IRCA Auditor Transition Training: ISO 9001 & 14001:2015

At what stage are the ISO 9001 & 14001 standards at?

Both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 were reissued in September 2015. That does not mean that ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 have been withdrawn or that they are redundant. Certified organisations will be required to transition to the new standards before September 2018. If past transitions are anything to go by, relatively few will transition in year one. Most certification audits in 2016 will continue to be against the older standards. Obviously the ratio will start to change as the three year period progresses. ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 will be withdrawn for certification purposes at the end of September 2018.


What about transition training?

The format of IRCA approved transition training will be modular. Both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 have adopted the Annex SL format (as will ISO 45001 when it is issued next year). Transition training for each standard will involve attendance of a 1 day Annex SL module. In addition, transition training will require attendance of a 1 day standard specific module (i.e. on ISO 9001 or ISO 14001). So effectively we are looking at a 2 day duration for transition training to a single standard. As the Annex SL module is common, it is applicable to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. That means a person wishing to transition to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 will be required to attend 3 days worth of transition training in total. That is, 1 day for Annex SL, 1 day for ISO 9001:2015 and 1 day for ISO 14001:2015.

The same will apply to OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 transition when those changes take place in 2016.

Capable People transition training will be available from December 2015. Dates and prices for transition training starting in December can be found by following this link. TRAINING SCHEDULE

Here’s a link to the course descriptions for each new transition course on;

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Course Description

ISO 14001:2015 Transition Course Description

If you have any questions, you know where to contact me.

Shaun Sayers

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