When choosing a certification body

It is good idea to Evaluate several certification bodies

Bear in mind that the cheapest could be more costly in the long run if its auditing is below standard

Ask whether the certification body implements ISO/IEC 17021:2011, Conformity assessment

–Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification management systems, and ask whether the body is accredited. Accreditation is not an obligation and if an organization is not accredited it does not necessarily mean it is . not accredited it does not necessarily mean it is not reputable. Nonetheless, accreditation remains an independent confirmation of competence. Accredited certification bodies can be identified by contacting the national accreditation body in