What is an ISO certificate?

An ISO 9001 certificate demonstrates a company’s compliance to the ISO 9001, a set of guidelines developed by the International Organization for Standardization for Quality Management Systems.

Information normally included on ISO certificates includes:

  • company name
  • company address
  • certification standard with version e.g. ISO 9001:2008
  • scope of certification
  • certificate validity, usually lasting three years
  • certification body logo
  • accreditation body logo  (not obligatory)

The current ISO 9001:2015 is a fifth revision of ISO 9001, replacing the canceled ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:1994, ISO 9002:1994, and ISO 9003:1994, none of which are valid any longer. ISO 9001:2008 is under transition period until August 2018.