BSI certificates are recognized worldwide, not only demonstrating compliance to a standard but also as a marketing tool.
BSI needs to ensure certificates contain accurate information and clearly reflect their issue and status. Following an Accreditation audit, it was observed that breaks in certification weren’t visible on the certificate so a new date, the effective date, has been introduced to ensure greater consistency, control and visibility of any gaps in certification.
What are dates on the Certificate?
The certificates will now contain 4 milestones dates:
Originally registered date – the date originally certified with BSI or previous certification body.
- This date shows the length of time an organization has been continually certified to a standard.
- The date represents the first time an organization became certified regardless of certification body subject to this being verified by BSI.
Effective date – the date of the current 3 year certification cycle
生效日期 – 本次3年认证周期的日期
- This is the effective date of the new certificate following a certification or recertification assessment and review
Latest revision date – shows the latest issue date after the start of the current 3 year certification cycle
最新修订日期 - 表明本次三年认证周期开始后的最新签发日期
- When the certificate is first issued this will be the same as the ‘effective’ date
- If a certificate is re-issued during the certification period or change of address or scope of certification, the latest revision date will be amended
- It will show the status of any certificate during the current certification cycle period whilst still showing the ‘effective date’ and ‘expiry date’ as fixed points showing the 3 year certification cycle
Expiry date – the expiry date of the current certificate and end of the certification cycle.
- The expiry date will usually be 3 years minus 1 day from the effective date
When will the changes take place?
Any new certificate issued after March 23rd 2015 will contain the new 4 date format.