IAF MD 3 Withdrawn Today (31 October 2020)

This document provides normative criteria for advanced surveillance and recertification procedures (ASRP) for consistent application of clause 9.1.1 of ISO/IEC 17021:2006 for determining subsequent adjustments to the audit program. 

This document addresses only Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Managements Systems (EMS), in which IAF members have had experience of implementing ASRP or its predecessor methodologies. 

The use of ASRP is not mandatory, but if an accreditation body wishes to permit their accredited certification body and its client(s) to opt for the use of ASRP, it is a requirement of IAF that the certification body and its client(s) conform to this document and be able to demonstrate conformity to the accreditation body.

This document is withdrawn as at 31 October 2019 in accordance with IAF Resolution 2019-16. 

Certification bodies will have one year following withdrawal (i.e. 31 October 2020), to transition their certified organizations away from IAF MD3.

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