ISO 9001 certification cost in UAE

When we discuss about the ISO 9001 certification cost in the UAE, let us also understand about ISO certification requirements in the UAE. It is important to discuss about the ISO certification requirements in UAE because, ISO 9001 certification cost will vary to a great extent depending on which all ISO certification requirements apply to your business.

The list below provides a summary of ISO certification requirements in UAE:

  • Scope finalization to determine the boundaries of your ISO management system
  • Determination of the context of the organization, internal issues, external issues, needs & expectations of the interested parties
  • ISO Management system policy
  • ISO Management system objectives
  • Identification of processes and documentation of significant business processes as per the applicable management system standard
  • Development of the process interaction
  • Identification of roles, responsibilities, authorities etc.
  • Training need identification and related training records
  • Risk & opportunity identification and management specific to the ISO management system under consideration including actions to address the risks and opportunities
  • Internal audit program, plan, report and internal audit NCs
  • Management review input, output, agenda, minutes and action plan
  • Documentation of non-conformities arising from process deviations, services, products, project, customer complaint etc.
  • Identification of KPIs or process effectiveness evaluation parameters and regular monitoring of them

Depending on what you already have in place from the above list, we will help you finalize the ISO certification requirements in UAE for your company and guide you step by step with required documentation and its implementation.

The first question in the mind of the organization when they think about ISO 9001 certification is the associated cost.

ISO 9001 certification cost in the United Arab Emirates can be divided into the following categories:
(1) Cost of ISO 9001 training in UAE
(2) Cost of ISO 9001 consulting for documentation/implementation etc.
(3) Cost of ISO 9001 certification audit including stage 1 and stage 2 audit.

Sample ISO 9001 certification cost in UAE for an organization with 100 employees can vary from 6,000 AED to 25,000 AED:

Many consulting organizations in the UAE quote price like the below for ISO 9001 certification for a small size company of about 15-20 employees.

Serial Number ISO 9001 certification component Cost in Dubai/Abu Dhabi – UAE


1. ISO 9001 Awareness Training 1,000 AED
2. ISO 9001 Gap Assessment 2,500 AED
3. ISO 9001 Documentation & Implementation Assistance 5,000 AED
4. ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Training 2,500 AED
5. ISO 9001 Internal Audit 3,000 AED
6. Stage 1 & Stage 2 audits by a reputed, independent & accredited certification body


8,000 AED

However, at Sterling, we understand and recognize the need for a more cost-effective approach and we offer the best value proposition to our clients for their ISO 9001 certification. Contact us to know the cost of ISO 9001 certification in UAE for your organization and get a free quotation and proposal by contacting us at

The pricing structure of various certification bodies vary and this results in a remarkable change in your ISO 9001 certification cost depending on which certification body you decide to get certified from.

There are many certification bodies in the UAE offering either non-accredited ISO certificates or ISO certificates with fake accreditations. Some so-called certification bodies run pay to get certified kind of racket. They issue certificates without any implementation or documentation or in the worst case without any proper audit. Just pay and get your ISO certificate in a few hours kind of scam. Beware and stay away from these scammers. You are known by the company you keep. While trying to save a few thousand Dirhams and the excitement to get a quick ISO certificate, you are putting the reputation and long term interests of your organization at risk. Many certification bodies claim free consulting which is absolutely unethical. A certification body can never do consulting activities and a consulting company can never do certification audits. They both must be separate legal and independent entities to eliminate the risk of conflict of interest. Some fake certification bodies offer a 3-year price and claim that there will be no surveillance audits or your certificate remains valid for 3 years on a one-time fee with no annual surveillance audits. Never ever get into these kinds of scams. Contact us at if you are in doubt and our ISO experts will offer you unbiased and accurate advice.

Depending on the type of your business domain and industry, the certification body will identify if there is a need for a domain specialist along with the ISO system auditor. The number of employees is another consideration. The total number of audit man-days are calculated as per a table that corresponds to total man-days with the number of employees in the organization. The certification body may use multiple auditors to shorter the span of the total audit. ie.if the audit is to be done for a total of 4 man-days, instead of one auditor auditing for 4 days, the certification body may send 2 auditors for 2 days or 4 auditors for 1 day.

There are many certification bodies and consulting companies in Dubai that lure the organizations looking for ISO certification by super cheap pricing. Stay away from these kinds of companies. They in the most probability, issue you an unaccredited certificate with bogus accreditation bodies like UKAF instead of UKAS to create confusion in the minds of the clients. They have similar-sounding & attractive names of those fake accreditation bodies that cheat people and in turn, impact the market reputation of real ISO certification bodies and the ISO scheme in general.

There are certification bodies who issue the certificate without actual audit or they say surveillance audit is free or say that with consulting services, certification comes free. Please stay away from these kinds of companies as they will tarnish your reputation, market image and in a long term put you in a huge financial/contractual problem because they are unaccredited and/or issued unethically flouting all the norms of IAF.

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