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Updated on 2 Dec 2020  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

What is ISO Certification?

ISO stands for international standards of organization. ISO is an independent international organization that promotes innovation and leads way for the trade development. The main objective of ISO is to ensure that products & services are safe, reliable and of good quality. ISO has listed internationally recognized standards such as ISO 14000, ISO 22000, ISO 9001 to promote worldwide exchange of goods. In other words, ISO is an independent international organization who only develops international standards but they are not engaged in ISO certification process of issuing ISO certificates to the eligible applicants.

ISO is a sign of trust which demonstrates that your product or service meets the expectations of the customer. You may have seen the quality mark of ISO 9001 on different company’s products. This ISO mark is displayed on every ISO certified product and will be allotted to an applicant after ISO registration. ISO certification process is conducted by the external certification bodies.

As you know, competition is increasing day by day among the businesses and it is necessary for a business to deliver goods & services of high quality to the customers in order to maintain your goodwill in the market. Hence, it helps in improving the credibility of your business as well as its overall efficiency too.

FinacBooks acts as an ISO certification body which helps you in obtaining ISO registration in India. Our quality experts are having more than 10 years of experience and they helped many clients in obtaining ISO registration easily and quickly.

ISO Certification

Understanding ISO Standards Categories in India

There are more than 22000 standards in relation to goods, services and processes under ISO certification. The latest version of ISO certification is 9001:2015.

  1. ISO 9001:2015 – It deals with 8 primary elements of the business including people involvement, continuous improvement, customer focus, leadership, system approach to management, mutually beneficial supplier relationship, process approach and factual approach to decision making.
  2. ISO 14001 – ISO 14001 certification deals with environmental management system. This certification ensures that company follows an effective environmental management system.
  3. ISO 22000 – ISO 22000 certifies that the company has an effective food safety management system. This certification allows company to show their customers that you never compromise with the quality & safety of the food.
  4. ISO 20000 – ISO demonstrates excellence in the field of IT and ensure fast delivery of IT services.
  5. ISO 27001 – ISO 27001 certifies that the company has an effective information security management system. It means that the data or information stored in a particular organization is secured and can never be removed from its database.
  6. OHSAS 18001 – OHSAS 18001 certification indicates that the organization or company can show their customers that they are having an effective health & safety management system.
  7. CE marking – CE marking is a certification mark provided to a particular organization, if their quality of the product fulfills the European standards requirement in terms of health, safety and environmental protection benchmark.
  8. ISO 50001 – ISO 50001 demonstrates efficiency management practices adopted by the organization by making efficient use of resources, tackling climate change and saving money too.

Pre-Requisite to ISO Certification Process in India

You need to keep the following things in your mind before initiating the online procedure of ISO certification in India -

  • Choosing the type of ISO certification – The first and the most important step before applying for ISO certification is to choose the type of certification required by the business. There is a big list of ISO certifications available for entrepreneurs as per their requirements.
    • ISO 9001:2008 – Quality management system
    • ISO 14001:2015 – Environment management system
    • ISO 22000 – Food safety management
    • SO/IEC 27001 – Information security management system
    • SA 8000 – Social accountability
    • ISO 31000 – Risk management
    • ISO 37001 – Anti-bribery management system
    • ISO 10002 – Compliant management system
    • ISO 26000 – Social responsibility
    • ISO 28000 – Security management
    • ISO 13485 – Medical devices
    • ISO 4217 – Currency codes
    • ISO 639 – Language codes
    • ISO3166 – Country codes
    • ISO 8601 – Date & time format
    • ISO 20121 – Sustainable events
    • ISO/IEC 17025 – Testing & calibration laboratories
    • EnMS EN 16001 ISO 50001 – Energy management
    • OHSAS 18001 – Occupational health & safety management system
  • Choosing an ISO certification body – ISO only develop standards and doesn’t have authorization to provide certifications to companies in India. ISO certification is done by external service providers or the external bodies. Not only certification is provided but process is also implemented by the external bodies. The latest version of ISO certification is ISO 9001. It is necessary that you must choose a valid and a credible certification body for ISO certification. You must keep the following steps in your mind while choosing ISO certification body –
    • In the first and the foremost step, you need to evaluate different certification service providers in order to choose the right one.
    • You need to check that whether they are following the CASCO standards. CASCO is the Committee formed by ISO to deal with issues pertaining to conformity assessment.
    • In the third and the final step, you need to identify whether the certification body is accredited or not. It is not mandatory for ISO certification body to be accredited but it should meet the requirements of ISO accreditation bodies.

      In case you want to find an accredited certification body, Contact Finacbooks today.

Documents required for ISO Registration

There are certain documents which you need to submit along with the application form to the valid & certified external body in order to get approval for ISO registration online. When the application gets approved, ISO certificate will be issued by the external body to the organization which can be applied to all the eligible products. Documents required for ISO registration/ISO certification are as follows –

  1. PAN card copy - Copy of PAN card of the applicant. Write your name exactly in the same way as mentioned in your PAN card.
  2. Passport size photograph – A recent passport size photograph of the applicant. It will be considered as identification proof in ISO certification process.
  3. Aadhaar card/Voter identity card – Copy of Aadhaar card/Voter identity card, Copy of electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill, gas bill to verify the address proof of the applicant.
  4. Copy of Sales bill/Purchase bill - Two copies of sales bill/Purchase bill should be provided by the applicant for the verification of his or her sales or purchase transactions.
  5. Company letterhead – A company letterhead should be provided by the applicant to the external body to verify his or her organization name and registered office address.
  6. Copy of Rent agreement (If property is rented) – If you are living in a rented place, you need to attach rent agreement along with the other documents.
  7. Copy of Property papers (If property is owned) – In case the applicant is living in his or her own place, he needs to attach the copy of property papers of his house.
  8. MOA & AOA and certificate of incorporation (In case of company)

ISO Registration & Certification Process

  • Creation of application – In the first step, creation of a contract takes place between the applicant and the registrar. A contract comprises of rights & obligations of both the parties including access right, liability and the confidentiality. A contract set has certain terms & conditions which an applicant needs to follow in order to get ISO certification in India.
  • Reviewing of quality documents - All quality manuals and documents pertaining to various policies & procedures are reviewed by ISO auditor. The process of reviewing quality documents is done by ISO auditor to identify the gaps in comparison with the standards set by them to overcome the gaps of your organization.
  • Make an action plan – In the third step, the possible gap is communicated to the organization by the ISO auditor. You must create an action plan in order to eliminate the existing gaps of the organization. In order to bring change into the organization, you must prepare a list of the tasks to be undertaken in order to implement the desired changes into the organization. In order to implement these changes into your organization, you may need to give training to your employees in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness level of adopting new policies and procedures. All your employees must be aware of ISO standard in terms of quality standards & work efficiency.
  • Initial certification audit – Initial certification audit is divided into two stages i.e. Stage 1 & Stage 2.
    1. Stage 1 – In the first stage, the changes made by you in the organization will be audited by the ISO auditor. After auditing the changes, possible non-conformities prevailing in your system and procedures are identified to achieve the desired quality management system. Non-conformities are then divided into two – Major & minor. The applicant addresses these Non-conformities carefully & modifies these techniques & processes of their organization to achieve desired quality standards.
    2. Stage 2 – After making the required changes in the organization, final audit process will be done by the ISO auditor. In this stage, ISO auditor checks that whether all non-conformities are eliminated and meeting the ISO quality standards or not. If ISO auditor is satisfied, the final ISO audit report is prepared by the ISO auditor and the same is forwarded to the register.
  • Completing the ISO certification – After eliminating all the Non-conformities and putting all findings in ISO audit report, ISO certification will be granted by the registrar.
  • Surveillance audits – Surveillance audits are the audits conducted from time to time to analyze and evaluate the organization on the basis of ISO quality standards. It is basically done to identify whether organization is maintaining the ISO quality standards or not.

