ISO 9001:2015 Certification – Steps to be followed by ISOCERT

March 26 13:00 2020
ISO 9001:2015 Certification - Steps to be followed by ISOCERT

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ISO 9001 certification is a certification of the management system for product quality, enterprise products and services up to international standard ISO 9001. Also known as ISO Certificate or ISO 9001 Certificate.

The latest version is ISO 9001:2015, replacing the old system, ISO 9001:2008.

ISO 9001 certification is evidence to help businesses demonstrate an effective system management; manage product quality. ISO 9001 certification helps improve the image of your business.


ISO certification means that an enterprise is assessed and granted by an ISO certification organization to an enterprise. The certification body will certify that the Enterprise has a Quality Management System conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001. The result of an ISO Certification is an ISO 9001 Certificate or ISO 9001 Certificate.


Currently, the ISO standard used by businesses and certification organizations to evaluate is ISO 9001:2015 version. ISO 9001:2015 was issued by ISO World Organization on September 15, 2015. ISO 9001:2015 is a replacement for the previous ISO 9001: 2008.

What organization is ISO 9001 CERTIFICATE?

ISO certification organization is a legal entity with clear legal status. Importantly, the certification body must be a licensee (designator) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in the field of certification.Currently, in Vietnam there are many certification organizations for businesses to choose. However, many certification organizations are currently operating without a Ministry of Science and Technology’s designation certificate for the field of certification.

Therefore, when selecting a certification organization, the enterprise should clearly understand the legal documents of the certification body, including:

1. Certificate of operation in the field of certification, granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
2. Other legal documents: Business registration; Capacity profile.


ISO 9001 certificate is the result of an audit and is proof that the Enterprise has a satisfactory quality management system. After the certification Organization assesses and certifies the system of the suitable Enterprise. The enterprise will be granted a certificate by the certification organization with the following contents:

1. Name of the certification Organization
2. Information of the enterprise to be granted a certificate.
3. Certification standards.
4. Scope of certification (field of the enterprise).
5. Certification code; Date of certification; Expiration date.
6. Certification mark.
7. Other necessary information

The certificate will be valid for 3 years. Supervision term 12 / month.


ISO 9001:2015 is the standard that sets requirements for the organization’s management system. Enterprises wishing to achieve ISO 9001 certification must meet the following conditions:

First condition: Enterprises build and apply ISO 9001:2015

To achieve ISO 9001 certification, businesses need to learn and build their own systems according to the requirements of ISO 9001. In simple words, businesses will have to have documents and processes, guidelines … guaranteed according to the requirements of ISO.

The development and application of ISO 9001:2015 is a relatively time-consuming implementation process, about 6 – 9 months. and many personnel involved. To be successful, businesses can learn by themselves, build and apply ISO 9001. These apply to businesses with staff knowledgeable in ISO. This team has time and are specialized in ISO. If the enterprise does not have the above team, it should seek professional advice. The consulting organizations will accompany enterprises in training, building and applying processes and forms.

The result of this step is that the Enterprise has an appropriate management system in accordance with ISO. 

Condition 2: Conducting certification audits by the certification Organization.

After the Enterprise has a good management system. Enterprises have evidence proving their conformity. At the same time, the Enterprise has implemented its internal self-assessment. Corrective actions and improvements are taken.

The enterprise will discuss with the certification Organization on the implementation of the certification audit. This is an important step for businesses to achieve ISO certification. Or is it ISO 9001:2015 Certificate.

Third condition: Maintain system operation and validity of ISO Certificate

Enterprises get ISO Certificate as initial results. Some mistakes of the Enterprise after obtaining the Certificate did not maintain the application of its quality management system. This can lead to the enterprise operating stagnant and inefficient. In addition, businesses may not be able to meet the requirements when the monitoring assessment after 12 months. The validity of ISO 9001 Certificate is no longer available. Therefore, after achieving ISO 9001 certification; Enterprises need to constantly improve and maintain the application of the system.

The above are the basic conditions for businesses to achieve ISO 9001 certificate. Enterprises need to strictly comply with all the above contents so that ISO 9001 Certificate can always be valid.


