CQI and IRCA Certified Transition Training brings you up to date on the revised ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. IRCA auditors who work with these standards must complete transition training by September 2018 to stay certificated.

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. ISO 45001 brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organization and is being developed to:

  • enable organisations to improve their occupational health and safety performance
  • prevent work related injury and/or ill health
  • provide safe and healthy workplaces

ISO has confirmed a provisional publication date of 30 November for the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001 and publication of the final standard is likely to be in the first half of 2018.

OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001 and organizations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to migrate to ISO 45001. The CQI will continue to keep its members and partners updated with the development of the standard.

The world's most widely used management system standards have just undergone their biggest change in years.

Revised versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 were released in 2015. A revised version of ISO 27001 was also released in 2013.

Some of the changes affect the requirements of the standards, and others result from the adoption of the new Annex SL as the common framework for ISO standards.

The changes are significant. IRCA Certified Auditors who work with these standards are required to complete transition training to bring them up to date. This includes auditors certificated on IRCA’s Quality Management Systems Scheme, Environmental Management Systems Scheme, Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Scheme, Maritime Safety Management Systems Scheme and Aerospace Scheme.

Undertaking transition training sooner rather than later will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills, and put you ahead of the competition.

You must complete this training to maintain your IRCA certification.

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems

ISO 9001:2015 has replaced ISO 9001:2008. CQI and IRCA Certified Transition Training will bring you up to date on all the changes and equip you to audit against the new version. All IRCA Certified QMS, PQMS, Aerospace and Maritime Auditors are required to complete the training by 1 September 2018.

ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems

ISO 14001:2015 has replaced ISO 14001:2004. CQI and IRCA Certified Transition Training will bring you up to date on all the changes and equip you to audit against the new version. All IRCA Certified EMS Auditors are required to complete the training by 1 September 2018.

ISO 27001:2013 – Information security systems

The deadline for transition from ISO 27001:2005 to ISO 27001:2013 has passed. If you were certificated with IRCA for ISO 27001:2005 and have not already completed transition training to ISO 27001:2013, your certification is no longer valid. To become certificated again you’ll need to take the training required for the ISMS scheme.

Some course providers may still be able to offer transition training – please contact us for information on finding a provider.

The courses

Transition training courses are offered by a number of CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partners. The format and cost of the courses varies between different providers.

All CQI and IRCA Certified Transition Training courses consist of the following:

  • Content relating to the adoption of Annex SL (if you’re certificated to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, you only need to attend this part once)
  • Content relating to the specific requirements of either ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001:2015

Courses are available in two formats:

  • Combined courses
    • QMS ISO 9001:2015 (Combined) Transition
    • EMS ISO 14001:2015 (Combined) Transition

These courses include both the Annex SL content and the content specific to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, as a combined programme over two days.

  • Modular courses
    • QMS ISO 9001:2015 (Modular) Transition
    • EMS ISO 14001:2015 (Modular) Transition

These courses have two separate modules: one for the Annex SL content and one for the ISO 9001/ISO 14001-specific content. Auditors must attend both modules. However, if you are certificated to both standards, you will only need to attend the Annex SL module once.

  • Annex SL module
  • ISO 9001:2015 module
  • ISO 14001:2015 module

Some providers offer the two modules as separate courses, for the benefit of auditors certificated to more than one scheme who do not want to repeat the Annex SL content. If you prefer, you can still choose to attend the Annex SL content twice in order to understand its relevance to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.