Frequently Asked Questions

About ISO 9000 and ISO 9001

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HOW Questions

How many countries use ISO 9001?

How many ISO 9001 certificates have been issued?

How much does it cost to become ISO 9001 Certified?

How long will it take to become ISO 9001 Certified?

How much time do we have to upgrade to ISO 9001 2008?

How can I get in touch with ISO Headquarters?

How do I choose an ISO 9001 Registrar?

How can I become an ISO 9001 auditor?

How should I format my ISO 9001 documents?

How should I control my ISO 9001 documents?

WHAT Questions

What does the term "ISO" stand for?

What standards make up the ISO 9000 series?

What's the difference between ISO 9000 and ISO 9001?

What's the difference between being certified and being registered?

What's the difference between being certified and being compliant?

What's the difference between being certified and being accredited?

What's the difference between a quality manual and a quality system?

What's the difference between a procedure and a work instruction?

What should our procedures and work instructions look like?

What's the difference between a work instruction and a record?

What's the difference between corrective and preventive action?

What's the difference between design verification and design validation?

WHERE Questions

Where can I find an ISO 9001 registrar in my area?

Where can I find an ISO 9001 consultant in my area?

Where can I find an ISO 9001 auditor in my area?

Where can I find an ISO 9001 trainer in my area?

Where can I find a list of ISO members?

Where can I get the ISO 9000 standards?

OTHER Questions

May I use the ISO logo?

May I use the ISO name?

May I copy the ISO standards?

Why should we get ISO 9001 certified?

Will ISO 9001 improve our financial performance?

Will ISO 9001 certify the quality of my products and services?

Does the ISO 9001 standard apply to my organization?

Does ISO issue ISO 9001 certificates?


OUR ISO 9001 PAGES

ISO 9001 Introduction

Quality Management Principles

ISO 9001 2008 versus ISO 9001 2000

Plain English Quality Management Definitions

ISO 9001 2008 Translated into Plain English

How to Upgrade to the New ISO 9001 Standard

How to Develop Your Process-based QMS

Process-based QMS Development Plan

Internal Audit Program

Gap Analysis Tool

Process Approach


OUR ISO 9004 QUALITY PAGES

Introduction to ISO 9004 2009 Quality Management

Overview of the ISO 9004 2009 Quality Standard

ISO 9004 2009 Translated into Plain English

ISO 9004 2009 Compliance Audit Tool

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Updated on November 1, 2012. First published on October 24, 2001.