Can anyone be certified ISO 9001? A registrar or certification body (CB) actually grants certification, not ISO (read: Who is ISO? ).
Registrars should be accredited before you choose them. An ISO/IEC 17021:2015 certification is additionally required, plus membership in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
One of these standards is ISO/IEC 17021:2015 Conformity assessment
Generally, ISO management standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc. are certified by Registrars who are required to comply with the requirements for bodies auditors and certifiers.
Although ISO does not certify companies or issue certificates, people often refer to them as “ISO Certified.”. Is ISO 9001 Certification granted by any organization? ISO does not issue certifications or registrations. These are issued by independent certification/registration bodies (also called Registrars or CB’s). To become internationally recognized, CBs need accreditation from an IAF member.
In order for ISO/IEC 17021 to be implemented, it requires all accreditation bodies (i.e. the ISO 9001:2008 certificate, for example) to be members of an internationally accredited organization, such as the International Accreditation Forum. A similar check is conducted by the IAF to ensure CBs comply with ISO/IEC 17021.
The IAF does not accredit all Quality System Registrars, therefore they do not meet ISO 17021 standards – and they will not be recognized internationally. If your country or region doesn’t have ANAB (or the equivalent) then choose a Registrar that is accredited by an IAF member.
ANAB and IAF logos should be displayed on your registration certificate, and without them, your ISO 9001 certification is not official.