Recertification requires a full system audit in order to confirm the continued conformity and effectiveness of the management system as a whole, and its continued relevance and applicability for the scope of certification. Recertification activities are preferably to start six (6) months before the certificate expiry date, to allow for closure of any corrective actions and the reissue of the certification.
The recertification activity shall include the review of previous surveillance audit reports and consideration of the performance of the management system over the most recent certification cycle.
The MBS will issue an invoice for settlement by the client before undertaking any of the scheduled surveillance audits.
During recertification audit, if the system is found persistently or seriously not complying, the Team Leader/Auditor may recommend suspension, scope reduction or withdraw to the Certification Committee.