About ISO/IEC 17021:2015

ISO/IEC 17021:2015 is the international standard which provides requirements for the competence and impartiality of bodies which conduct audits and issue certificates of all types of management system.

This standard was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies; in partnership with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), a not-for-profit organisation that works independently of any government; hence it is called as ISO/IEC 17021:2015.

The ISO and the IEC form a joint technical committee, which develop and maintain standards in IT, as well as Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and related technologies.

Who should get
ISO/IEC 17021:2015 certification?

Certification bodies of any type of management system in order to carry out their services needs to get the formal recognition from an authorized body which assures that the certification is carried out impartially.

17021:2015 Consultation

Our process for Consultation depends on your requirements. We provide the ISO/IEC 17021 Documentation Templates which are intricately designed to help you develop your documents by yourself as per the standard requirements. Along with the whole documentation templates, we will also provide tutorial on use & test for practices. Along with this you can opt for additional services like email support, online support, or one-on-one support.

ISO/IEC 17021:2015 Consultation Approach

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Vamah Process Approach

Our process starts from conducting a Gap Analysis where we understand your company’s preparedness for ISO/IEC 17021. After this, we will conduct the required trainings for your staff, and alongside work on the document development. Once the documents are ready, we will guide your team into its implementation & record keeping requirements as per ISO/IEC 17021.

Upon successful implementation of the ISO/IEC 17021 requirements, our consultants will conduct an Internal Audit to capture any non-conformities and guide your team on the necessary actions to be taken. Finally, a Management Review Meeting will be conducted with your Top Management before you go for External Audit.

Our consultants will now guide your team & help them prepare to face the External Auditors who will assess your readiness for ISO/IEC 17021.

You will receive your ISO/IEC 17021 Certificate in no time & with the most hassle-free process and our full support.

Process Step by Step


Gap Analysis

We will evaluate your company’s current arrangements against the ISO requirements of the standard



Our Trainers can conduct Awareness, Implementation & Internal Audit Training’s as per Company’s requirements


Document Development

Based on the Gap Analysis, our team will prepare your ISO Documentation as per the standard requirements



Once we prepare the document kit; we will help your employees with it’s implementation


Internal Audit

Our consultants will conduct the Internal Audit to identify any non- conformities &how to take corrective actions to prevent the same


Management Review Meeting

A meeting with your Top Management will be conducted to discuss about your company’s issues & improvements


Audit Support

Our consultant will prepare your employees for the external audit for smooth attainment of the ISO/IEC 17021 Accreditation

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17021:2015 Training

We are recognized Training Providers by Exemplar Global. Our QMS Training modules are engineered with great detail & methodology to help you gain the knowledge and skills for Document Development, Implementation & conducting Audits..

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    Face to Face

    This is a traditional form of classroom training, where you must be physically present along with the trainer


    Here the training is conducted online over the internet & you do not have to bephysically present to get trained


    This method includes our ISO training kit which can be purchased online, inclusive of videos & training material

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  • 01 /What is ISO certification?

    International Standardization for Organizations (ISO) is an independent body which issues certificates to company’s assuring that the product, service, or system in question meets specific requirements as per their standards.

  • 02 /What is certification body?

    Certification Body is a third-party company contracted to assess and evaluate the system of the organization to the requirements of the appropriate standard and issue a certificate based on conformity to an organization.

  • 03 /What is accreditation body?

    Accreditation body is the organization which serves as third party recognition of competence and performs specific task such as testing, sampling, calibration, inspection and certification of product, process, service, management system, person, or an organization by ensuring that the certification body, testing laboratories, inspection agency and other conformity assessment bodies meet the established standard and compliance with codes of conduct.

  • 04 /What is ISO/IEC 17021:2015?

    ISO/IEC 17021:2015 is the conformity assessment requirements for the bodies providing audit and certification to the management system standard

  • 05 /What are the benefits of ISO/IEC 17021:2015?

    Management system standard Certification will have different benefits as per the different management system standard. Quality management system certification will have benefits of an establishing the proper processes for future operations and effective use of the organizational assets and reduce the cost. Environmental management system standard certification will have benefits of potential of reducing wastage and save the environmental and better awareness of the environmental regulations and improve image with the community. Occupational health and safety management system standard will help to reduce the accident and save the cost of the company.

  • 06 /How long will it take to get accreditation system certification?

    Certification is being issued by the Accreditation body after assessing and auditing the management system of the organization as per the conformance of the requirements of the standard. The process of the certification of management system standards includes application, documents review, onsite audit, closing of nonconformity if any raised, reassessment and final decision of certification.

  • 07 /Do we have to appoint Quality Officer?

    No, you will not be required to appoint a Quality Officer. However, it is recommended to appoint someone as the Management Representative (MR) who will assist the consultants & take the responsibility of getting the organization certified by successful project completion.

  • 08 /What is surveillance audit?

    Surveillance audit is the reassessment and audit conducted by the external auditor (certification body) to find out whether management system of the certified organization meet the requirement of standard on day-to-day operation or not.

  • 09 /When Surveillance audit conducts?

    Surveillance audit requires to be conducted at least once in a year. Surveillance audit must be conducted within 12 months of certification.

  • 10 /What is cost of ISO/IEC 17021:2015 registration and certification?

    The cost of the ISO/IEC 17021:2015 Accreditation standard is depending on the organization size, complexity, technical scope and the number of schemes and standard that the body wishes to be accredited for.

  • 11 /What else can you help us with?

    We can provide you with:

    • We provide ISO/IEC 17021:2015 document template tool kit.
    • We can provide in-house and online training for ISO/IEC 17021:2015.
    • Advice and guidance throughout the entire process to achieve ISO/IEC 17021:2015 accreditation.
  • 12 /How long will it take to get accreditation system certification?

    ISO/IEC 17021:2015 accreditation certification is an ongoing process, it is not merely a single event because once certified, that certification needs to be maintained and renewed by complying with the international standard requirements. However, depending on the size and complexity of the organization it could take between 1-3 months of time to achieve the initial certification.

  • 13 /What is the latest version of ISO/IEC 17021:2015?

    ISO/IEC 17021:2015 is the latest version. ISO/IEC 17021:2011 was the previous version.

  • 14 /What will you do for us to achieve ISO/IEC 17021:2015 accreditation system standard?

    We will establish the project, provide training, and implement the project throughout the process but it is important that your organization runs the project.