The extension of all transition arrangements

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he extension of all transition arrangements

Due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has extended all transition arrangements for transition/migration to new versions of the standard by 6 months, and the transition periods are now as follows:

  • for the standard ISO 45001: 2018 - September 30, 2021,
  • for the standard ISO 22000: 2018 - December 31, 2021,
  • for the standard ISO 50001: 2018 - January 31, 2022,
  • for the standard ISO 22301: 2019 - April 30, 2023.

IAF still recommends that transition checks should be performed using remote assessment techniques.

IAF has also extended the deadlines for the implementation of mandatory documents by 6 months, so now the deadline for the implementation of IAF MD5:2019, IAF MD17:2019 and IAF MD22: 2019 is November 7, 2020.

We encourage all certification bodies to follow the answers to the most frequently asked questions IAF regularly updates regarding accreditation and certification during the COVID-19 pandemic at

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact ATS via e-mail:

Sincerely, your ATS