During the 30th Annual IAF General Assembly (IAF GA) from 26 October to 4 November 2016, a resolution was adopted (IAF Resolution 2016-14) on the establishment of a transitional period of 2 years from the date of publication of the following version of the revised Standard ISO/IEC 17021-2: 2016 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems. The International Standardization Organization (ISO) published this standard in December 2016.
ISO/IEC 17021-3: 2017 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems was published in March 2017. This standard has been prepared by the ISO/TC 176 Technical Committee and the ISO Conformity Assessment Committee (CASCO). ISO / IEC 17021-3: 2017 cancels and replaces ISO/IEC 17021-3: 2013, which was technically revised. The Technical Committee of the IAF (TC), at a recent meeting held in April 2017, agreed that the deadline for the transition to 17021-3: 2017 for certification bodies that perform the audit and certification of the management system will be March 31, 2019.
The Institute for Standardization of Serbia has announced that naSRPS ISO/IEC 17021-2: 2017 and naSRPS ISO/IEC 17021-3: 2017 are under preparation.
ATS will subsequently publish information about its activities regarding transition.