Surveillance Audit

Surveillance, Re-certification Audit

According to ISO/IEC 17021:2011 9. Process requirements The audit programme shall include a two-stage initial audit, surveillance audits in the first and second

years, and a re-certification audit in the third year prior to expiration of certification. Surveillance audits shall be conducted at least once a year. The date of the first surveillance audit

following initial certification shall not be more than 12 months from the last day of the stage 2 audit.


Ø Even though the certificate is valid for 3 years, it maintains (continues) the validity through surveillance audit

once or twice (two times) every year.


Ø Surveillance audit has to be necessarily performed within 12 months every year the last day of the stage 2 audit.

If 12 months pass without surveillance audit, inevitably the validity of certification is suspended automatically

and all authorities and uses relating to certification are terminated and a certificate should be returned.

In case of suspension of certification releases request can be available in writing within 3 months,

And certification is withdrawn in case of no request within the period.

About IPSA

IPSA Cert is a ISO certification body & Training body. Arvand samane pishgaman sanat ( IPSA Cert ) started his work in 2010. This company Opened under the consideration of  Babak Rayt who has more than 18 years experience in quality management system and worked for different companies and as a lead auditor, audited many companies in different scope. Read more


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