet the requirements of a specific standard. In the context of ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 for quality management systems, surveillance audits are a regular part of the ongoing assessment process after the initial certification.

Let’s learn with our ISO/IEC 17020: 2012
Training Certification FAQs 

Training courses such as awareness training, implementation training, internal auditor training, and lead auditor training for ISO/IEC 17020 are available to help inspection bodies understand the requirements of the standard, prepare for certification, and implement effective quality management systems.

The prerequisites for ISO/IEC 17020 training typically include a basic understanding of quality management principles and familiarity with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17020 standard. Additionally, participants should have relevant experience or involvement in inspection activities or quality management systems within their organization.

The duration of ISO/IEC 17020 training certification varies depending on factors such as the type of training, the level of expertise, and the individual’s prior knowledge. Generally, training courses range from 1-7 days, with certification achieved upon successful completion of the training and any associated assessments. To know more…

The cost of ISO/IEC 17020 trainings can be gathered from our training pages. To know more…

On-demand training refers to a flexible learning approach where participants have access to pre-recorded videos, exercises, & downloadable resources on our online platform which can be accessed on the web browser as well as our Android & iOS mobile application. This format allows learners to study at their own convenience, accessing content whenever and wherever they choose. To know more…

Our implementation workshops revolve around a unique learning approach for individuals to be able to implement the management system in their organization, where we also offer toolkits for realistic understanding of the standard. This toolkit helps implementers to understand every document and its applicability as per the ISO/IEC 17020 standard requirements.

For more information about ISO/IEC 17020 Certification, training options, pricing, and our services, please explore our website or read our blogs. You can also contact us…….we’re here to answer your questions and support your journey to certification.

Organization Certification FAQs 

ISO/IEC 17020 Certification enhances the credibility of inspection bodies, improves confidence in inspection results, facilitates market access, ensures compliance with regulations, and enhances customer satisfaction.

ISO/IEC 17020 Certification involves a thorough assessment of an inspection body’s competence, impartiality, and consistency in conducting inspections. It includes audits, documentation review, and proficiency testing.

The time to obtain ISO/IEC 17020 Certification varies depending on factors such as the size of the inspection body, complexity of operations, and readiness for certification. It typically takes several months to complete the certification process.

Yes, ISO/IEC 17020 Consultancy can be conducted remotely, providing flexibility and convenience for organizations, especially in the current global landscape. 

ISO/IEC 17020 Certification is valid for three years, subject to successful completion of annual surveillance audits. Renewal involves demonstrating ongoing compliance with the standard and continual improvement.

Surveillance audit is a periodic assessment conducted by a certification body to ensure that an organization’s management system continues to meet the requirements of the standard. Unlike initial certification audits, surveillance audits are conducted at regular intervals (typically annually) to monitor the ongoing effectiveness and compliance of the management system. These audits help ensure that the organization maintains its certification status and continues to improve its processes and performance over time.

Yes, ISO/IEC 17020 Certification can be revoked if an inspection body fails to maintain compliance with the standard’s requirements or if significant non-conformities are identified during surveillance audits.

The cost of ISO/IEC 17020 Certification depends on various factors, including the size and complexity of the inspection body, the scope of certification, and the certification body’s fees. It’s essential to obtain quotes from accredited certification bodies.

We offer ongoing support, guidance, and resources to help organizations maintain and continually improve their ISO/IEC 17020. This includes access to updated standards, training programs, webinars, and networking opportunities.

No, we are only a consulting firm and offer ISO/IEC 17020 consultancy, however we have associations with various Certification Bodies and can help you get certified.