The main stages of the certification iter include:
- Preliminary Verification, performed on request only, allows to evaluate the status of the business management system in relation to what is required by ISO 15378. The gap analysis and gap analysis areas are identified;
- the compliance auditing audit, with the objective of assessing the compliance of the management system with the requirements of ISO 15378, by document analysis and field observations;
- the issuance of the attestation of conformity;
- annual auditing audits and three-year renewal.
For companies already certified under ISO 9001 with Certiquality, compliance verification and subsequent periodic audits can be carried out in conjunction with planned activities such as surveillance and renewals.