ISO Certification

Why we should be your choice for ISO Certification

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What is ISO certification?

ISO certification is awarded to organisations that have been audited by a third party against the requirements laid out in ISO Standards. ISO Standards are international frameworks of best practice published by the ISO (International Organisation of Standardisation) and are created by experts across the globe to help businesses improve their performance. The ISO does not issue certificates itself; instead, they are issued by external certification companies, such as Citation ISO Certification.

Common benefits of ISO certification include:

  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced costs
  • Better customer satisfaction
  • New business
  • Reduced risks
  • Better staff retention
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Why should I use Citation ISO Certification for ISO certification?


ISO certification is an important step for any business looking to strengthen its processes, increase customer satisfaction and grow its revenues. You want to be sure that your certification provider understands your business needs and can deliver robust ISO management systems. Here are few reasons for choosing Citation ISO Certification:

  • 30 day Certification Process: We have eliminated the hassle and unnecessary paperwork to offer you an affordable solution to your certification needs, and our simple 3 stage process ensures that you can gain your ISO Certification in as little as 30 days.

  • We have over 20 Years experience:  Established in 1993, we have issued over 20,000 certifications in 60 countries around the world and our clients come from a wide range of sectors including Government Departments, Local Authorities, Hospitals, Manufacturing, Engineering, Distribution, Construction, Service Organisations, The Professions and Charities.

  • Accredited Certification Body: By gaining accreditation we are able to demonstrate our competence as a certification body and our customers can be confident that the services we provide are assessed and verified.

  • We can produce the Documented ISO Management System for you:  Following the stage one consultancy visit, a dedicated team of ISO experts will produce the bespoke ISO Management System for you. Saving you both time and money.

  • We offer a price match and fixed fee guarantee: We believe in keeping things simple and that is why, with our fees, you get everything you need to become certified, at a price that you can afford – if you find a like-for-like quote that is cheaper, let us know and we will be sure to beat it!

  • We do more than just ISO Certification: We can help you with all of your Management System needs, including implementing your ISO management system, right through to helping you conduct your audits and review meetings.

How can we help you gain ISO certification?

Our expert consultants will make the ISO certification process as straightforward as possible. This includes helping your business make any necessary improvements to its current processes.

Our 3-stage Certification Process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Documented ISO Management System for you, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification, you will need to pass an audit each year. This will ensure your business continues to benefit from implementing the relevant ISO standard. Your first audit will be one year after you gain ISO certification.

3 steps to ISO certification

With our help, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

Gap Analysis

One of our consultants will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.


Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. We can provide templates to assist you in doing this.


An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.

How much does ISO certification cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your choice of Management System Standard, as well as your business sector, sites, and number of employees. We will also need to know whether you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).

However, Citation ISO Certification is committed to providing a cost-effective route to ISO Certification. That’s why we focus on making the process simple and straightforward. We save you money because, instead of creating complex document trails, we build ISO management systems that work for your business.

To find out how affordable ISO certification really is, just use our Fee Calculator below, and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

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How long will ISO certification take?

From your first consultation with our ISO specialists, through to certification, the process can take as little as 30 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Remember, we can normally save you time and effort by drafting your Documented Management System for you. This can also help you gain certification faster than you would by doing it yourself.

Find out what ISO certification can do for your business – take a look at the range ISO standards we offer or contact us to arrange an appointment.

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Frequently asked questions

Can we change our ISO certification provider?

Can Citation ISO Certification certify and audit any ISO manual?

Which Certification Marks can I use once certified?

Your all-in-one management system solution

Atlas ISO delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, Atlas ISO keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, Atlas ISO helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

Atlas ISO helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

How can Citation ISO Certification help your business?

The Citation ISO Certification process gets your business certified for success:


Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.


Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.


We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.


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