Is Application Review considered part of the Evaluation stage in the Certification Process, such that my Application Reviewer cannot also be a formal Reviewer (per Section 7.5) or Certification Decision Maker (per Section 7.6)?
My organization issues a blanket statement on our contracts which states “your product may be sent to an outside laboratory for testing in the event we are unable to perform timely evaluation” – does this meet the requirements of the standard?
My certification body outsources our evaluation activities to an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory. Can we leverage the status of this laboratory’s accreditation as our means of qualifying, assessing, and monitoring this external resource?
My Certification Body operates under a larger corporate umbrella, and we send portions of our Evaluation work to another department in the corporation. Is this considered “outsourcing” the work to an outside body?
Our parent company has a division which offers consulting services on both the types of products our Certification Body certifies, as well as product types that we do not offer certification for. Is this allowed, and if so, under what restrictions?