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AS91XX Transition

Under the original transition guidelines from AS 9100B to C, if an organization didn’t meet the July 2012 deadline, their AS91XX standard certification would have been withdrawn entirely. Now, groups that have not even completed their audits to support the AS91XX transition process by the deadline will have their certifications suspended at that time.

However they will have until the end of this year to successfully complete their certifications under the new revisions. If that deadline is missed, then their certifications under the older AS91XX standards will be revoked.


 In effect, this means that the pre-transition AS91XX standards will live until December 31, 2012 and then be voided. The consequences for companies not making the transition may vary, but it’s possible that their customers may elect not to award new business or even continue existing business with suppliers who aren’t recertified to the standard’s revisions. The ruling, which seems to have been made in response to the IAQG’s executive committee to “adjust the consequences for not meeting the [original July deadline] transition date.”

The announcement asks any Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies or Certified Organizations to communicate these rules to their members/clients immediately. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) spreadsheet is provided for this ruling on the SAE website. The actual changes in Supplement Rules Document (SR001 – Dates 25 Jan 2012) can be downloaded as well. The actual announcement can be accessed here). The AS9100store’s training partner, BSI international, has made more training sites and times available for its SAE AS9100 Revision D Transition Course. A complete listing of the dates, times and places of this critical profile of what your organization must do to make the change is on our site.

Fore more information, please consult our AS 91XX Transition Reference Page. You may also wish to check out our Free Online Tutorial on the Basics of AS9100.