Information regarding transitional arrangements

2018-11-29T15:24:31+00:00November 10th, 2017|International / ILAC / IAF|

In Vancouver, on the 30th October 2017, IAF and ILAC have made several decisions regarding the transitional arrangement of ISO standards. In EA, this will be followed up by the EA Certification Committee and MLA Council.

1- Implementation of transition to ISO/IEC 17011:2017: How to manage changes at NAB and EA level on peer-evaluation system
The IAF-ILAC Joint General Assembly endorses the recommendation of the Joint Executive Committee, to ensure JGA Delhi Resolution 1 – Transition to ISO/IEC 17011:2017 is fully implemented, and that all peer evaluation activities carried out from 1 July 2018 will use ISO/IEC 17011:2017 as the requirements document. Details of this transition plan are described in the document entitled “ISO/IEC 17011:2017 Transition Plan” dated 29 October 2017.

2- Management System Certification: Transitional Arrangements for the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that at the end of the transition period, 15 September 2018, all ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications shall expire or be withdrawn. As of 15 March 2018, CABs shall conduct all ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 initial, surveillance, and recertification audits to the new versions (ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015). Between 15 March and 15 September 2018, the outcomes of such audits shall not affect the ongoing status for accredited certifications to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

3- Energy Management Systems: Transitional Arrangements for the revision of ISO 50001:2011
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, be three years from the date of publication of the revised standard. All ISO 50001:2011 certifications shall expire or be withdrawn at the end of the transition period.
Within this transition timeline:

  • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO 50001:2018 within 6 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO 50001:2018 within 18 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall cease conducting audits, including initial, surveillance and recertification to the ISO 50001:2011 18 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.

4 – GHG Emissions: Arrangements for the revision of ISO 14064-1:2006 and 14064-2:2006
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO 14064-1:2006 Greenhouse gases — Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals, and ISO 14064-2:2006 Greenhouse gases — Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements be three years from the date of publication of the revised standard.
Within this transition timeline:

  • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessment for ISO14064-1:2018 and ISO14064-2:2018 within 6 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO 14064-1:2018 and ISO14064-2:2018 within 3 years from the date of publication of the revised standard.

5- Food Safety Management Systems: Transitional Arrangement for the revision of ISO 22000:2005
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the period for transitioning of accredited certifications to the next revision of ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain be three years from the date of publication.

6- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems: Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO/IEC TS 17021-3:2013 to ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017
The IAF General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the transition period for ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems — Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems, be two years from the date of publication of the revised standard (i.e. 31 March 2019).