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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What Happens to an Expired Certification

Che Masters

Question:

What happens to my old certification?

Answer:

While the expiration date on your certificate may be much later, on July 1, 2012, previous versions of AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 will universally expire and will cease to be valid. Prime contractors such as Boeing will cease to recognize certifications to previous versions of these standards, so it is imperative that organizations begin implementing their plan to transition their certification immediately. As required by the IAQG, organizations that have not completed their transition audit by July 1, 2012 will have their certification withdrawn and must start the certification process as if not previously certified (i.e. initial registration, stage 1 and stage 2 audits). 

Che Masters is a Certification Engineer at NSF-ISR International.

AS9100 quality management system audits for Aviation, Space and Defense organizations must meet revision C guidelines after July 1, 2011. Che Masters of NSF-ISR International answers questions related to the change. Masters is lead staff auditor and Technical Liaison for ISO 9001 at NSF, where he is formally trained in all of the following standards: AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, HACCP, ISO/IEC 13485, OHSAS 18001, ISO/TS 16949.

Masters is an IRCA-certified ISO 19001 lead auditor and has taught lead auditor classes. He has been actively involved in NSF-ISR’s acquisition of accreditation to ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 20000-1, OHSAS 18001 (currently in applied status), ISO/IEC 17021, TS Rules 3rd Edition and the 2009 version of the AQMS standards, and has been integrally involved in developing NSF-ISR’s policies for transitioning customers to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009, and the AQMS 2009 standards.


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