What is ISO Certificate?
ISO Certificate is a kind of certificate which is issued by ISO Certification Body. It assures the conformity of implementation of ISO requirements for specific standard. There are few items inside the certificate. This post will clear about the idea about ISO Certificate.
Standard Name : The major item in the iso certificate is standard. Certification bodies issue certificate on a specific standard. Such as if you want certificate on ISO 9001:2008 standard then ISO 9001:2008 will be written in your certificate.
LOGO: Three kinds of logos are found in the ISO Certificate. One of them is Certification Body’s logo, one is Accreditation Body’s logo and another one is Forum’s logo. It is usually heard from our prospect that will they get the “ISO” logo in their certificate? For their information it can be said that ISO is a short form of International Organization for Standardization. It is a nonprofit Organization. It is located in Geneva of Switzerland. This organization introduces and publishes only standard. It is not involved in certification issueing process. So, ISO logo will not come in your certificate.
Without obtaining specific purpose ISO CERTIFICATE is a great marketing tool. So, it can be used for publicity purposes too. So, many ISO certified companies use certificate’s logo in their various documents like letter head pad, Challan form, Money receipt, big size’s carton etc.
During the certificate delivering time Certification Body provides guidelines for using of their logos in the company’s documents. So, before using ISO LOGO, first know the instructions of how to use it in your documents.
Is any Special Value of any Logo in the ISO Certificate?
Sometimes some prospects ask to get specific logo based certificate. They think some accreditation body’s logo has special value in the certificate. For them I would like to say that there is no specific value of specific logo of certification body or accreditation body. All Certification Bodies and Accreditation Bodies are run by following the defined and respective ISO standards. So, there is no extra value of any logo of CB or AB. You can take certificate from any accredited Certification Body. All accredited CB’s certificates are internationally accepted. Actual value of certificate depends on you and how you are implementing ISO requirements in your organization. No buyer or tenderer will ask you to have a specific logo enriched ISO Certificate. They will ask only the standard requirement.
Certification scope: It is another important thing of your certificate. Certification scope indicates which activities of your organization will be included in your certificate. Usually production/service, sales & marketing, store , design, purchase, export, import, etc. may come in the certificate scope.
Certificate Number: This is another must have thing in the certificate. You can check this certificate number to prove fraud or genuineness of the ISO certificate. You can check it from Certification Body’s website.
Issuing and expiring dates: These are written in the ISO CERTIFICATE. Usually the iso certificate’s validity is three years. After three years it is issued newly after completion of successful re-certification audit.
Above mentioned items are the major items of ISO Certificate. I think items of ISO certificate will be cleared after reading this article. However if you have any question about this ISO topic you can write to us. Your comments or knowledge will be treated properly. If you think this ISO article is helpful then do not hesitate to share this ISO Certificate idea with your friends .
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