After sending the application form, the duration of the approval process may vary depending on the readiness of the Certification Body. Following the initial approval of the application by FAMI-QS, the Certification Body shall apply for FAMI-QS Accreditation to its Accreditation Body (AB). Accreditation Body shall be IAF MLA Signatory Management system certification - ISO/IEC 17021-1.
Step by step approach:
Step 1 Evaluation of the documents.
Step 2 Feedback by FAMI-QS based on the submitted documents.
Step 3 Office Assessment: FAMI-QS will conduct an office assessment prior to the final approval. The costs of the office assessment (travel, auditors’ man-day etc.) will be shared between FAMI-QS and the Certification Body.
Step 4 Submission of an application to an approved AB.
Step 5 Auditors’ Training: FAMI-QS approved trainer will deliver a training to the potential FAMI-QS auditors recommended by the Certification Body.
Step 6 Approval. The Certification Body has completed the accreditation process and it is allowed to issue accredited FAMI-QS certificates.
All information obtained before, during or after assessment, including the fact that a particular Certification Body has applied for recognition, or that an application has been deferred or rejected, will be treated as highly confidential by FAMI-QS.
License fee for Certification Body : € 4000.00 (per year) as from 2019