How long does certification take?

After the initial application, operators have 12 months in which to finalise their certification.

Several factors will affect how long it takes for you to receive certification after your initial application:

  1. Preparedness – there are various supporting documents and data that you will need to prepare for your certification. We provide a comprehensive list to help you prepare for your audit. You can also engage our advisory services to assist.
  2. Auditor availability – you will need to liaise with the Certification Body to book your audit.
  3. Major non-conformities (non-conformities are instances of non-compliance with an RSB requirement; please see the Glossary of Terms for more information) – if your auditor finds major non-conformities in your operation then your auditor will work with you to set a schedule to resolve them in order for your certificate to be issued.


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