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Ever Wonder How Many Valid ISO Certificates Exist?


Annually, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO),,  completes a survey to determine the number of valid ISO management system standard certificates exists worldwide.

ISO will contact accredited certification bodies and request information about issued certificates. CMA Quality International is accredited by ANAB.

For ISO 9001, the total count of current certificates, as of December 31, 2017, was 1,058,504.

The link below is a summary of the survey:

The link below will provide access to standard-specific data. Note the documents available for review:

If you have any questions about certification or the certification industry, please don’t hesitate to contact us at CMA Quality International.

Post by: Jay Cleary, Vice President, CMA Quality International, email:

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