Accredited registrars issuing non accredited certificates
In the last 6 months or so, I have heard, at least twice, of cases when fully accredited registrars have alledgedly issued non accredited certificates to some of their clients. The primary reason for something like this is the fact that, by issuing non-accredited certificates, the registrar does not have to follow the rules in terms of minimum auditor days required for the audits, nor they need to assemble a competent team for the audit at hand.
By being an unaccredited assessment, all the records and activities associated with that certificate are not subject to the accreditation bodies scrutiny.
If this practice is indeed happening, it would be a disgrace, imo.
I am interested to know if anyone has seen this practice in the recent past. If concerned in posting information about this here, please PM or email me.
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