Why iso 17100 certification?

The ISO 17100 standard integrates terminology used in the translation field, by creating a standard structure for translation services. It simplifies the interaction between clients and translation company or individual translators in terms of their contractual needs.

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ABOUT ISO 17100

Requirements for Translation Services

ISO 17100 specifies requirements for all aspects of the translation process directly affecting the quality and delivery of translation services. It includes provisions concerning the management of core processes, minimum qualification requirements, and the availability of resources.

The standard is intended for implementation by TSPs of any size. Certification according to ISO 17100 requires all the provisions to be met, but the methods of implementation may differ depending on the size and complexity of the organization and, in some cases, on the volume and complexity of the translation service being requested of the TSP.

LICS® ISO 17100 certification is therefore suitable for:

– Translation agencies (without internal translators),
– Translation companies (with employed translators),
– Individual translators who collaborate with others translators.

BEING ISO 17100 CERTIFIED

How to obtain ISO 17100 Certificate

LICS® specifies the procedure to certify a service provider in the standard specific certification schemes. Each ISO 1700 or ISO 13611 certification process involves the following steps:

Application: Submitted using the certification form provided by the local certification partner.

Documentation: The service provider must file documentation containing basic information about the company, along with a self-declaration describing how the service provider complies with the requirements of applicable standard.

The audit: The core of the certification process is the audit, the purpose of which is to gather evidences that the service provider meets the requirements of the standard. This evidence includes, for example, interviews with relevant staff, checking records and client jobs undertaken and monitoring activities. The audit is performed by a qualified auditor who has been trained specifically to conduct LICS audits.

Review and issue of the certificate: Following the audit, the auditor sends his/her report to Austrian Standards, which will then assess the audit report. If the assessment is positive, a certificate is issued that is valid for 3 years.

Surveillance audits: In order to maintain the certificate, surveillance audits shall be carried out on a 1-year cycle.

STEPS AND PROCEDURES

Translation Service Provider according to ISO 17100

1  Scope
2  Application
3  Initial and recertification audit
4  Issuing the certificate
5  Surveillance activities
6  Recertification
7  Requirements for auditors
8  Changes of normative documents
9  Amendments to the scope of certificates
10 Withdrawal of certificates

DOWNLOAD THE LICS® ISO 17100 CERTIFICATION SCHEME

REASONS AND RESULTS

Being ISO 17100 Certified

What does the ISO Certification mean for you, as a professional TRANSLATION SERVICE PROVIDER?

1) All our Certified Translation Service Providers (TSPs)
are registered in the official database of the Austrian Standards Institution, this is what your client should know:
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2) We send to the Embassies of the states of the European Union every three months a valid list of our CERTIFIED TRANSLATION SERVICE PROVIDERS in your country.

In addition as a certified TSP, you’re recognized worldwide
Contact us now and apply for a Certification Audit: info[a]iso17100me.com / austrian-arabic[a]aon.at

MESSAGE

“Although translation is as ancient as human civilization itself, but it still lack scientific rules, standards, or norms to define a good translation. We seek to scientifically establish rules, standards and incorporate them directly into our business to test their effectiveness and applicability.”

Dr. Mohamed-Ali Ibrahim

Dr. Mohamed-Ali Ibrahim

Manager & Lead Auditor, Austrian-arabic(at)aon.at

Why Should be ISO 17100 Certified ?

International Certificate
Quality Processes
Employees Motivation
Increasing Productivity
Operational Efficiency
Good Image
Customer Satisfaction
More Revenue
Frequently Asked Question
How does the audit be conducted?

Face-to-face interviews with the management and team members. A site visit must be arranged to inspect the infrastructure and work environment etc.

When will be the coming audit?

Upon completion of your documentation (theoretical part) we agree on an interview date according to the trip plan of the auditor.

Is Tax ID required for certification?

Not a must in case of OPE, but as a TSP, yes.

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