ISO 9001:2015 Update – SGS is the First Organisation to Launch IRCA Approved CPD Introduction Course to ISO/DIS 9001:2015

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SGS is the first organisation to launch an IRCA approved CPD introduction course to ISO/DIS 9001:2015 standard.

Following the publication of the ISO/DIS 9001 version in May, SGS has introduced a new training course ‘Introduction to ISO/DIS 9001:2015’. SGS is the first professional learning and development organisation to offer the one-day course as IRCA Approved CPD. The course is suitable for any organisation that holds a valid ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certificate, is interested in becoming certified or learning about the updates.

The approval by IRCA, the world’s foremost auditor registration body, is a strong merit. In addition to the 10,000 IRCA registered auditors choosing their CPD, auditors registered with other bodies and professionals from other sectors will recognise the value and importance of the IRCA name.

About ISO/DIS 9001:2015
The Draft International Standard (DIS) version of ISO 9001 contains a few main areas of proposed changes:
1.    Structure and terminology, including incorporation of Annex SL framework;
2.    The wider internal and external context of a organisation’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) (Clauses 4 and 6);
3.    Detailed Quality Management System (QMS) requirements’ (broadly clauses 5 & 7 – 10).

And most notably, the DIS version encourages more external focus on quality management as a part of risk-based approach.

How can SGS help?
SGS is in a unique position to help organisations in their transition to ISO 9001:2015. In addition to the introduction course, SGS offers a bespoke course on Annex SL / Risk Management, gap assessments against the requirements of ISO/DIS 9001:2015 to those planning to become certified against ISO 9001:2015 when it is published. An overview on Annex SL can be found on

Details on our upcoming course dates and locations can be found at

Future updates
A copy of the ISO/DIS 9001 standard can be purchased at The official ISO 9001:2015 working group (ISO/TC 176/SC 2) responsible for the development and publishing of the ISO 9001:2015 standard will develop a matrix showing a correlation between the clauses of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/DIS 9001:2015, which will be available shortly at

Further information and updates on the development of ISO 9001: 2015 and its publication schedule will be issued by SGS as they become available.

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