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How much does it cost to become Certified?
This is the most common question and the hardest to answer. How much it costs depends on a lot of factors such as: project deadline; results of the gap assessment; internal resource availability (leadership, dedicated Project Management personnel, documentation development, implementation support, internal auditors etc.) and their level of knowledge and experience; external resources (consulting and training support); software (utilizing existing information systems and/or purchasing software programs for management system administration and oversight) and certification fees.
How long will it take to become Certified?
It can take anywhere between 6-18 months to design, build and implement a new management system. In order to determine how long it will take your organization to become certified or registered the first step is to conduct a Gap Assessment. A Gap Assessment will tell you where your current practice meets the requirement of the International Standard and where it does not. From this basis of knowledge, you can begin defining the project steps necessary to developing your management system. Only once you know what is required can you begin to define the resources and timing.
Many factors impact timing and can include how many people work on the project, how knowledgeable and/or experienced they are, and how large and complex your organization is.
Most certification bodies/registrars want you to have your management system implemented and running for a minimum of three months prior to the initial certification (registration) audit. It takes at least three months to develop adequate proof of performance and effectiveness typically, in the form of records.