Certified Organizations

In the case of certification of management systems, certification may be subjected to any organization, which has implemented and maintained a system of governance.

Certification Audit

Certification audit is conducted in two stages. The terms I and II stage of the audit is planned in consultation with the Authority. TOV America information in advance about the composition of the team of auditors assigned to conduct the audit. The organization is entitled to submit objections to the composition of the assessors, or request additional information about the members of the team.

After przeprwadzeniu activities related to stage I and II, lead auditor for the closing meeting will present the findings and conclusions of the audit (with stages I and II). In addition, the lead auditor, prepares "the audit report, which together with all the documentation of the audit, shall be forwarded to the Technical Committee for the Certification of Management Systems to assess the correct course of certification. "The report of the audit" TOV America forward also to the Organization. The organization, TOV America forward to any comments to this report. No such observations imply that the Authority accepts its contents.

Certificate Issuance

The decision to issue a certificate of the management system for the Certification Director shall, on the advice and information publicly available, the information gathered during the certification process and the decision of the Technical Committee for the Certification of Management Systems. TOV America letter notifies the Organisation of the decision to issue the certificate. Condition of the issuance of the certificate is the lack of non-compliance, or if they occur, the removal deadline. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of the decision to issue a certificate

Surveillance Activities

In the period of validity of the certificate TOV America carries out supervision.

Surveillance audits are conducted at least once a year. Date of first supervision audit after the certification should not be later than 12 months after the last day of the second stage of the audit.


The decision to maintain certification is taken under review the correctness of the certification process (including surveillance activities), "the audit report and positive proposals lead auditor.