What Does it Cost to become Certified?

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The Certification Bodies (ASR being one) have guidelines they must follow from the Accredidation Boards.  The International Accredidation Forum (IAF), an Accredidation Body sets guidlines for the Certification Audit based on number of days.  In turn the number of days an ASR RAQ smallaudit takes is usually determined by the size of the organization.

The costs are typically broken down into Stage 1 Audit; Stage 2 Certification Audit, and Surveillance Audit.

Registrars differentiate themselves, in terms of cost, by a number of factors.  Be sure you understand these factors when choosing a Registrar.

When looking for a Certification Body (Registrar), consider the following:
  1. Testimonials - does the Registrar have good feedback from their existing clients?  Maintaining your Certificate is a long term committment.  Check the Registrar's clients - contact them directly.
  2. Quality of Auditors - this is the most important factor to the success of your Certification Audit.  A good auditor will add value to your organization's efficiency and operation - plus you get certified.
  3. Contract - Some Registrars require a contract be signed that have fees if broken.
  4. Customer Service - It starts with the quote and the follow up.  Here again, contact the Registrar's clients to describe the Registrar's service.

ASR is dedicated to provide a value added experience.

Take a look at our testimonials from our clients. Take a look at our testimonials from our clients.

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