Have you implemented an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system, and would like to get certified, but are unsure of the ISO 9001 certification cost? Let’s look at some of the costs certification bodies often charge, and which of those Adaptive Certifications does and doesn’t charge for your ISO 9001 certification.
The cost of certification varies greatly depending on the size and nature of your activities. International Accreditation Forum (IAF) provide rules around audit time calculations (you can check them out here if you’re up for some heavy reading!).
Accredited Certification costs regularly consist of the following:
- Certification fee – usually an initial fee charged by the certification body every three years. This usually ranges from $500 to upwards of $2,000. Note, Adaptive Certifications does not charge this fee.
- Registration fee – this covers the cost of certificates and administration and is often around $250 per certificate. Note, Adaptive Certifications does not charge this fee.
- Stage 1 audit fee – this is for the cost of your stage 1 audit. A small to medium company might expect to pay between $2,000 and $4,000 for a 1-to-2-day audit.
- Stage 2 audit fee – this audit is typically longer than the stage 1 audit. A small to medium company might expect to pay between $4,000 and $6,500 for a 2-to-3-day audit.
On top of this, there may be travel charges, depending on where your organisation is located and the availability of the certification body’s auditors. Make sure to read the fine print of any contract before signing with a certification body. Ideally, if there are travel charges, you will be charged at cost only.
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Also, check out our blog on paying for your certification, and some of the traps to avoid.