More Recommended Resources

The following list contains additional recommended resources that you may find useful when implementing ISO 9001 at small businesses and midsize companies.

Useful Websites

The following websites include excellent information on ISO 9001 and how to achieve ISO 9001 certification. The website of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is comprehensive but quite technical; the website of the 9001 Council is more praxis-oriented and easier to understand.

Website of ISO:

Website of the 9001 Council:

The ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Anybody implementing ISO 9001 will need a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Due to ISO's distribution regulations, we are not allowed to provide you with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. However, both ANSI and ISO have a downloadable PDF version of ISO 9001:2015 available for sale.

ANSI - PDF version

ISO 9001 Registrars

The following registrars are among those that are familiar with our ISO 9001 templates; they also have excellent auditors and low prices:

PRI Registrar - USA, Mexico, Canada, European Countries, China, Israel

DNV - other countries

Books on ISO 9001

There are a large number of books on ISO 9001 available but we found all we reviewed to be unnecessarily complex and bureaucratic. Some people might get even more confused by them. Instead of resorting to books on ISO 9001, you may want to consider of our ISO 9001 Training Recommendations.

Quality Control Software

There are several software solutions on the market that can help you keep track of audits and corrective action. Though many people think that ISO 9001 software will make their ISO 9001 quality management system easier to maintain, we found specialized ISO 9001 software more of a burden. Except for very large, centralized companies, a good and lean ISO 9001 quality management system should be easy to maintain without specialized software. The 9001Simplified System doesn't require any specialized ISO 9001 software.

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