CHAPTER 6: CERTIFICATION
The journey to certification can take some time, depending on how large or complex your scoped organisation is. In general, larger organisations can reach certification in about eight to twelve months, whereas smaller companies can obviously achieve this somewhat faster – in the extreme in as little as two months. This is the time between deciding that you wish to pursue ISO 9001 and achieving certification.11
Once your organisation has actually implemented its QMS in accordance with the Standard, there are a few final steps worth taking before booking your certification audit:
• Get the QMS running
Once all the pieces are in place, you should have schedules set up for the regular elements like monitoring and measurement, ...