Document reviews typically run about $800 to $1250 US. In my opinion, they are often too short and, I would wager, sometimes not even done. I say this from experiences where the registrar came in for the pre-assessment and found problems with documentation which should have been identified during the document review. A document review is NOT like an audit. It is not supposed to be a sampling. Thatís why they charge so much for them.
Make sure you get the most from your registrarís document review.
The Registrarís Document Review
Prior to a pre-assessment, your registrar will want to review your documentation. Typically, they want your Systems Manual (Quality Manual) and a copy of your level II documents. However, some registrars only require your quality manual. ASK them specifically what they want submitted for review.
You should not let the registrar wait to Ďthe last minuteí do a document review. I often see this done. The client gets the review back at or just prior to the pre-assessment. Folks, this does not allow you any time to deal with any problems if any are encountered during the review. Try to get your review done 6 weeks or more prior to pre-assessment.