How much time does it take to get ISO Certification?
A very common question asked by organizations wanting to implement ISO standards and get ISO Certification is – how much time does it take to get ISO Certification? Being one of the largest ISO Consulting companies in the UAE, Sterling International Consulting can provide a definitive answer to this important question.
The time required for ISO implementation and certification depends on several parameters as below:
- Nature of the business of the organization
- Number of employees
- Complexity of processes
- Competence of the employees
- Maturity of existing processes / documentation
- Regulatory requirements
- Contractual requirements
- Availability of the employees to work on the ISO certification initiative
- Involvement, commitment, and dedication of the core team / top management
- Certification body selected
- Availability of external expertise like ISO Consultant in UAE – Sterling International Consulting
- Availability of financial resources for training, consulting, audit etc.
Average time required for organizations to get ISO certification is given below:
|Company Type||Company Size||Time for ISO Implementation & Certification|
|Micro||Less than 5||3 months|
|Small||6 – 15||3 months|
|Medium||16 – 50||4 months|
|Large||More than 51||4 months – 6 months|
Most organizations finish their ISO certification project in 4 to 6 months’ time because it is recommended that once you start your ISO implementation, you must finish it at the earliest possible to maintain the initial momentum. Certification bodies normally need about 3 months of implementation of the particular ISO management system under consideration. Our ISO consultants in UAE – Dubai & Abu Dhabi can help you put in place a robust QMS, EMS, OHSMS, FSMS, HACCP, ISMS in place that will not only be ready for a quick audit but also be meeting the requirements of ISO standards completely.
However, there are several fast-track options available to get ISO certified quickly. Our expert ISO Consultants in UAE can help you determine a perfect plan for your ISO implementation and Certification. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +971 505842597 to request a free ISO implementation and certification project plan for your organization and be certain about the time to get ISO certification for your company.