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Legitimacy of ISO 9001:2000 Registrars and Certificates

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quality1

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Hi everyone,

We're currently sourcing new suppliers from China, I recieved an ISO 9001:2000 certificate from a company who claimed they're certified by registra UKAS. What caught my eye was the miss spelling of the word "International" spelled on the certificate as "Inteenational", is there a web site where I can look up the current Registration Number provided regardless of registra without paying a fee first?

thanks in advance for your help!
 
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Stijloor

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Re: Legitimacy of ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Hi everyone,

We're currently sourcing new suppliers from China, I recieved an ISO 9001:2000 certificate from a company who claimed they're certified by registra UKAS. What caught my eye was the miss spelling of the word "International" spelled on the certificate as "Inteenational", is there a web site where I can look up the current Registration Number provided regardless of registra without paying a fee first?

thanks in advance for your help!
Welcome to the Cove.

Start here....

http://www.ukas.com/about_accreditation/accredited_bodies/certification_body_schedules.asp

Stijloor.
 

Sidney Vianna

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Re: Legitimacy of ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Hi everyone,

We're currently sourcing new suppliers from China, I recieved an ISO 9001:2000 certificate from a company who claimed they're certified by registra UKAS. What caught my eye was the miss spelling of the word "International" spelled on the certificate as "Inteenational", is there a web site where I can look up the current Registration Number provided regardless of registra without paying a fee first?
Nope. There is no centralized database of certificates. You can enquire the actual Certification Body, a.k.a registrar if the certificate is legit or not. I don't know of any CB named UKAS, but the real UKAS is the British Accreditation Body who accredits CB's. Post a copy of the certificate here, as an attachment and we could provide you better guidance. If you are not familiar with the certification "food chain", this diagram should help.


PS I have seen a number of bogus ISO 9001 certificates over the years. Many from Chinese companies. During the last few years, China became the leading country in number of ISO 9001 certificates. Many involved people question the validity of a good percentage of certificates coming from there.
 
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Jeff Frost

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Re: Legitimacy of ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Stijloor has given you the direct answer to your question but it should also be noted that almost all registers have a method to verify certifications containing their mark. Some are on line others you will have to email or call to obtain this information.
 
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Ted Schmitt

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So if there is no other mention of any other "company" besides the one "claiming" to be certified, to be it´s a farse... UKAS cannot be the CB
 
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quality1

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Thanks everyone for all your inputs and information. I have discussed this issue with my management and will not be using this supplier for future business since we were not able to confirm the authenticity of their registration and no response back from them.
 
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arios

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I would advice you to look for more information on the certificate e.g. Cert number, expiration date, Registrar's name and contact information. With that data you can call the registrar and verify it that cert is authentic and current

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