How Much Does ISO 9001 Certification Cost?

First, there are typically three options for an organization seeking registration:
  • Create everything (documentation, training, etc.) on your own by reading and interpreting the standard.
    • You know your business better than anyone, and you are in the best position to document your processes. But do you have the time to create hundreds of pages of documentation plus training?
  • Use documentation templates and training programs (like ours) to train your organization.
    • You still do it yourself, but you don’t do it alone. We’re here to help.
    • For a very small investment, you can train your people and create a solid QMS very efficiently – saving you weeks and weeks of time and frustration.
  • Hire an ISO consultant to complete the entire process with you.
    • If you are short on people and have the funds, this may be the most effective option.
    • However, this is the most expensive option ($5,000 -$50,000) as they would typically create (and charge you for) many of the documents included in our template.
    • You will end up paying for the transfer of knowledge to the consultant so he/she may put together the QMS.

The 9000 Store believes you are better off creating the plan yourself rather than paying someone to do it for you. Although the end result should be the same for any option, #2 will reduce your time and overall investment by taking advantage of our knowledge and not reinventing the wheel. We can help you get there – as we have forthousands of others.

The cost of ISO 9001 Registration will vary depending on the size and complexity of your organization and on whether you already have some elements of a quality management system in place.

ISO 9001 Registration costs have 3 parts:

  1. Contracting a Registrar – The registration audit is performed by a Registrar and the cost will depend on how big and how complex your organization is. They will charge you depending on how many audit days they spend at your organization. There will be travel costs if the Registrar is not local and there are administrative and accreditation fees as well. Contact a Registrar directly to obtain a quote for their services for your company, or use our estimated Registrar Costs.
    • Auditor’s fees
    • Auditor’s Travel and living expenses
    • Application fee
    • Registration fee
    • Initial assessment (optional)
    • Certification audit (Year 1)
    • Surveillance audits (Year 2 and 3)
    • Reassessments (optional)
  2. Internal Cost – the time your employees will need to spend building and implementing the system. Our free Quick Start guide can help you estimate the time needed from employees throughout the project, but you will need time to perform these 8 steps:
    • Learn about ISO 9001
    • Gap Analysis
    • Plan your project
    • Train Employees
    • Document your Quality Management System (QMS)
      • Quality Manual
      • Procedures/Work Instructions/Flowcharts
      • Forms/Records
    • Implementation your Quality Management System
    • Audit the QMS
    • Registration
      • Interview Auditors
  3. Outside help – This is either consultant fees or the purchasing of tools to help you with the project. You can save quite a bit of money if you do not use a consultant. Use our All-in-One Documentation and Training Package to simplify your job and save money.

Estimated costs of ISO 9001 Implementation for your company:

Select the chart from the selection below which best fits the characteristics of your company:

Click the cost Existing Quality
Management System
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1-25 Employees, no quality system in place yet

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 96*
Consultant $4800* 48*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

1-25 Employees, basic quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 72*
Consultant $3600* 36*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

1-25 Employees, good quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 38*
Consultant $1,920* 19*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

26-100 Employees, no quality system in place yet

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 288*
Consultant $14,000* 144*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

26-100 Employees, basic quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 216*
Consultant $10,500* 108*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

26-100 Employees, good quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 115*
Consultant $5,600* 58*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

101-250 Employees, no quality system in place yet

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 512*
Consultant $25,000* 256*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

101-250 Employees, basic quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 384*
Consultant $18,750* 192*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

101-250 Employees, good quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 205*
Consultant $10,000* 102*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

251-500 Employees, no quality system in place yet

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 960*
Consultant $48,000* 480*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

251-500 Employees, basic quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 720*
Consultant $36,000* 360*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

251-500 Employees, good quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 384*
Consultant $19,200* 192*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

501-1000 Employees, no quality system in place yet

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 1152*
Consultant $57,000* 576*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

501-1000 Employees, basic quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 864*
Consultant $42,750* 432*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

501-1000 Employees, good quality system in place

Estimated costs of doing the implementation in-house yourself using our All-in-One Documentation & Training Package, and by hiring a consultant

Cost in Dollars for All-in-One Package or Consultant Cost in terms of your company’s employee hours spent
All-in-One $997 461*
Consultant $22,800* 230*

*These are estimates.
Remember to add the cost of the Registration Audit to your total cost estimate.

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