Do the year 2000 revision affect my organization s current quality system registration?
Yes. The strategy adopted by your organization to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 should include an appropriate timing for upgrading your organization s registration. It is expected that the process of upgrading registration/certification will be a smooth transition that is incorporated into the applicable Registrar s regular audit routine. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has established a set of guidelines for Registrars to follow, and this includes a transition period of up to three years from the standards publication date. You are advised to contact your registrar to negotiate a suitable transition time frame for your own organization.