The 14th Edition of "Management System Certification/Registration Rules"

March 18, 2020
Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)

"Management System Certification/Registration Rules" has been revised and a summary of changes in the 14th edition of the rules is as shown below. The 14th edition will be effective from April 1, 2020.

The 14th Edition of "Management System Certification/Registration Rules"

Details of revision

Changes Remarks
New assessment service added
  • Addition of ISO 21000
ISO 21000 for Educational organization management system added
Change of scheme owners name
  • TL 9000 scheme owner
Change from QuEST Forum to TIA-BPC
Clause 13.5
  • Conditions added when transferring certification from JQA to other certification body
Clause 20.1,20.2
  • Change of condition when transferring certification from other certification body to JQA
Specific rule for IATF 16949 (Clause 5.2.2)
  • Corrective action plan provided in case of major nonconformity
Specific rule for FSSC 22000
(Clause 9-1.1,9-1.2,9-1.3,9.2.310-1)
  • In line with FSSC Version 5

Change of submission deadline for corrective action plan or corrective action report, within 28 days, in case of minor nonconformity found

Specify the matters to be taken, in case of major nonconformity found

Timing of implementation for special assessment, in case of critical nonconformity found

Follow up assessment added for unannounced assessment

Notification to JQA against significant change of management

Specific rule for JFS-C (Clause 17-1)
  • Assessment report provided to accreditation body