ISO Certification - An Overview

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Lasya Pamidi

ISO certification
Last updated on April 30th, 2021

What is ISO Certification? 

ISO certification certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardisation and quality assurance.

ISO refers to International Organization for Standardisation. It is an independent organisation that provides standards in terms of quality, safety, and also efficiency of products and services provided by businesses. An ISO registration also enhances the reputation of your service or product. There are different types of ISO certification like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 5001, etc. To date, they’ve published over 22,600 standards and related documents, applicable to all sorts of industries, from manufacturing to food safety to accounting and health care.

These standards present an approach that has been agreed on by international experts. As a result, the standards themselves are a collection of best practices which promote product compatibility, identify safety issues and share solutions and know-how.

The Need for an ISO Certification for a Company

Who issues this certification?

An accredited registrar issues the ISO certification which is the Certification Body (CB). Each CB issues various types of certification. Moreover, it is advisable to choose credible and known CB. Therefore, the list of few CB in India:

Types of ISO Certification

There are various types of ISO certification are available such as listed below:


Does an ISO certification work as a permit or a license?

An ISO certification only certifies standards, it has got nothing to do with permits and licenses. Even though you might have an ISO certification, you still need government and authority permission, permits and licenses to work your business.

Can I Choose any ISO accreditation?

No, not all ISO accreditations are genuine and valid. It is important for you to pick the right ones.

How do I know that I am an ISO certified entity ?

When you get ISO certified you will receive a certificate bearing a unique certificate number. Using such unique number over accreditation’s body website you can verify that your business is an ISO certified entity.

What is the difference between ISO ‘certification’ and ‘accreditation’?

In simple words, accreditation is a kind of certification but accreditation’ should not be used as an interchangeable alternative for certification or registration.

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