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ISO 9001:2015 Has Been Amended

9 April 2024

Attention all ISO 9001 certified companies! It’s time to familiarize yourselves with the recent 2024 amendment to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This new amendment, effective since February 22, 2024, aims to integrate climate change considerations into organizational management systems. We explain how this amendment affects both existing and future certifications to ISO 9001:2015.

Congratulations Kingpin Dynamics

9 March 2024

Congratulations to Kingpin Dynamics, one of our recent clients, for achieving ISO 9001 certification. While we have had numerous successful clients, Kingpin Dynamics stands out as an exceptional story of success. What's unique about their story? Kingpin Dynamics is a one-person company that was able to achieve ISO certification single-handedly.

The company utilized our simplified approach and Do-It-Yourself toolkit, successfully implementing the quality management system in just one month. For insights on their journey, we invite you to check out our case study.

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Employee Motivation

9 March 2024

The role of employee participation in ISO 9001 is an important topic. In fact, employee motivation is crucial for the success of any ISO 9001 system. Thus, we emphasize staff training and motivation in driving your organization's quality efforts.

Our ISO 9001:2015 Employee Training offers a convenient solution. This online course can be completed in under an hour and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, allowing you to accommodate your employees' own schedules.

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The Next ISO 9001 Revision

8 December 2023

The ISO 9001 standard is periodically reviewed and revised in order to keep it relevant and useful. The typical update cycle of 6-8 years had us expect a new version by 2023. However, ISO surprised us twice: first in mid 2021 when ISO announced to skip the scheduled revision, and then in July 2023 when ISO changed course and announced that it would immediately commence the revision of ISO 9001:2015.

A Gift They Can Really Use

8 December 2023

Expanded career opportunities and better pay... don't you think this would put a smile on their faces? Accomplish it by giving them one of our Certification Courses for Christmas. These accredited training programs include the official exam and certification. Take, for example, the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training, which prepares to work as a registrar auditor and to own ISO 9001 auditing projects.

Purchase as many courses as needed, then assign them to individuals using our Course Manager Dashboard.

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Professional Certification – What's the Big Deal?

9 May 2023

You could be the best driver in the world – yet not allowed to drive a car. Skills are not enough. What you need is a drivers license. Or, in other words, a certificate that provides objective evidence of your competence and skills as a driver. A professional certification works the same way.

Let us show you what a professional certification should look like.

Become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

9 May 2023

Become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and expand your career opportunities. The ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification Training provides you with the official certification and comprehensive skill set to manage an audit program and conduct effective audits as a solo auditor or leader of an audit team.

Your prestigious credentials are accepted worldwide; they enhance your career opportunities and prepare you to work as a registrar auditor and to own ISO 9001 auditing projects.

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ISO 9001:2015 Employee Training

24 April 2023

Many of our clients have been commenting that our online training is the best. Now you can introduce your employees to ISO 9001 in just an hour using our brand-new online course.

The ISO 9001:2015 Employee Training is entertaining and well suited to create buy-in and motivate staff to participate in the ISO program. This high-quality online training is presented in a multimedia format, interactive, and packed with real-life examples. On demand – so staff can learn anytime, anywhere.

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Should I Really Choose Online Training?

24 April 2023

Classroom training is great – if you have an engaging instructor, a pleasant setting not too far away, and if it fits your schedule. There are many "if's". Why not consider high-quality e-learning? It might very well be the ideal training format for you.

Our online courses are high-quality and presented by a professional e-learning instructor. And our training platform allows for unmatched flexibility.

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Worthless Training Certificates

4 November 2022

Learning new skills is important if you want to improve your career opportunities. Equally important is that you can prove it.

Many people think that taking a course and receiving a "certificate of training" is enough. It isn't.

Showing evidence that you attended a course doesn't mean much. What's important is that you attained competence. Our Certificates of Attainment provide the necessary evidence of acquired competence – backed up by Exemplar Global Competency Units.

Become A Certified Lead Auditor

4 November 2022

Every ISO 9001 system requires audits, and every ISO 9001 certified company requires one or more auditors. Certified Lead Auditors are able to perform solo audits or lead audit teams, either as employees or independent contractors.

Take our Exemplar Global accredited online course and become a Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.

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Should You Use Free ISO 9001 Training?

9 September 2022

From time to time we come across free ISO 9001 training. Before offering an explanation for this, it's best to examine what ISO 9001 training is and what it isn't.

Free ISO 9001 Documentation Templates

8 September 2022

The second phase in our five-step ISO 9001 certification process is "documentation", a crucial aspect of any quality management system. Many companies resort to templates for developing their ISO 9001 policies, procedures, forms, checklists, and work instructions. While templates can simplify the process, save time, and prevent errors, opting for a free ISO 9001 documentation template may lead to unforeseen costs.

Can Individuals Get ISO 9001 Certified?

2 September 2022

Individuals cannot get ISO 9001 certified. Organizations can. Including 1-person companies.

