A). Create an Application:-
Once the Applicant or Enterpreneur has selected the ISO standard and Certification body, need to make an application in a prescribed form. It usually defines rights and obligations of both parties and includes liability issues, confidentiality, and access rights.
B). Documents Review by Registrar:-
Registrar will view all the quality documents, policy,manuals and procedures being followed in the organization. Review of existing works will help the ISO registrar to identify the possible gaps against the requirements stipulated in the ISO standards.
C). Draft an Action Plan:-
ISO registrar notifies the applicant of any existing gaps in the organisation, and the applicant must prepare an action plan to close these gaps. The action plan should include a list of the tasks that must be completed in order to meet the Quality Management System requirements.
D). Initial Audit:-
The ISO Auditor will audit the changes made by you in the organization. During the audit, if the registrar finds anything that does not meet with the requirements of the ISO standards. Audit findings are usually called as non-conformities. They will divide these non-conformities into minor and major non-conformities. The applicant must carefully assess all these non-conformities and get it aligned as per the desired quality standards through modification in the techniques and processes used by the organisation.
E). Final Audit:-
The registration cannot proceed until all significant nonconformities are closed and verified by the Registrar. This usually involves a re-audit of the affected areas and the associated costs.
F). ISO CERTIFICATE:-
After all, non-conformities are addressed, and all the findings are updated in the ISO audit report, the registrar will grant the ISO certification.
G). Surveillance Audits:-
Surveillance audit will be conducted primarily to ensure that the organisation is maintaining ISO quality standards. It will be performed from time to time.