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How to get started
1. Request a certification or verification
The first step is to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will be able to set up a call to directly discuss the specific nature of your certification needs. You can also click the following link xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to begin the application process. Please contact us, and we can send you a separate application form to be filled and returned to us.
Verifications The verification programs will include an application process.
2. Receive the offer letter
Once we have your application(s), we will provide you with an offer letter that will indicate the price and scope of your certification.
3. Accept and get your audit plan
Upon accepting and signing, we will contact you about setting up dates for your audit. Once an auditor is assigned to your audit, an agenda and audit plan will be sent to prepare for your audit. At the close of your audit, the auditor will indicate if any non-compliances have been found and agree to the deadlines of the corrective actions.
4. Audit review
Your audit results will be reviewed by a secondary person, called the certifier, who ultimately decides whether certification will be granted. If you had corrective actions to approach, these need to be sent in for the review process to begin.
5. Get your Certification / Get your attestation or score that has been reported.
If the results have been approved, you will be contacted to receive your certification. If the results were not satisfactory, you will need to submit your corrective actions within the agreed time frame or pause your certification until such time as you are ready.
If results are not satisfactory, you will be required to wait a period of time to begin the process again.
How long does it typically take from start to finish when requesting textile certifications?
The process will vary depending on several factors, these include how many sites and products will need to be included in your audit (called the scope), how long it takes you to close (if any) non-compliances, and the availability of auditor(s). However, to provide some idea it can be range from 3 to 4 months.
How much does it cost?
The price will be determined by the local office in your region/country. This is determined by what is included in your audit, i.e.: number of sites and processes. How long is my certificate valid for? Certificates have a validity of one year and can be easily renewed. If there are any changes to your scope during the year, you need to notify your local office so that they can determine whether an additional assessment is needed. Your local office will contact you in the months prior to your next audit to ask if there are any changes to your audit scope.
Can I make changes during the year to my textile certification?
Yes, you can make changes to your certification however you need to inform your local office before any new sites, processes or products are added. The local office will determine if an additional assessment (desk review or on-site audit) is needed. Costs will be incurred to make changes to your certificate.
Will I be able to request Transaction Certificates?
Yes, one you are certified and receive your certificate, you will have access to request transaction certificates. You will have an online account which will enable you to request transaction certificates.
Are there costs for the transaction certificates?
Yes, there are fees associated with requesting a TC. The fees will vary by region/country. Please note that the issuance of TCs will take several days. Your local office can assist you as to the timing of issuance.
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