Spoilt for choice – the certification market is great and the selection of the appropriate certifying is not always easy. The market for certification is large. In Germany alone, there are about 100 certification companies, about five large. Smaller certifiers have specialized in industries. Actually, who oversees the certifiers? Generally, the certification shall be subject to the non-regulated area. This means that actually everyone here can do and what he wants.
To have here a similar standard, there are the regulations DIN for certification EN ISO/IEC 17021 “The certification of management systems – requirements for Zertitfizierungsstellen” accredited certification bodies can have that. Their certifiers should be so Akkrediert. This is for example the DAKKS, formerly TGA in Germany. These rules prohibits for example that a company may not at the same time advise and zertizieren, which is also logical. We believe everyone would lose a large part of the trust, if an expert organization at a Finds a deficiency review (such as the General inspection of the car) and then in the same breath offered a repair for this purpose. That may be true service-oriented, leaves but always just the question, whether the defect was actually exist or only business wanted to be generated and was therefore unfair. Unfortunately could each stand its own certification rules and after this accreditation also settle, as also already on the market.
Here you will find yourself quickly on ice who knows already the requirements for a certification authority? So whatever that make sure that rules in the accreditation DIN. More rules arise as well at the skill and qualification of Auditors (DIN EN ISO 19011), are working for these companies. Most certification companies can offer an appropriate added value your customers this: indicate potential for the promotion of the system and the customer can rely on a great wealth of experience and specialist skills of Auditors.