Volume 5 · Issue 11 · November 2000
Registrars Ready But Not Pushing Transition
An ISO 9001:2000 transition survey was sent to 22 of the
top 23 accredited ISO 9001/2/3 registrars in North America.
Of these, 10 submitted responses that have been analyzed to
provide you with a preliminary sense of how prepared these
registrars and their clients are for the transition. The survey
shows that all the respondents are prepared to offer ISO 9001:2000
assessments for upgraded ISO 9001/2/3-registered QMSs and
brand-new QMSs and are communicating about the transition,
but that they are not strongly encouraging their clients.
Information is included on auditor training, upgrading a QMS
conforming to sector supplements, estimates of when registered
QMSs will be upgraded and other issues.