Small business. Big results.
ACSC's roots lie in providing certification services that are affordable and valuable for all businesses. We have structured our quotation process to ensure that our clients receive value-added management system certification services with reasonable audit durations, while meeting the requirements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Accreditation Service (IAS).
ACSC’s audit and corrective action follow up fees are among the most competitive in the third-party certification industry.
There is no need for an audit to be agonizing. ACSC auditors
are trained to seek evidence of conformance during an audit, not search
for nonconformance! Our philosophy is that a management system works
for the benefit of the client and audits serve only the purpose of
improving its value.
According to John Havrilla, developer and Director of Operations for ACSC, “ISO standards are very unique, in that they focus on providing organizations with a roadmap for a process based approach to achieving organizational goals. ISO standards aim to improve efficiencies by implementing a sustainable culture and process that align the interests of all stakeholders involved, with the most effective ways to achieve goals.” He adds, “ISO standards help continuously improve processes by breaking down traditional siloes to align the interests of all parties involved with the desired outcomes.”
The International Accreditation Service
(IAS) is a multi-disciplinary accreditation body based in North
America. As one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United
States, IAS is a signatory to the three primary international
organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing
competent accreditation bodies worldwide known as the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). These organizations are
identified as “cooperations” because they have agreed to cooperate with
one another by adhering to a common set of accreditation criteria and to
undergo periodic on-site evaluation to determine ongoing compliance with
ISO/IEC Standard 17011, General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies
Accrediting Certification Body's (CB's). Being a
“signatory” means that IAS has been evaluated on-site and at its offices, a sampling of the assessments of its accredited entities
have been witnessed by peer experts, and that it has been found to
comply with the IAF international requirements.
These organizations agree to recognize the equivalence of
accreditation's granted by other signatory member accreditation bodies
through a series of Mutual (or Multilateral) Recognition Arrangements
(MRAs/MLAs). Once an accreditation body becomes a signatory it is
obligated to recognize the certificates or reports issued by CB's
accredited by all other signatories within a specified scope.
ACSC's accreditation by IAS ensures that the services you receive meet the requirements of the IAF and that the certificate we provide you is recognized worldwide.