Timeline to Implement ISO 9001:2015
Below is information to help you understand the timing involved with certification or re-certification of ISO 9001:2015.
The latest revision of the ISO 9001 standard was published in 2015. Organizations that were ISO 9001:2008 certified had until September 2018 to transition to the 2015 standard. If you did not meet this deadline, your certification is now void.
An important update to the 2015 standard comes from the Annex L integrated/multiple standards requirements. It will be important to become familiar with those changes especially if an organization is pursuing an integrated standards certification.
ISO 9001:2015 Implementation Considerations
This graphic gives you a good timeline for the standard, registrars, certified companies, non-certified companies, auditors and training providers.
The timing of re-certification may be a factor for some organizations, since there could be more effort required to update existing ISO 9001 materials and processes. Organizations whose three year term is nearly up when the new standard is adopted may wish to accelerate their recertification.