ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Revisions Published

The newly revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 were recently released with a publication date of 2015/09/15. 

Certification bodies will have up to three years from the date of publication to transition their certified clients to the new versions of the standards. At the end of the transition period, certificates to the previous versions of the standards will no longer be valid.

ANAB is requiring accredited certification bodies to transition their accreditation well before the three-year transition period ends so that they can begin transitioning their clients well in advance of the deadline. Transition requirements are outlined in Accreditation Rule 20 (for QMS) and Accreditation Rule 21 (for EMS), and Heads Up 320 (for management systems) provides Q&A related to the transitions.