SCS 9001 Registration Overview

SCS 9001 is documented in the SCS 9001 Management System Handbook. The Getting Started section is intended to provide comprehensive information, guidelines and resources for a new, ongoing or mature SCS 9001 implementation.

SCS 9001 registration process is straightforward with well-defined stages and tasks. The full implementation process can take 6 - 18 months, depending on the size of the organization, geographic dispersion of its operations, and available resources.

Pre-Registration Preparation

Learn About SCS 9001 – The requirements of SCS 9001 are documented in the SCS 9001 Handbook. TIA QuEST Forum offers training classes on SCS 9001. Some organizations hire consultants to help them better understand the requirements of SCS 9001.

Check Eligibility: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers U.S. laws, regulations and policies governing the export and reexport of commodities, software, and technology falling under the jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Read TIA’s policy on Government Restrictions.

Select a Certification Body – TIA QuEST Forum requires organizations seeking SCS 9001 certification to work with a certification body to define the parameters of their certification early in the process. All the accredited certification bodies are listed on this website.

Perform a Gap Analysis – The organization undertakes gap analysis and assessment of its organization, operations and processes against the SCS 9001 standard. Deficient areas are identified, an action plan is created to close the gaps, plans and processes are put into place, and resources are allocated to align the organization with SCS 9001 requirements. The gap analysis can be conducted by internal or external consultants.

Schedule a SCS 9001 Assessment Audit – The action plan will define the amount of time needed to fully conform to SCS 9001 requirements. The organization, jointly with the certification body, schedules the initial assessment audit.

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Registration Management System (RMS)

Once an organization has developed an action plan to conform to SCS 9001, an account profile can be created using the following registration link: Registration Management System (RMS).

The account profile is populated with information on the user, company, personnel, and registration.  Registration Creation Tutorial

All non-TIA QuEST Forum participants are required to pay an Administration Fee to cover the costs of managing the registration and measurement systems.

Please note: each organization will be charged a Certification Fee. This fee is due upon initial certification and re-certification.

Account Management

RMS provides a simple, user-friendly tool for SCS 9001 registered companies to access, update, change, and manage information on registration, users, and registration status. Non-TIA QuEST Forum participants can also view usage invoices and make payments online with credit cards.

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TIA QuEST Forum charges an annual fee for creating and managing the registration record on the Registration Management System (RMS) for all non-TIA QuEST Forum participants. This annual fee covers the use of this system and includes all data submissions and re-submissions.

SCS 9001 registrants are invoiced 60 days in advance of their registration renewal month and the fee can be paid by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Accounts more than 30 days in arrears are inactivated and the SCS 9001 registration is no longer available except to make the payment.

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Audit Process

Close Gaps – Progress is evaluated through internal audits and management reviews. All gaps must be resolved and completely closed before the organization is deemed fully conforming with SCS 9001.

Certificate of SCS 9001 – A certification body must verify that all effective processes are in place and clear all non-conformance. Then, the certification body can approve the application online and mark the registration records as certified and make available for public view. The organization is formally recognized as a certified SCS 9001 registered organization and receives a Certificate of SCS 9001 conformance.

Continuing Audits and Maintenance Activities - Regularly scheduled continuing audits of SCS 9001 registrations are required for surveillance and three-year re-assessments as per standard ISO/IAF guidelines.

Certified Audits - Certification body auditors have permission-based access to their SCS 9001 registered client accounts. They can check, validate, update the client information, and approve and update registration records.

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Get involved with SCS 9001

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