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Get Certified: FAQ & Steps ____________________________________________

You want to get certified to a International Standard or upgrade your current system. Here are some FAQ about getting certified. Contact us today and we can make the process simple by doing everything for you or we can just support you at the level you need.  


Q: How long does it take to get certified or complete an upgrade?

A: Depending on the standard and the size of your company it can take as little as 4-6 months and some companies choose to spread the project out over an entire year. 

Q: How many days will the consultant need to be at our company?

A: Depending on the standard and the size of your company it would be at a minimum 5 days (not consecutive).

Q: Can you do everything for me

A: Yes, we can create the entire system for you, however your company would need to follow and keep the records that are required for the system we create. 

Q: What if I need help between the consultants on site visits?

A: At no extra cost you are encouraged to contact the consultant working with you via his/her cell or email for any support needed between visits.

Q: What if we have multiple sites in different locations?

A: McDae's expertise includes creating and implementing "global" systems that provide your company with the perfect balance of synergy and freedom between sites.  Keep in mind, you can get just one site certified if you choose, the scope of that certification will be for that site only.

Q: What will all this cost?

A: McDae has successfully helped small companies get ISO 9001 certified for as little as $5,000 and we have also led large corporations towards multi-standard certifications with project budgets over $50,000. Our costs vary per company size and the standard you are working towards. Our auditing prices are based upon the type of certification and size of the company which collectively determine the amount of time needed for the audit.  The cost of our training is dependent upon the scope of the certification and amount of participants.  Please email or call for a detailed quote.

Q: If I select McDae for my certification process, what can I expect?

A: You can expect the support of an expert in the particular standard you are getting certified to with a proven record of completing implementations on-time or ahead of schedule, with zero nonconformances during the certification audit. References are available upon request.  In addition to this you can expect the following below:

Phone Consultation

with project manager

During this phone conversation we determine your company's needs, current status, budget, obstacles and goals. McDae uses this information to create a CUSTOMIZED project plan and proposal that will successfully get your company certified.

Project Proposal

for your approval

Your proposal will detail the scope, cost, and time frame of the project. It will also address the responsibilities and expectations of each party. This proposal is the foundation on which the implementation process is built. Upon your acceptance of the proposal, we will schedule the project kick-off day and begin implementation.

Project Implementation

create your system

Create your Manual / Policy / Objectives
Create your Documented Processes 
Create your Documented Procedures and Forms
Create your Logs/Matrices/Databases
Train your Employees
Conduct an Internal Audit and Management Review
Select a Registrar Body to Certify your Company

Receive Certification

celebrate your success

Stage 1 registrar audit: Auditor evaluates your system to ensure it conforms to the standard.

Stage 2 registrar audit: Auditor evaluates your company's practices to ensure they conform to your system.

Receive certification and celebrate!