Time involved in completion of ISO certification process

Time involved in completion of ISO certification process depends upon the size of the organization. Hence, the time taken by an external body in ISO certification process varies from organization to organization. The time needed to complete ISO certification process is as follows –

  1. For small organization – Approximately 6-8 months
  2. For medium organization – Approximately 10-12 months
  3. For Large organization – Approximately 12-15 months

Benefits of ISO Certification

ISO certification/ISO registration provide boost to businesses in different fields such as Quality management, Environment management, Food safety management, Information security, Risk management etc. ISO 9001 certification helps in providing various benefits to the businesses. It will not only help in increasing the efficiency and profitability of your business but also offer you some marketing advantages too. Every certification has its own advantages which benefits the organization and build the reputation of the business in the market. There are various benefits of applying ISO registration online –

Improve marketability

The ISO certification helps in improving the business credibility with the existing as well as new clients which results in creation of niche market for business.

Improve Business Efficiency

ISO implementation helps you to manage your resources efficiently or to the maximum extent. Hence, it contributes to business efficiency.

Improve Product Quality

After getting ISO certification, quality of the product matches international standards and decrease the order rejection risk which may take place due to defective product.

Enhances customer satisfaction

By meeting the requirements of the customer, the ISO certification enhances customer satisfaction.

Build Credibility Internationally

The ISO certification helps your organization to build the credibility of the business overseas.

Getting Governement Tenders

ISO certification is required in majority of government tenders

What Is Included In Our Package?

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Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

ISO Registration FAQ's

ISO stands for international standards of organization. ISO is an independent international organization that promotes innovation and leads way for the trade development. The main objective of ISO is to ensure that products & services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

ISO 9000 is a type of ISO certificate which represents the quality of the product on international basis and also ensures that company is meeting the required quality standards. ISO 9000 standards family consist of 3 core standards –

ISO 9000 – Fundamentals and vocabulary

ISO 9001 – Quality management system – Requirements

ISO 9004 – Quality management system – Performance improvement Guidelines.

BIS stands for Bureau of Indian standards and is the founder of ISO. The technical team & its sub-committees are responsible for the advancement of ISO 9000. BIS officers included in quality and industry experts’ panel are nominated by BIS. They enthusiastically participate in the gatherings offered by the Technical committee ISO/TC 176 and their sub-committees.

Any organization can apply for ISO 9001 certification. Guidance standards like ISO 9000 and ISO 9004 are not implied for certification.

As per needs of ISO 9001, organizations implemented certain rules & regulations to improve the product quality. ISO 9004 standard is a key self-assessment element. This standard is not considered as certification.

In a simple language “accreditation” is a type of certification but it should not be used as an interchangeable alternative for certification or registration.
ISO audit is a simple tool to examine the quality system to make sure that organization is meeting the quality standards. Once you get the ISO certification, ISO audit needs to be done annually.
Yes, the standard revised version is applicable on both small and large organizations. Regardless of your company size, it helps in improving your business and increasing customer satisfaction.
IAF stands for international accreditation forum. It is the world association of assessment accreditation bodies as well as other bodies interested in assessment in compliance with the standard rules & regulations in the fields of products, services, management systems, personnel and other similar programs.
Yes, you can be certified with multiple ISO standards at a same time. It will save your time and money
No, certificate will not be given by the ISO auditor in the pre-audit stage. In this stage, ISO auditors will only do assessment of business systems & procedures and offer suggestions to make your company an ISO compliant company.
No, you cannot choose any ISO accreditation. It should be valid & genuine. It is necessary that you pick the right ISO accreditation. In order to know which ISO accreditation is right for your business, Contact FinacBooks today.
The validity of ISO certificate is 3 years.
Yes, you need to renew your ISO certification after 3 years. You need to submit reassessment application to renew ISO certification.

How Finacbooks help in ISO Registration in India?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience in to obtain ISO Certificate in India. We will guide you through the entire process of ISO Certification. To avail the best deals on ISO registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

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