The International Organization for Standardization is a well-respected conglomeration of global standards. Earning ISO certification for your business takes an educated workforce of managers and employees. Learn more about what ISO certification means and how to get your organization on the right track with suitable training courses and individual certifications.

If you need assistance with ISO certification or business management services in Ottawa, BEVA Global Management, Inc. offers dozens of courses and certifications for your valued thought leaders. In the meantime, this is what you should know about ISO certification.

What is ISO certification?

ISO certification means that an organization has passed an independent third-party audit and has demonstrated that it meets the latest quality standards published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The ISO offers over 21,000 standards ranging from quality management to occupational health and safety to food safety management. You can receive ISO Certifications training in Canada through BEVA Global Management Inc., which offers courses for more than 20 ISO certifications!

Do I need ISO certification for my company?

Some industries have legal or contractual obligations requiring ISO certification. Even if your industry doesn’t require certification, there are many benefits of conforming to these standards. Typically, businesses save time and money and run operations more efficiently under ISO guidelines such as:

  • ISO 9001 for quality management helps ensure products and services meet customer needs.
  • ISO 31000 for risk management helps minimize risks that may negatively impact performance.
  • ISO/IEC 27001 for information security assists with securing your organization’s information.

How do I get ISO certification?

While the ISO standards are meant for organizations, not people, there are education and certification courses that can help you lead standardization efforts at your company. PECB is one organization that works closely with the ISO to design and administer courses related to ISO standards. BEVA Global Management is a Canadian training and consulting firm offering PECB courses for ISO Certifications training in Ontario.

Which ISO certification is best for my company?

The certifications most applicable to your company depend on the industry you work in. For example, food manufacturers might pursue Food Safety Management certification. Your company probably does not require a particular certification to open its doors. However, highly regulated industries such as government contracts, often require ISO certifications. Additionally, the ISO 9000 series is widely applied to engineering and software firms and has applications in service and production industries, and quality management certifications are also widely sought after.

Who certifies valid providers of ISO certification courses in North America?

PECB is one of the main bodies that certifies providers and courses offering ISO certification courses in North America. Training and education providers that meet PTCP (PECB Training Certification Program) criteria offer PECB Certified Courses that have been accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). You can attend BEVA’s PECB-certified classes and ISO Certifications training in Ottawa.

How long does it take to get ISO certification?

The certification process varies depending on the type of certification sought. For example, it can take up to six months for a small organization to achieve ISO 9000 certifications. Larger organizations may take up to 18 months or longer if they have multiple locations, hundreds of employees and complex operations. The length of courses for individual ISO certifications varies greatly, from a few hours to a few weeks to much longer time periods.

How long is an ISO certification valid for?

Typically, certification lasts three years once your company achieves all the necessary approvals that it meets the applicable ISO standards. After three years, your company can submit an application for reassessment to renew your certification. Your organization has to go through the re-certification process for each ISO certification earned.

Now that you have mastered the basics of what you should know about ISO certification, it’s time to partner with BEVA Global Management, Inc., a proud provider of PECB ISO certifications classes in Ottawa, Ontario, and throughout Canada.

About the Author

As a Master Degree in Science in Project Management from the University of Québec , Richard is a dynamic bilingual professional with more than 25 years of progressively senior leadership experience in various industry sectors such as retail, construction, non-profit organizations, research and development, information technology and government. Richard holds various designation such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Certified Master Project Manager (MPM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Richard is also known as a reputable and knowledgeable instructor in project management in both English and in French in class and virtual.