– Broadening (narrowing) the extent of certification

  • Performed if a client requests broadening of granted certification.
  • Possible to perform within surveillance audit or extraordinary audit.

– Extraordinary audits (suspension, cancellation of validity of a certificate)

  • Conducted in case the certification body discovers, or has information about, a violation of certification requirements by the client. For example, violation of the rules of using certification marks, complaints, etc.
  • Conducted beyond scheduled certification audit cycle.
  • The result can be revocation, suspension, narrowing of the validity of the certificate, or retaining to its original extent.