There are many benefits to implementing an ISO 9001 quality management system. These include increased operational efficiency; an opportunity to critically examine how employees do their work and interact between functions; establishing the proper processes for future operations; better documentation of methods and responsibilities; consistency of process; greater employee awareness about quality; cost savings from less scrap and rework, as well as fewer warranty claims; enhanced communication among employees; customer satisfaction; competitive edge; increased credibility; ease of trade; perceived higher quality; reduced customer audits; increased market share; and fulfilling supplier requirements for certification.

ISO 9001 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the ISO 9001 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.


Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 20

ISO 9001:2015, Quality management systems - Requirements

ISO 9004:2018, Quality management - Quality of an organization - Guidance to achieve sustained success

ISO/IEC 17021-3, Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems

Available from IAF:

IAF MD 17, Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies

List of ANAB Accredited CBs

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