Exemplar Global Certification has released its ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 transition requirements. All Exemplar Global individuals certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 are required to update their certification through an internationally recognized assessment to the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.
The ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management systems) standards are now in the Final Draft International Stage (FDIS), with an expected publication date of September 2015.
What does this mean for Exemplar Global certified personnel?
All Exemplar Global personnel certified in the following programs will be required to demonstrate transition adequacy to the changes in the new standards:
- Qualification and competency-based quality management systems auditors (all grades)
- Quality management systems internal auditors
- Heavy vehicle accreditation auditors
- Certified quality management systems practitioners
- Qualification and competency-based environmental management systems auditors (all grades)
- Environmental management systems internal auditors
- Certified environmental management systems practitioners
How can competency be demonstrated?
Certified personnel must demonstrate transition adequacy by completing the International Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR) transition assessment. Compiled and written by IAAR in consultation with numerous global partners, this transition assessment was developed to provide an international standard for ISO competency assessment.
The IAAR transition assessment will be available to Exemplar Global certified individuals, online through the Exemplar Global College website.
Due to the scale of changes within the new standards, Exemplar Global highly recommends that certified professionals undertake an ISO transitional course in the relevant standard prior to completing the online transition assessment.
Numerous transitional courses are currently available from Exemplar Global certified training providers.
Additionally, a preparatory eLearning module is also available through the Exemplar Global college website.
When will the assessment be available?
- The ISO 9001:2015 assessment is currently available on the Exemplar Global College website.
- The ISO 14001:2015 assessment will become available on the Exemplar Global College website in September.
How much does the transition assessment cost?
The cost for undertaking the transition assessment through Exemplar College is: $79 USD. There is no additional certification cost for transition to the new standard once you have successfully completed the transition assessment online.
Deadline for completion of transition assessment:
To ensure Exemplar Global Certified Professionals remain of the highest global standard, the transition assessment must be completed by the following dates:
- ISO 9001:2015 – Assessment must be completed by December 31, 2015.
- ISO 14001: 2015 – Assessment must be completed by February 1, 2016.
Where can I find more details about the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 transition assessment?
Details regarding the transition assessment can be found on the Exemplar Global College website at: www.exemplarglobalcollege.org.
What about auditing to the new standard?
Exemplar Global certified auditors are not allowed to conduct any audits or skill examinations to the ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001:2015 standards without successfully completing the Transition Assessment. Submission of audits and/or skill examinations to the updated standards before successful completion of the Transition Assessment will NOT be accepted.
After September 1, 2018, Exemplar Global will not accept any audits or skill examinations for certification, recertification, and/or expansion of certification to the ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004 standards. Additionally, after September 1, 2018, the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 scope will no longer be available.
If you have any questions regarding the general transition requirements, please contact your local Exemplar Global office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions specific to the Transition Assessment, please email email@example.com.