ISO Certification Body provides ISO Certificate. Usually this body performs audit before ISO Certification. Usually there is two audits one is Stage one audit and the second one is stage two or certification audit. After completion the stage one the second one is done. Usually the gap between the two audits is 7-15 days. .
ISO Certification body is also known as ISO Registrar. Somebody call it iso certificate provider or iso certification company. Usually they direct work with a company. In the beginning ISO Company came from abroad to perform audit and issued iso certificate in Bangladesh. But now they do not come from abroad. Rather they have Bangladeshi representatives in Bangladesh.
An ISO Certification Body runs on an iso standard is called ISO 17021. It is given by ISO head quarter in Geneva. So, iso certification company is an independent company. No government restriction is there. However they are governed by a body is called Accreditation Body(AB)
Many ISO certification bodies are working in Bangladesh. Lack of local certification company in Bangladesh CB from abroad are dominating the Bangladeshi Certification market.
Most of the certification companies are from UK, America, Australia, Dubai, India or from in EU. Among them UK has monopoly market in this industry. A wide range of acceptance of UK certification body people like to adopt iso certificates from the UK based certification company.
UK Certification bodies have local office in Bangladesh. Most of them are engaged in testing of products for Bangladeshi manufacturers. However, they also provide certificate on various management system standards like iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 45001, iso 27001 etc.
Md Abdul is an IRCA certified Management System lead auditor in Bangladesh. He has been working in Bangladesh since 2010 on behalf of few UK Certification bodies. To reach him you may go here