Do we have to be certified to ISO 9001?

No, you certainly do not have to become certified to ISO 9001. In fact, I have many clients who meet the requirements of the standard but have never sought certification. The standard represents best practice in modern quality management, and certification to it is optional.

Obviously there are many reputational benefits of becoming certified but don’t feel you have to. Obtain the benefits first and make a commercial decision about certification later.

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