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Advertising Your ISO 9001 Registration

Once you’ve reached your ISO 9001 Certification you should feel a sense of relief that you accomplished something great. It is quite a project to undertake and complete. So now what? Here are some items you should now be focusing on:

Celebrate and Promote your Certification

Once you’ve successfully registered your organization to ISO 9001-2008, you will want to promote this to your customers, vendors, and employees. Check out ISO 9001 Flags and ISO 9000 Banners for more information and tools.

ISO has guidelines on advertising your certification, and publish this ISO Brochure:

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Promote your ISO 9001 Certification


  • Don’t use ISO’s logo or say you are “ISO Certified” – ISO didn’t certify you, your Registrar did.
  • Your Registrar (CB or Certification Body) can provide you with a logo. This logo will typically show the certification date, standard, and length
  • Use the full designation “ISO 9001:2008” not just “ISO 9001“.
  • Don’t display ISO certification marks of conformity on products, product labels, or product packaging, or in any way that may be interpreted as denoting product conformity.
  • Clearly define scope (the extent) of your organization’s certification, for the locations, departments, and business units.
  • For more details, download a copy of the ISO brochure this topic

Continuous Improvement

Once you are certified, you will need to keep improving the QMS. A good place to start is the new ISO 9004:2009. Buy a copy and read it to improve your QMS. guide which now includes info on managing for the sustained success of an organization. The standard has had substantial changes made to its structure and contents.

Continuing Education

Here are some helpful tools to keep the rest of your organization sharp:

QMS Efficiency

Once you understand how to operate your QMS, let a DCS do the paperwork! Use a Document Control System to manage your QMS to save money!

Quality must keep improving long after the certification!

Complete list of Registrars

Here is a more complete list of registrars for several standards

ISO 9001 All in One Package