This Technical Specification provides guidelines for determining the duration of management system certification audits, to the bodies providing audit and certification of management systems and to those that develop and maintain certification schemes. NOTE 1 – This Technical Specification is also intended to address the needs of other interested parties (e.g. regulators, accreditation bodies) when determining the duration of management system certification audits. NOTE 2 – Where additional specific requirements related to the duration of management system certification audits have been established for a specific certification scheme (e.g. ISO/TS 22003 for food safety management systems) or other requirements as established by scheme owners or regulators, these can be applied.
Number of pages: 20
Date of approval: 2013-08-20
International relationships: ISO/IEC TS 17023:2013 IDT