Exemplar Global Auditor Transition

All Exemplar Global (EG) certified auditors for the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards must update their certifications through an online transition exam for the new 2015 editions of the standards.

All grades of auditors for Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) under both the Qualification scheme and the Competency scheme must update their certifications.

Transition Assessment

Certified auditors must demonstrate their transition adequacy by completing a transition assessment. This transition assessment will be available online to EG certified auditors through the Exemplar Global College website.

Transition Training

Due to the scale of changes within the new standards, EG highly recommends that certified auditors take an ISO transitional course in the relevant standard prior to completing the online transition assessment.

Whittington & Associates offers a 2.0 day “ISO 9001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course, as well as, 1.5 day “ISO 14001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” course. Click on the course title to view the course description and to enroll in a class.

Assessment Availability

The ISO 9001:2015 assessment is currently available on the EG College website. The ISO 14001:2015 assessment will become available on the EG College website during September, 2015.

Assessment Cost

The cost for taking the online transition assessment through EG College is $79.00. There are no additional certification costs for transition to the new standard once you have successfully completed the transition assessment.

Transition Deadline

The EG transition assessment must be completed by the following dates:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – December 31, 2015.
  • ISO 14001:2015 – February 1, 2016.

Auditing to New Standard

EG certified auditors are not allowed to conduct any audits to the ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001:2015 standards without first successfully completing the transition assessment. Submission of audits to the updated standards before successful completion of the Transition Assessment will NOT be accepted.

After September 1, 2018, EG will not accept any audit certification, recertification, or expansion of certification, to the ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004 standards. After September 1, 2018, the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 scopes will no longer be available.

Transition Questions

If you have any questions regarding general transition requirements, you can send an email inquiry to info@exemplarglobal.org. If you have any questions specific to the transition assessment, please submit an email inquiry to info@exemplarglobalcollege.org.

Transition Classes

Our next 2.0 day “ISO 9001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” class will be September 15-16, 2015 in Orlando, and November 12-13, 2015 in Atlanta.

Our next 1.5 day “ISO 14001:2015 Requirements and Transition Guidance” class will be November 10-11, 2015 in Atlanta.

Please contact Larry@WhittingtonAssociates.com if you have any questions or want more information.