Management System Services
FPG is here to assist your organization with management system services.
FPG is well versed in many states of organizational maturity, whether your organization is well seasoned in ISO certifications, has had limited exposure or is just entering into the ISO world – FPG is the management systems expert and partner you can trust and depend on.
FPG is committed to value-add collaboration with organizations to proactively drive organizational performance, compliance, conformity, and operational maturity. This value-add collaboration is accomplished through comprehensive, structured IS/IT/ISO Management Systems and Governance advisory, appraisal, assessment, audit, and certification services.
We are a Veteran owned small business that has been providing IS/IT/ISO Advisory, Audit, and Assessment services to organizations competing in the Government Services sector since 2010. Each FPG Audit Associate maintains certification as an external Lead Auditor for ISO Management Systems through BSI Americas.
FPG offers and provides a wide array of Management System Advisory Services custom configured to meet your organization’s circumstances, needs, requirements, and expectations. FPGs core competencies are:
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Advisory or planning
Appraisals or assessments
Integration of QMS, ITSMS, and ISMS
Outsourced internal auditing
Outsourced 2nd Party vendor, supplier, provider, or partner auditing
External 3rd Party auditing and certification
Understanding the Management System Certification Lifecycle
Certification of a Management System is awarded to an organization, by a Certifying Body (in this case FPG), for complying with and conforming to all the requirements specified in the published ISO Management System Standard that is associated with the ISO Management System implemented by the organization. The table below clarifies this criterion for each of the ISO Management Systems for which FPG offers and provides audit and certification services.
The Management System Certification Lifecycle is a three-year cycle. The first year of the cycle commences upon successfully certified completion of the management system implementation. This is known as the Initial Certification for the management system. Initial Certification is also required when a new version of the Management System Standard (MSS) is released and activated by ISO. ISO typically grants a two (2) – three (3) year transition grace period before they deactivate the prior version and it is deemed non-certifiable. The second and third year of the cycle are known as the Surveillance phase. This is where the certified management system is surveilled for continued compliance, conformity, improvement, and growth in organizational maturity. The year following the completed Surveillance phase, the organization’s implemented Management System must be Re-Certified to begin the next three-year cycle. The diagram below demonstrates the iterative nature of the Management System Certification Lifecycle.
For more detailed information about the ISO Management System Standards associated with FPG core competencies, use the following links.
FPG adheres to and complies with the following standards and guidelines for all offered and provided ISO Management System assessment, audit, and certification services.