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Certification Process

APPLICATION

PRE-AUDIT

The pre-audit is an optional chargeable audit, which is designed to preview the Client's management system for areas of the specifications against which the Client asks for Certification

STAGE 1 AUDIT

CDG Certification will undertake a readiness review to determine the preparedness of Stage 2 of the audit (understanding the requirements, collecting information of the scope of the management system, processes and location of the Client, reviewing the allocation of resources for Stage 2, planning for Stage 2, evaluating the internal audit systems).

STAGE 2 AUDIT

CDG Certification will provide an audit programme prior to the commencement of the audit. Our Certification audit team will meet with the Client's management to discuss the details of the audit process and consider possible issues relating to the performance of the audit. The audit team will discuss any nonconformities, observations and opportunities for improvement if and when they are identified during the audit.

REVIEW OF AUDIT REPORT

CDG’s assessor(s) will review the audit report

CERTIFICATION DECISION

CDG will take decision on issuance of certificate as per 'certification decision norms' of CDG.

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION

CDG Certification will issue to the Client Certificate of Approval and Reports if and when all corrective actions agreed between the Client and the audit team have been completed.

1ST SURVEILLANCE AUDIT

CDG will conduct the annual surveillance audit to check the quality management system of organization

2ND SURVEILLANCE AUDIT

CDG will conduct the annual surveillance audit to check the quality management system of organization

RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATION