EBS Article Series – A DIY Approach to ISO 9001 Certification
For most organizations, achieving ISO 9001 certification can be a rather daunting undertaking. For many smaller companies that don’t have the resources to retain a full-service ISO consultant and who attempt ISO 9001 certification on a do-it-yourself basis, the work can be overwhelming.
Without an internal or external resource who is knowledgeable and experienced with ISO 9001, most organizations struggle to properly interpret the ISO 9001 standard and implement processes that satisfy the standard requirements. With that said, it is still possible to complete your certification as a do-it-yourselfer, but the company also needs to find a source of expertise to guide the project.