Valid or Not?
Abstract:ISO certifications are vital for organizations that must meet certain regulations to remain in operation. These certifications are also assurances to perspective buyers or clients that an organization has clear plans in place and actively work to meet a uniform set of regulations based on their industry. However, it is not always clear how to validate that a certification is up to date and properly earned. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) as well as the ISO's Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO) both work to ensure that the people handing out certifications to organizations are qualified to do so. Members of either the IAF or CASCO are experts in conformity assessment and are even used to assess their peers. IAF and CASCO, among other organizations, work to homogenize regulations internationally, as well as those performing audits and conformity …