Individuals could choose a professional certification instead, for example, Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. Here it's important that you don't just get a training certificate but rather a Certificate of Attainment attesting to successfully acquired competencies. You'll get this with our Exemplar Global accredited online course.

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Now Easier Than Ever

1 September 2022

We just released our new ISO 9001 Certification Toolkit. It's completely revised, up-to-date with the latest interpretations, and audit-proof.

And it makes your ISO 9001 certification easier than ever. It's not only the new step-by-step project guide but also the included training and consulting that will jump-start the project and make you achieve certification quickly.

Now there are no more excuses for delaying certification. Why not start ISO today?

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Required Records

1 September 2022

Documentation is at the core of ISO 9001. While documents provide guidance on how to fulfill requirements, records are used to provide evidence.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard includes both explicit and implicit requirements for documentation. We'll explain what you need to have on file to pass your certification audit.

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Solid Foundation

13 June 2022

You have been requesting it, so we made it: the online course ISO 9001:2015 Foundation Training.

The introductory course gives anybody interested in ISO 9001 a solid overview of the standard, its pros and cons, and the tasks needed to achieve certification. As all our online courses, it's high-quality online training in multimedia format, interactive, and full of real-life examples and practical tips. On demand – so you can learn anytime, anywhere.

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Half-Day Consulting

13 June 2022

Did you know that you can access the expertise and experience of a senior consultant for just half a day? Our consultancy is quick and easy to set up, and we can do it all remotely.

Here are a few examples of how we can help:

- Solving startup issues
- Generating support
- Increasing efficiency
- Removing roadblocks
- Addressing critical processes
- Preparing for the certification audit
- Retaining certification
- Improving an underperforming QMS

There is a lot we can do in just half a day to make this worthwhile for you.

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Back to Normal

17 May 2022

Finally! Now we can physically visit your company to perform consulting or conduct custom training. Sure, our remote option has been a great success but after two years in a virtual world, wouldn't it be refreshing to speak with our consultants face to face?

No matter if you need training – customized to the needs of course participants and your specific company – or have our consultant help with your existing or upcoming ISO 9001 system, we'll be happy to visit you!

Our fair prices include everything – including travel – so that there are no surprises later.

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Internal Audits on Us

17 May 2022

Did you know that you don't have to do your internal audits internally? That's right, it's perfectly acceptable to outsource them.

But why should you?

Maybe you need to focus on earning money and don't have the staff available to go through training and perform audits? Or maybe you are looking for improvement ideas and best practices from an experienced auditor? Or maybe you need to get ready for the certification audit - and our guarantee to pass it?

With our Internal Audit Service you can get it all.

Available remotely and on-site at an attractive, all-inclusive price.

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Discounts on Online Training

23 April 2022

Organizations buying online training for five or more learners benefit from our corporate discounts – on top of the low prices we offer to all our clients. Up to 30% Discount on Online Training

The Perfect ISO 9001 Training

19 April 2022

It's been over two years in the making by a team of senior consultants, certified lead auditors, experienced instructors and award-winning graphic designers: our new ISO 9001 online training.

And it turned out to be perfect – no kidding! Just consider this:

Solid content and plenty of real-life examples illustrate the subject matter, and the numerous practical tips and best practices can be readily applied.

Lessons are presented by our e-learning instructor in clear, accent-free English.

Lessons are illustrated by our award-winning designer. The multimedia format with its rich animations, video, and text creates a learning experience that's both enjoyable and effective.

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Exemplar Global Accreditation

19 April 2022

After a rigorous audit 9001Simplified achieved the prestigious status as Exemplar Global Certified Training Provider and Examiner (TPECS). 9001Simplified is now one of the few training organizations worldwide allowed to administer certified exams and issue Exemplar Global Competency Units.

Are You Missing Out on Custom Training?

7 December 2021

What's so great about customizing live group training to your needs, you ask? Well, for starters, ISO 9001 is a generic standard and a rather dry topic – unless examples and explanations apply precisely to your business. This way, you'll learn exactly what you need – not more, not less.

But there is more!

Take for example our auditor training where we'll develop and practice auditing skills directly at your company's processes and show your auditors how to identify and spread best practices. Also our implementation training includes company-specific hands-on activities: we'll develop your actual implementation plan and work on implementation tasks. Our executive training includes high-powered coaching that leverages ISO 9001 to increase the performance and capabilities of the leadership team. And our employee training addresses your staff directly to create motivation and buy-in.

It's the best training you can get. And on a per-person basis, it's excellent value as well. All custom courses are available remotely.

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Hybrid ISO 9001 Implementation

4 November 2021

You probably know already that ISO 9001 certification can be achieved in-house with a DIY kit, or with minimal effort by hiring a consultant. But did you know that a hybrid approach sometimes offers the ideal solution? We'll show you how to combine the advantages of DIY implementation with external consultancy to get accredited on your terms.

Relax – ISO 9001 Won't Be Revised

29 September 2021

It's confirmed: ISO 9001 won't be revised this time around. The widely expected ISO 9001:2023 revision has been canceled.

