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This is the most difficult and time-consuming way, because it involves creating every document from scratch and figuring out all the steps on your own. Many companies try it this way, but very few are actually successful at implementation. In many cases, after months (or years) have passed, companies discover that a lot of time and money have been wasted with no real results.

 

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Sure, a consultant will hold your hand throughout the entire process, but they’ll also send you a big bill afterward. Still, if this is the route you want to take, make sure you use our ISO 9001 consultant checklist to evaluate the consultant you choose (expertise can vary widely among consultants).

 

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Do it yourself with support

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This is how we do things at 9001Academy. We provide all the documentation templates, expert guidance, and professional support you need to earn ISO 9001 certification without hiring a consultant.

 

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This step involves researching your options for implementation. There are three basic routes to ISO 9001 certification for your business:

  • Do it alone – This is the most difficult and time-consuming way, because it involves creating every document from scratch and figuring out all the steps on your own. Many companies try it this way, but very few are actually successful at implementation. In many cases, after months (or years) have passed, companies discover that a lot of time and money have been wasted with no real results.
  • Pay a consultant – Sure, a consultant will hold your hand throughout the entire process, but they’ll also send you a big bill afterward. Still, if this is the route you want to take, make sure you use our ISO 9001 consultant checklist to evaluate the consultant you choose (expertise can vary widely among consultants).
  • Do it yourself with support – this is how we do things at 9001Academy. We provide all the documentation templates, expert guidance, and professional support you need to earn ISO 9001 certification without hiring a consultant.

More detail and advice in our ISO 9001 Blog

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How to include statutory and regulatory requirements in your QMS

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Case study: Design and development in the software industry

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How to establish process validation in the QMS

When companies are implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) using the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, there is often confusion when it comes to the topic of validation. People can get confused when talking about the difference between design verification and design validation, or discussing what is considered design validation as opposed ...Read more

What is the ISO 9001 audit program, and how does it work?

One of the most important tools that you have to make sure that your Quality Management System (QMS) meets the requirements that have been identified, and is effectively implemented and maintained, is the internal audit program. Internal audits are an integral part of any management system, and thus are included ...Read more

List of mandatory documents required by ISO 13485:2016

The new ISO 13485 is based on ISO 9001:2008, which means that the requirements for documentation are based on the requirements of the previous version of ISO 9001, with the addition of documents specific to the medical device industry. So, here is the list – below you will see the ...Read more

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