The CERTY Assessment And Certification Process Comprise The Following:
CERTY will request information to determine if it can provide the required service upon having received a Certification query. If possible, the Inquirer will be offered a service quote and also a CERTY application form.
Once the completed application form is received, arrangements will be made for a two-step initial evaluation process. The main objectives of the Stage 1 process will be the evaluation of the organization’s documentation and the preparation to enable the Stage 2 assessment to proceed. This usually includes a site visit and discussions with the company management. The main objective of the Stage 2 evaluation is to verify the management system implementation by the requirements of the relevant criteria and to confirm the effectiveness of the system. Reports from both evaluations are submitted for review to a Certification decision-maker and sent to the client organization’s management representative, highlighting the process requirements of the corrective measures (if necessary) for the Certification process to be completed. After reviewing the information provided by the applicant, the evaluation report(s), corrective action, as well as the evaluator’s recommendation, the decision to grant or reject the Certification will be made.
Certification will be granted where the assessment process confirms that the management system meets the requirements of the standard (s). If the CERTY is unable to provide the Certification, the applicant will be advised of the reasons for rejecting the Certification and the action required for a favorable Certification decision. To maintain Certification, an annual monitoring program will be prepared in the third year, including a reassessment assessment. CERTY will act against Certification if the Client’s Certified Management System fails to consistently or seriously fail to comply with the requirements of the Standard (s) or does not allow the Client to perform monitoring or reassessment at the required frequencies. In such instances, the Certification will be suspended until the client takes appropriate action. A Certified client may voluntarily request suspension. The suspension period should not be longer than six months in most cases.
If the issue that caused the suspension is resolved satisfactorily, CERTY will restore the suspended Certification. If the client fails to resolve the issue within the allotted time, the Certification will be revoked, or the appropriate scope reduced.
AUDIT CONFIRMATION: A formal agreement is signed between CERTY Certification & Client, which contains all information regarding the terms and conditions, and technically audit man-days along with the activities to be performed.
PRE-ASSESSMENT AUDIT: Your organization can opt to perform a pre-assessment audit. This pre-audit identifies any possible gaps in your current framework or processes to meet the requirements of the standard. This increases your chance of successfully passing Stage 2 Audit
A formal agreement is made between CERTY Certification & Client, that covers all information about the terms and conditions, as well as the technical audit man-days and activities to be completed.
PRE-ASSESSMENT AUDIT: Your organization can opt to perform a pre-assessment audit. This pre-audit identifies any possible gaps in your current framework or processes to meet the requirements of the standard. This improves your chances of passing the Stage 2 Audit.
STAGE 1 AUDIT:
At Stage 1 Audit, we conduct a documentation review – i.e., your existing policies and procedures which will produce a detailed audit report. The report will confirm whether you’re successfully passed to Stage 2.
The objectives are to:
STAGE 2 AUDIT:
Stage 2 Audit is conducted on-site. The goal is to assess your management system’s application and effectiveness across the organization. You will be able to proceed if you successfully complete the audit requirements.
The objectives are to:
FOLLOW-UP AUDIT: A follow-up audit will be conducted if major non-conformities are raised during Stage 2. To correct any major non-conformities our auditors will provide a Corrective Action Plan. If you were unsuccessful to complete this Plan, you will move to Step 3. This follow-up audits
RECOMMENDATION FOR Certification: If the organization is compliant with the Standard requirements, a recommendation for Certification is made. For minor non-conformities, if a Corrective Action Plan in place, this will not delay the Certificates.
CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT & SURVEILLANCE: An audit surveillance is planned over three years and will ensure that the organization still complies with the standard – the registration period is three years from the date of the Certificates.
RE-Certification AUDIT: After the initial registration period is completed, the renewal of Certification is seamless. For more information regarding re-Certification please contact firstname.lastname@example.org