Certification Bodies that wish to become licensed to oversee FSSC 22000 audits and certifications must meet the following two requirements:
The CB is accredited by any Accreditation Body (AB) which has a membership of IAF and is signatory to the IAF MLA for Management system certification. The AB shall also have agreed with the regulation for accreditation as defined in the FSSC 22000 scheme.
The CB holds a valid accreditation against ISO 22003 under ISO/IEC Guide 17021 for the required food chain categories.
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To apply for a provisional FSSC 22000 license the following documents have to be provided to the Foundation:
A completely filled out and signed CB Agreement
A copy of a valid ISO 22003 accredited certificate, clearly mentioning the categories of accreditation
A confirmation from the AB that the CB has applied for accreditation against FSSC 22000 and for which categories
When all documents are found to be accurate and complete, the Agreement will be signed by the Foundation. This grants the CB a provisional license for one year in which accreditation against FSSC 22000 has to be gained. The provisional period starts as soon as both parties have signed the Agreement. With that an application fee will be invoiced. As soon as the Agreement is signed by both parties, the CB may start is certification activities against FSSC 22000. Without a license it is not permitted to issue any FSSC 22000 certificates.
The fees for FSSC 22000 Licensed Certification Bodies from 2019 onwards are:
The initial one time CB entry fee will be: € 10.000.
Total fee per uploaded audit report in the FSSC Portal: €150, to be paid by the certified organization (collected through the CB). The CB shall inform their certified organizations accordingly. Fees will be invoiced twice per year.
Fee per uploaded audit report in the FSSC 22000 Portal to be paid by the CB and invoiced at least once per year: