As you seek to raise the standards of your organization, make sure that you similarly understand the terms. You should know that ISO registration and ISO certification are two terms which have been largely interchanged. The truth, however, is that they’re not synonymous.
ISO certification relates to the actual issuance of the certificate. When we say that a certain organization has been ISO-certified, it means that its quality management system has been audited by an independent auditing body. The auditing process is performed in order to confirm that the organization in question is compliant with the standard requirements developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).