A pre-certification audit is a high level evaluation to ascertain where an organization stands as far as compliance with specific standards (ISO 27001:2005, BS 25999) is concerned, before subjecting to the main certification audit. Pre-certification Audit reviews how an organization's current practices compare to the relevant certification requirements.
A pre-certification audit is meant to gather as much information as possible on the current practices, systems and controls and identify any weaknesses or problems in the management system allowing organizations to assess the degree of implementation and effectiveness of the Management System. The non-conformities can be identified and corrective actions can be chosen and implemented prior to the certification process. It also acts as a learning and evaluation tool for an organization to develop and enhance the management system.
A comprehensive Pre- Certification Audit Report with recommendations for closing gaps and non-compliant statements will be provided.