Inquiry and free quoteFollowing your inquiry and completion of our application form, we will review the information and provide you with a free estimate. There are no fees payable until you have accepted our estimate and returned the signed contract that includes the conditions for certification. We will contact you to start the certification process and the assigned lead auditor will contact you agree on dates for the Stage 1 Audit and provisional dates for the Stage 2 Certification Assessment.
Certification Approval & Surveillance ProgrammeWhen your Management System complies with the certified standard, a certificate of approval is issued, which is valid for three years, subject to satisfactory on going maintenance of your quality management system. Verification is through an audit surveillance programme that is carried out through yearly surveillance visits organised to fit in with your business requirements.
Use of Certification MarkQ-cert certified clients are authorized and encouraged to use the Q-cert certification logos to promote their achievement. The logos can be used widely, but please note that there are regulations governing how and where they are used. We strongly encourage all of our clients to provide a link to our website. This encourages greater visibility of the standards and enables your users to find out more about how certification is beneficial to your business. LOGO DOWNLOADS CERTIFICATION LOGOS
Reduction in scope
Extensions to scope
Q-Cert will in response to an application for extension to the scope of a certification already granted, undertake a review of the application and determine any audit activities necessary to decide whether or not the extension may be granted. This may be conducted in conjunction with a surveillance audit.