Recertification audit

The recertification audit is to occur every three years from the original certification of the client’s management system. The recertification audit is to include an onsite audit that includes the following:

  • The effectiveness of the management system in its entirety in the light of internal and external changes and its continuous relevance and applicability to the scope of certification
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintain the effectiveness and improvement of the management system in order to enhance the overall performance
  • Determine whether the operation of the certified management system contributes to the achievement of the organization’s policy and objectives.

During a recertification audit, instances of nonconformity or lack of evidence of conformity are identified by the audit team. The audit team is to define the time limits for correction and corrective actions to be implemented. Failure by the client to address the corrective actions in the nominated time frame could result in the certification expiring.