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Registered or Certified - What is the proper terminology?

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tim banic

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Registered or Certified

What is the proper terminology?

QS 9000/ISO 9001 Registered or Certified?

I think Registered is correct, just wantto know what the experts say.

thanks tim

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Marc

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This is a very old debate. I used to argue that 'registered' was the correct term. That term was used by the British, mostly. But - most registrars will say they 'certify' companies. I gave up arguing about which is correct.
 
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Al Dyer

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I agree that this is a very old debate, that's why I take the easy way out and look at the first paragraph under the section II customer requirements where they use the word register. (QS-9000 3rd Edition)

It's all just semantics in my opinion.

ASD...
 
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tim banic

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Thank you all for your help, I need to put togethor stuff for our party. We are all getting jackets "QS 9000 / ISO 9001 Registered" on the arm.

Also putting up a banner, actually 2, we have a warehouse across town also.

thanks again
tim

"if it moves, train it...if it doesn't move, calibrate it...if it isn't written down, it never happened!"
 
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Steven Truchon

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Our "Certificate", "certifies", and lists a "certification date", so according to our registrar, we are certifiable (hey, aren't we all?).

However, when I attended my lead auditor training from a different company, we were taught specifically to use the term "registered".

Im so confused! But then again, I am registered as certifiable.
 
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Al Dyer

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I like a certain level of confusion. It keeps food on my table so I don't have to get a real job! :)

ASD...
 
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romelnar

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either "registered" or "certified" is correct. what matters here is how you will use them. it is not proper to say that a company is "iso900x/qs9000 certified". neither ISO nor QS certifies a company. it is the certification body who certified companies. therefore saying (for example) "BVQI Certified to ISO900x/QS9000" is more appropriate.

for a related discussion, you can visit this site ---> http://www.iso.ch - Link was: /9000e/dontexis.htm
 
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Alan Greatbatch

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Some of these discussions do make me chuckle!

Here's my twopenniesworth;

If you are registered you must be on a register. If you are certfied you must have a certificate. So, in my humble opinion you are certified by and registered with the certification body.
 
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