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What are standards?

The CQI has been actively involved in the development of national and international standards for many years, and for CQI and IRCA members, standards form part of their ‘everyday working tools’. 

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The Standards Coordination Committee members

The Standards Coordination Committee is comprised of standards users, makers, thought leaders and management systems experts drawn from a variety of backgrounds and industries. 

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Obtaining your CSCS card with the CQI

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) recognises the Chartered Quality Institute as an approved professional body, meaning CQI members in the construction industry can use their membership to prove their skills and obtain a CSCS card

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Quality Careers Hub

The CQI is launching a new Quality Careers Hub for members on 6 December. 

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The International Quality Awards 2022 

Entries to the International Quality Awards 2022 are now open, celebrating excellence in quality management

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2020 ISO Survey of Management System Standards reveals 17% increase in certifications

ISO has released the results from its survey on Management System Standard Certifications 2020, reporting an increase of valid certificates of over 17% compared with 2019. 

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Quality 4.0

Digital transformation is challenging the quality profession and its traditional principles, practices and tools. The CQI wants to help the profession understand and prepare for Quality 4.0.

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World Quality Week 2021 resources

World Quality Week 2021 is your opportunity to celebrate your quality achievements, and recognise those that uphold trust to sustain and improve performance every day of the year.

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IRCA acceptable alternative standards

This page lists all the alternative standards we currently accept towards IRCA certification and explains the process of getting a standard accepted as an alternative.

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