Transition Timelines

This article covers the current Transition Timeline for key ISO management system standards, as well as, the End-of-Life Timeline for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

Transition Timeline

The list below identifies the release date (or projected release date) for the standards, along with their transition end date and the duration of their transition period.

Since the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standard will be withdrawn in September 2018, organizations must transition to the replacement ISO 9001:2015 edition by that date.

The industry sector standards that are based on ISO 9001:2008 (AS9100, AS9110, AS9120, TL 9000, and ISO/TS 16949) must also transition to their new editions which will be based on ISO 9001:2015 by the same September 2018 date.

ISO 9001:2015
Release Date: September 2015
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 36 months

ISO 14001:2015
Release Date: September 2015
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 36 months

ISO 13485:2016
Release Date: February 2016
Transition End Date: February 2019
Transition Period: 36 months

AS9100:2016
Release Date: October 2016
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 23 months

AS9110:2016
Release Date: November 2016
(AS9101:2016 same date)
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 22 months

AS9120:2016
Release Date: December 2016
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 21 months

TL 9000:2016 (R6.0)
Release Date: June 2016
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 27 months

ISO/TS 16949:2016
Release Date: December 2016
Transition End Date: September 2018
Transition Period: 21 months

ISO 45001:2017
Release Date: February 2017
Transition End Date: February 2020
Transition Period: 36 months
(Transition is from OHSAS 18001:2007)

End-of-Life Timeline

While there may be exceptions, registrars will likely follow this timeline for the end-of-life of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004:

  • September 30, 2016: Last 2008/2004 quotes issued
  • December 30, 2016: Last 2008/2004 applications accepted
  • June 30, 2017: Last 2008/2004 certifications issued
  • July 31, 2018: Final transition audits to 2015 standard
  • September 14, 2018: Final transition certificates issued

If you are still implementing ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004, check with your selected registrar to determine the end-of-life plan for your standard. If you haven’t started implementing the standard, begin with the 2015 edition to ensure you have sufficient time to complete the project and to avoid the transition activities.