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Why is an ISO 9001:2015 certification not acceptable as evidence of a quality management system for a type approval or testing facility approval application?

An ISO 9001:2015 standard covers a wide range of operations that are defined in the scope of the certificate. An approval applicant must ensure that the ISO 9000:2015 certificate has a specific scope that covers the operation the applicant is applying for (eg. testing facilities, manufacturing). Where the scope of the ISO 9001:2015 certificate does not cover the relevant operations, the applicant is applying for, the Department may request further information from the applicant through Request for Further Information (RFI) to establish the capabilities.