Have you been delaying the implementation of your quality management system because you didn't want to update it right away? Then this is particular good news for you. Start your implementation now so you can reap the many benefits of ISO 9001 certification sooner rather than later!

Which Implementation Approach Is Best for YOU?

29 September 2021

There are several different ways of how you could approach your ISO 9001 certification, each with pros and cons. Our free guide reveals how to focus on the relevant factors for your specific company and decide on an approach that best reflects your business needs.

ISO 9001 Without Documentation

20 July 2021

We have heard it all. ISO 9001:2015 doesn't require any procedures. You don't need to document anything... It's a common misconception that ISO 9001 can be done without documentation.

The truth is that the ISO 9001:2015 standard includes both explicit and implicit requirements for documentation, making it difficult for many companies to strike a healthy balance between under- and over- documenting. Let us clarify what's really needed.

Using the "Useless" Quality Manual

20 July 2021

It was reason to celebrate for some. The 2015 revision stripped ISO 9001 of the requirement for a quality manual. Creating a high-level description of their quality management system was considered a useless exercise by many – and so they missed a great marketing opportunity.

Our special adaption of the quality manual is specifically designed to market your upcoming ISO 9001 certification. If you are still in the midst of implementing ISO, why not show your (impatient) customers a summary of your forthcoming QMS? It wouldn't be unusual if they temporarily accepted it in lieu of your certificate and let you bid for this big contract.

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How Did They Do It?

13 May 2021

Have you ever wondered how other companies are using our materials to get ISO 9001 certified? Then take a look at our new case studies. You'll not only learn how they did it but also what motivated them to pursue certification and what they ultimately gained. The project leaders even share with you practical tips and lessons learned.

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This Is How!

13 May 2021

Each of the companies portrayed in our Case Studies got certified following our Do-It-Yourself approach. Deploying our ISO 9001 Certification Toolkit and the included implementation guide, they set up an efficient ISO system in five steps. In our article, we'll share with you the most important points – and a video on "How to Make ISO 9001 Easy".

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How ISO 9001 Affects Employees

7 April 2021

When considering the pros and cons of ISO 9001, business leaders often wonder how the program will affect their workforce. Will it have a positive effect on staff morale, or will there be lingering doubts and opposition that offset other benefits? In today's article we show you how a well-implemented ISO 9001 system is good for both your employees and your company.

The Perfect Employee Training

7 April 2021

Have you ever considered how effective training could be if it's tailored to the specific needs of your company? With our Custom Employee Training, you can generate a new level of employee enthusiasm and buy-in for your ISO 9001 system. We'll conduct the training through video conferencing so that everybody can take part right at their desk. Now only USD 780 – all inclusive.

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ISO 9001 Registrars

17 March 2021

Contrary to what many people believe, ISO 9001 certification is not granted by ISO but performed by independent third parties referred to as 'certification bodies' or 'registrars'. Choosing the right registrar for your organization is vital as they can play a significant role in the ongoing success of your quality management system.

ISO 9001 Registrar Finder

17 March 2021

Finding the perfect registrar that fits your company's unique situation and needs can be confusing and time-consuming – unless you use our new, free ISO 9001 Registrar Finder tool. We'll match you with the ideal registrars, contact them with your information, and request a custom proposal for you. You'll get your personal quotations within 1-2 business days.

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Remote Audits

3 March 2021

Yes, even ISO 9001 audits can now be done remotely. Not only the certification and surveillance audits are nowadays conducted remotely by your registrar. Also internal audits can be effectively performed without the auditor physically entering the premises.

We at 9001Simplified have quite some experience conducting audits remotely (as well as consulting and live training). Our new article explains how we do it – and how you'll benefit.

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Remote Audits

3 March 2021

Outsource your internal audit program and gain valuable insights and best practices. Our ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service leverages the skills, knowledge and experience of our auditors to guarantee that we will find any and all substantive issues in your ISO system. Our audits are performed remotely – yet they are just as effective as on-site assessments.

Tip: Have us perform the ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service prior to your certification audit and we guarantee that you will achieve ISO 9001 certification.

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Remote ISO 9001 Certification

18 February 2021

Whether you choose to implement ISO in-house or rely on an external consultant, all steps to certification and beyond can now be done remotely. We'll explore remote ISO 9001 certification and explain how it can work for you.

ISO 9001 Certification Service

18 February 2021

During the last two decades we have perfected our Do-It-Yourself approach. But we realize that this may not be ideal for every company. If you are looking for a convenient and super-fast "we do it all" solution that guarantees certification, then our new ISO 9001 Certification Service is for you.

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What's Going on, and Where

18 February 2021

We updated our website and added many new products and services that will not only simplify ISO 9001 for you but also ensure that your quality system is lean and efficient.

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This year's annual ISO 9000 World Conference will be held as a virtual event March 22-23. Nevertheless, there will be live technical sessions, virtual exhibits, and networking sessions. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to interact with the speakers, exhibitors and other attendees.

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