Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. The following steps are the main actions  that are taken by all CABs for all management systems:
 
1- Application
2- Contract/Agreement
3- Initial Audit: 3-1  Audit (Stage I), 3-2 Audit (Stage II)
4- Certificate Decision Making
5- 1st Surveillance Audit
6- 2nd Surveillance Audit
7- Recertification Audit