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ISO 9001 Certification

The No.1 Quality Standard for your organisation

With over 1,000,000 certificate holders worldwide, ISO 9001 is the world's most popular Quality Management Standard.

As a UKAS-accredited body (No. 0120), we offer impartial, robust and cost effective audits of your Quality Management System, leading to ISO 9001 certification for your organisation.

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What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001
What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 sets out the requirements of a complete Quality Management System (QMS) that can be adapted to suit your organisation. By scrutinising and streamlining your processes against the QMS, your organisation will be far more able to meet your ambitions for sustainability and growth.

Often a requirement for tender applications and with a strong 30-year history, ISO 9001 is widely seen as the most credible, robust and effective business improvement tool on the market.

ISO certification is based on a three-year audit cycle. Your initial audit will take place in two stages. Stage One is a review of your documented Quality Management System. Stage Two looks at the effectiveness of your QMS and leads to certification from us. Centre for Assessment is then required to complete annual review visits over the following two years. We will work with your timeframes for your ISO 9001 audits and assist you if you are unsure about any aspect of the certification process.

Download our ISO application form here.

Watch our ISO 9001 explainer video here.

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How can ISO 9001 benefit your organisation?

ISO 9001 gives you a framework to drive your business forward, win more contracts and increase your profitability.

Achieving ISO 9001 certification with Centre for Assessment may make you better able to:
  • Win more contracts
  • Increase your reputation and status
  • Increase your profits
  • Improve relationships with your suppliers
  • Manage your people and systems more effectively
  • Commit to continuous improvement
  • Give your business a competitive advantage
  • Receive external recognition of your best practice
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Is ISO 9001 right for you?

If you want to evaluate and improve the way you do business, ISO 9001 certification is the answer.

The Standard has always been popular with large organisations but the latest version (published in 2015) makes ISO 9001 certification an equally good option for businesses of any size and in any sector. ISO 9001 is often a requirement of supplier contracts and can certainly give you an advantage in tender applications.


Why should you work with us?

Centre for Assessment is a leading provider of ISO certification.

We can offer you:

1. UKAS-accredited audits

2. expert auditors located across the UK

3. 20 years' experience

4. friendy and flexible customer service

5. knowledgeable head office staff

How Much Does it Cost?
Centre for Assessment prides itself not only on the quality of its audits but also its highly competitive fees, with initial audits starting from as little £1,050 + VAT. Our fees are calculated based on a number of factors, including how many people work for your organisation and the number of sites from which you operate.
A member of our friendly Business Development team will be happy to talk you through the costs for your organisation or, if you prefer, you can complete an application form to receive a no-obligation audit and certification proposal. Just fill in a form on our website or give us a call. Alternatively, you can use our Quote Calculator to give you an estimate.
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ISO 9001 Transfers
Transfer your Certification to Centre for Assessment

If your organisation is already certified to ISO 9001, you may want to consider transferring to Centre for Assessment. Centre for Assessment has lots of experience working with transfer clients, ensuring the required audits take place to avoid a gap in your certification. We do not charge a transfer fee so moving to us can be quick, simple and free.

You may consdier a transfer for many reasons. Perhaps you need a more robust audit from a UKAS-accredited certification body. You may need an improved level of service or a more affordable price. Whatever the reason, if you want to transfer to us, or do a cost comparison with your exisiting provider, we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do transfer to us, we will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Simply contact us and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help.



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ISO 9001 FAQs
  • What are the ISO 9001 requirements?

    There are 7 requirements which are needed to be addressed in your Quality Management System in order to achieve ISO 9001 Certification. We outline these in our 'What is ISO 9001?' video which we hope you enjoy watching.

  • Why ISO 9001 certification is important?

    Every organisation has a management system in place, whether it realises it or not! ISO 9001 is one of the most respected management system frameworks in the world, with around 2,000,000 organisations certified. It is important if you want to improve the quality of your products and/or services, gain external recognition, remain competitive and, of course, improve business performance and growth.

  • How to get ISO 9001 certification?

    First of all, you need to have implemented a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001. Some organisaitons chose to build their own System; others use the services of a specialist consultant. Once your QMS is in place, you can move forward with an ISO 9001 audit from a certification body like Centre for Assessment. We will arrange the two-stage audit process with you, which will lead to your organisation becoming certified with the Standard.

ISO 9001 Insights
ISO 9001 Support
Internal Auditor Training
This one-day tutor-led session will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to complete ISO 9001 internal audits effectively.

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We can also offer you a Gap Analysis service to help you understand if you are ready for ISO 9001 certification.

Get in touch with us to find out more about which of our services is right for you.

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What Our Customers Think

"Working with CfA, and embedding the ISO 9001 standard into our organisation, has helped us to drive a more efficient and effective business going forwards."

Giles Johnston


"Achieving ISO9001:2015 can be a stressful exercise but Centre for Assessment took away the concerns and worries regarding accreditation audits and left us to focus on being ready. An excellent team to deal with - so glad they were recommended to us."

Adrian Sewell

Metalwork Solutions Limited

"Having gained our ISO9001 standard has focus staff on the correct business procedures to follow, record data more accurately, and has given the whole company a better understanding of how and why the company operates with the procedures its uses."

Andrew Walton

Moduflow Fan Systems Ltd

"A good, honest service that fits around our requirements and provides a great auditor, who understands how we works."

Mike Jessop


"Using the standard has reminded us of the importance of process and methodology and keeping detailed and accurate records and reports. Although we believed we were already working to a high standard the certification process has reinforced some existing practises but also educated in new practises"

John Behan

SOS Group

"Having the ISO standard has enabled us to operate our business within a framework which demonstrates to clients that we comply with all rules, regulations and laws as well as provide a quality service. Centre for Assessment have been very helpful, and our auditor has always been professional and understands our business and the industry in which we work. He has provided us with information and details on how to improve our business processes."

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