36. Does the IAF ID3:2011 six-month certificate extension period noted below apply to AQMS certification? “3 c) Recertification Audits Normally the recertification audit must be completed, and the recertification decision made prior to expiration to avoid loss of certification (ISO/IEC 17021:2011, 220.127.116.11). However, providing that sufficient evidence has been collected as above, to provide confidence that the certified management system is effective consideration may be given to extend the certification for a period not normally exceeding 6 month beyond the original expiry date.”
No. The statement is not applicable for AQMS certifications. There is no alleviation that allows for a six-month extension.