Chứng nhận ISO 9001:2015 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. ISO 9001 certificate is a certificate issued by 01 Certification Organization. Certification organizations operate under the general principles of ISO World Organization. At the same time, the Certification Organization is also the unit under the supervision and designation of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Therefore, the implementation of ISO certification must ensure compliance with standard procedures. This process involves a lot of work and stages.

Following this process correctly ensures that the ISO certificate is validated.

Below, we introduce the certification process that has been confirmed and appointed by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Step 1: Register for certification and agree with the certification body

To carry out certification; Enterprises should agree with the certification Organization on issues related to certification activities and a certificate of registration to the certification Organization. Registration of certification will include information related to the Enterprise. 

For example: Business name; Location of assessment; Manufacturing sector; Number of employees…

The certification assessment will be agreed upon by the two parties through the certification contract.

Step 2: Review information and plan for certification audits

The certification body receives information and requirements from the Enterprise. After that, the Certification Organization reviews the information and makes an evaluation plan to send to the Customer. The audit plan will mainly consist of certification information. For example: evaluation time; place of assessment; information experts evaluation; Content rated…

The assessment plan will help businesses proactively prepare the evaluation content.

Step 3: Document review and certification in the field

Regular certification audits go through two basic steps. That is the evaluation and review of the enterprise’s document system. And practical assessment at the factory, where the business is trading …

The auditors of the certification Organization will review the documents, processes, instructions … and the actual production and business of the Business Does the company comply with the provisions of ISO 9001?

Auditors will perform the work on the principle of objectivity, independence and compliance with the provisions of the law on certification and certification. The result of this step is evidence of whether the management system of the enterprise is compliant with ISO 9001.

Step 4: Review evaluation documents and issue certificates

After having the results of the evaluation of certified auditors. The certification body will review the file and issue a certificate to the business.
ISO certificate is valid for 03 years and the minimum monitoring period is 12 months / time.

Step 5: Monitoring supervision and recertification

ISO 9001 supervision audit

After achieving ISO 9001 certification, businesses must continue to maintain the management system. At the prescribed monitoring time, the certification Organization conducts periodic monitoring assessments. The results of the monitoring audit will be evidence to maintain the validity of the certification. Surveillance audits are basically the same as first-time certification audits. Number of regular supervision assessments is 2 (12 months / time)

Review ISO 9001 recertification

The certificate is valid for 03 years. After 03 years, the certification body will conduct a re-certification audit. If the assessment is satisfactory, the Certification Organization will reissue 01 new Certificate, valid for the next 3 years.

For example: The old certificate is valid from September 10, 2016 to September 9, 2019. The new certificate will take effect from September 10, 2019 to September 9, 2022


Evaluate once -> Issue a certificate -> Accepted everywhere

The certificate of quality management system of the enterprise meets the international standard ISO 9001:2015 by a certification organization designated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and identifies nationwide through logos and certification signs.

Modern certificate of technology application 4.0

With the motto of “One-time evaluation -> Granting a certificate -> Accepted everywhere” and following the 4.0 technology trend, ISOCERT  is a certification organization in Vietnam that establishes a certificate retrieval system. via QR code,  to ensure that customers and partners of customers everywhere can access the validity of a certificate  through QR code scanning software on smartphones to the system. Look up customers on the website of the certification Organization. This makes the certificate public and transparent and can check information anywhere, anytime.

The legal and direct certificate issued by the certification Organization

The certificate will be issued directly by the Certification Organization with full domestic legal, legal as well as globally recognized!


International Certificate Office (ISOCert) is a leading and reputed Vietnam-based organization known for its ISO Certification consulting services. The company has been able to achieve a 100% success rate of consulting on a consistent basis for customers by guiding them into developing and building a sustainable management system. ISO-CERT has strategic partnerships with some of the most prestigious organizations and certification bodies to ensure that the ISO certificates have valid national and international accreditation.

The ISO certifications provided by ISOCERT is designed to meet global standards. Their services include:


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