The Oxebridge Q001 standard is now officially published, and we’ve moved quickly into developing the necessary ISO 17011-compliant procedures to launch an accreditation program for companies or individuals who want to offer Q001 certification audits. To stress-test the program during launch, we’re looking to waive most of the accreditation fees for “pilot” bodies interested in performing these audits.
Eventually there will be fees for the following:
- Application fee
- Annual accreditation fee
- Fee per certificate issued (for use of mark and maintenance of universal database)
- Initial training fee for CB management
- Training fees for CB auditors
All the fees will be reasonably priced, with the annual fee scaled per the GDP of the nation in which the CB operates. If you’re in Afghanistan, you won’t pay United Kingdom rates, obviously. Training fees will be per session, not per student, to keep costs low.
For now we are waiving most fees. The Annual Accreditation Fee will kick in after the first year, the per-cert fee will still apply. The application fee, first year annual fee, and CB training fees will be waived entirely. We’re waiving auditor training fees if the auditors already have ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification.
For now we will not be pursuing IAF membership. There’s a host of reasons for that, which most readers will understand immediately. But we are looking at ways to ensure our own accreditation status is legitimized in some way.
To apply, you will need the following:
- To be an officially registered company (legal entity) in your country of operation.
- Have (an) auditor(s) with current recognized ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification (IRCA, Exemplar, etc.) If you do not have this, you would have to undergo special training by Oxebridge which would not be free.
- Submit the online application form here.
If you have any questions, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.