At BCI Global, we are accredited and fully compliant with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 standard “Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems”.
ISO/IEC 17021 contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of audit and certification of the management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and other management system standards.
Our certification process consists of the following main steps:
1- Contractual Agreement:
After processing your application for certification, we prepare a contract which covers certification terms and conditions. After signing the contract, we will provide procedures and guidelines for certification
2- Audit Planning:
At this step; an audit team is assigned to your company. An audit team leader will contact you for collecting required information for audit planning purposes. Once information is complete and reviewed, lead auditor will prepare and submit stage 1 audit schedule.
3- Stage 1 audit (On site Readiness Review):
This is the first stage of certification process. BCI verifies the readiness of your organization’s management system to decide whether to continue with registration (Stage 2) audit. During this stage the lead auditor collects required information such as management system documentation, locations and site-specific conditions, scope of audit and other necessary information. Upon satisfactory completion of stage 1 audit, lead auditor prepares a detailed audit schedule for stage 2 certification audit.
4- Stage 2 audit (Certification Audit):
This is an onsite audit to evaluate conformity to the requirements and effectiveness of your organization’s management system. During the audit required information will be collected for conformity assessment purposes. This audit activity is a combination of interviewing personnel, reviewing documented information and observing operations. Upon satisfactory completion of this stage, audit team will put together an audit package which includes stage 1, stage 2, as well as supporting audit records. The audit package will then be submitted to certification committee for review and final disposition.
5- Certification Decision Process:
Upon receiving an audit package, BCI’s Registration Committee will be held to review audit information and make final certification decision. If audit requirements deemed satisfactory and are met, certification will be proceeding and a certificate will be issued. Certificates are valid for three years from the date of certification decision pending on successful surveillance audit.
6- Certificate issuance:
BCI Global notifies the organization in writing and submit the certificate.