We are pleased to say that IOAS is now ready to invite applications for review.
Once a full and complete application is received it will be added to the queue for a formal technical review. This means that once agreed that the application is ready for the technical review, there may still be delays due to the number of applications within the queued system, however your place in the queue will be secured based on date order.
Following a successful application review, we confirm that the overall timeline from application to accreditation is currently extended for all applicants. We have developed new approaches and are investing in more personnel and systems to better deal with the combined challenges of the pandemic and the increased number of applications coming forward.
Please note :
That acceptance of new EU applications and/or applications for extension of scope are currently place on hold by the IOAS until the new EU Compliance programme is launched.
Textile Exchange is not accepting applications from certification bodies (CB) until January 2022 at the earliest.