ISO 22301:2012 certification process requires a company to undergo a two stage ISO 22301 audit process of its business continuity management systems.
ISO 22301 Stage 1 (Pre-assessment) and ISO 22301 Stage 2 (Certification)
ISO 22301 Stage 1 is completed on site to determine if your system has met the minimum requirements of the standard and is capable of being audited.
ISO22301 Stage 2 (once stage one is completed and you have made any necessary changes) is an audit of the effectiveness of the system. Both stages must be completed to become certified.
After each stage the Lead Auditor will prepare and deliver a comprehensive written audit report detailing the findings of the assessment. On successful completion of both stages the auditor will recommend to our independent Certification Manager that you are certified. The Certification Manager will review your file to ensure that the recommendation has been made in an impartial, fair and competent manner.
Upon verification you will be officially certified to ISO 22301.
We make the certification process straightforward. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager who will guide you and your business through the following steps.
This is an optional service where we take a closer look at your existing business continuity management system and compare it with ISO 22301 requirements. This helps identify areas that need more work before we carry out a formal assessment, saving you time and money.
This happens in two stages. First we review your current business continuity management system against an ISO 22301 checklist. We will share the details of our findings so if we find gaps, you can close them. And if you meet all the requirements we’ll complete the formal checks ready for certification.
3.Certification and beyond
When you have passed the formal assessment you will receive an ISO 22301 certificate, which is valid for three years. Your client manager will stay in touch during this time, paying your regular visits to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but that it continually improves.