5 THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this chapter is to explain the certification process and to provide an insight into the different phases of the audit programme and how to prepare for it. We will also discuss what you should consider in order to maintain momentum after certification. The objective is to equip organisations that are seeking certification with the appropriate information before they commit to the application process.
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
Accreditation: The formal acknowledgement bestowed upon a certification body by an accreditation body that it has demonstrated compliance to internationally recognised standards (most notably BS EN ISO/IEC 17021:2011 and BS EN ISO 19011:2011).
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