This standard has been reviewed* and then confirmed in 2011.
ISO/IEC 17021:2006 contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of the audit and certification of management systems of all types (e.g. quality management systems or environmental management systems) and for bodies providing these activities. Certification bodies operating to this International Standard need not offer all types of management system certification.
Certification of management systems is a third-party conformity assessment activity. Bodies performing this activity are therefore third-party conformity assessment bodies.
Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 03.120.20 Status: Withdrawn Stage: 95.99 (2012-01-31) TC/SC: ISO/CASCO Number of Pages:
Revises: ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996
Revises: ISO/IEC Guide 66:1999