Certification

The Management Systems Certification Body is part of the legal entity INCERT, which is registered under the Bulgarian Law on Commerce, with the following registered office and address: R Bulgaria, Sofia, Street Kalimantsi 45, Office 3 and Unique Registration Number 205511883.

"INSERT" provides accredited certification on the basis of certificate of accreditation, reg. No 18 IA/31.05.2022 valid until 31.01.2024, issued by the Executive Agency "Bulgarian Accreditation Service", in accordance with the requirements of BDS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

BAS EA is a party to the IAF MLA Multilateral Agreement.

The INCERT Management Systems Certification Body offers certification of the following management systems and certification schemes:

  • ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems (QMS);
  • ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems (EMS);
  • ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS);
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS);
  • BDS ISO 39001:2014 for Road Safety Management Systems (SMSP);
  • BDS EN ISO 22000:2018 for Food Safety Management Systems (SSM).

Management systems certification is an independent evaluation of the management system applied in an organisation and confirmation of compliance with the chosen standard's requirements and the organisation's internal rules and policies.

Certification activities are separate activities from the review of the application to the completion of the certification. They also include audits of an organisation's management system. Audits are a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining objective audit evidence and their objective assessment in order to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are met (e.g. the applicable management system standard, certification requirements, etc.).

The audit programme for the initial certification cycle includes an initial two-stage audit, surveillance audits in the first and second year and a recertification audit after the third year but before the expiry of the certification.

It is also possible to carry out special audits, e.g. for scope extension or to investigate complaints. All audits are carried out by competent auditors and technical experts who have been assessed and approved by the certification body.

INCERT also applies procedures to ensure that auditors perform their duties impartially and objectively and respect confidentiality. The full terms and conditions under which certification is carried out can be found in our Certification Rules.

Application for Certification

We are available to help you complete your certification application. The application review is entirely free of charge, and within just a few hours, you will have a certification offer exclusively designed for you and your organisation.

The application does not commit you to work with us, but it is a mandatory condition for preparing a certification offer.

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