First Quality Certification (FQC) is a UAE registered third-party assessment company and provider of ISO management system certifications across UAE, MENA and ASIA Pacific region.

First Quality Certification (FQC) is one of the growing certification bodies for Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015, Environmental Management System 14001:2015, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ISO 45001:2018, Food Safety Management Systems ISO 22000:2018, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point HACCP (under process accredited) by Accreditation Service for Certifying Bodies (ASCB). Ever since we established ourselves in 2018, we have been certifying the business enterprises across various sectors of economies for their management systems who meet the requirement as per International Standard Organization. In our efforts to continually maintain the credibility and integrity of our certification process, we follow strong principles and commit ourselves and strive to continually improve our performance, resources and skills of our people. Our motto is to help organizations to be competitive globally by helping them implement quality management standards in their business/operations.



Our company stand by its core values - H.E.R.O.

H onesty A mandate to all employees to be always truthful and honest in all our dealings for both our internal and external customers. Honesty builds trust and confidence and in turn makes up the very foundation of our company’s integrity.
E xcellence We strive not to be perfect but to be the best versions of ourselves. Our greatest competitor is our own, hence we are always driven to continuously improve as it also reflects the image of the company.
R espect A basic rule for all to give respect where it is due.
O penness A pro-active approach adapted by the company with emphasis on collaborative management and decision-making as well as transparency and unrestricted access to knowledge and information throughout the company.


First Quality Certification (FQC), in the fulfilment of our esteemed Clients requirements and expectations, and our commitment to provide the best quality service for them, FQC penned its policy statements as follows;


GAP ANALYSIS (Optional Pre-assessment) – Only upon client’s request, gap analysis involves off-site evaluation of documentations and on-site performance of the client against the management system standard(s), to identify the level of compliance of the documentation and implementation by the client and readiness for the certification audit.

STAGE 1 (Initial Assessment) – Review and assessment of the client’s management system documentations such as policies, procedures, work instructions, etc. against the management system standard(s) requirement and report on any nonconformities identified during the assessment prior to the Stage 2 audit. Time frame between Stage 1 and Stage 2 shall not be longer than 6 months.

The Stage 1 assessment will consist of:

  • evaluation of client’s management system documented information, to ensure all applicable requirements have been addressed
  • review of client’s status and understanding regarding requirements of the standard, in particular with respect to the identification of key performance or significant aspects, processes, objectives and operation of the management system
  • obtain necessary information regarding client’s scope of the management system, including client’s location(s), processes and equipment used, levels of controls established in case of multi-site), and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
  • evaluation of client’s site-specific conditions and to undertake discussion with the client’s representative (personnel) and determine client’s readiness to proceed for Stage 2 audit
  • review allocation of resources for Stage 2 and agree its details with the client
  • provision of a focus for planning Stage 2 by gaining sufficient understanding of client’s management system and site operations in the context of the management system standard or other normative document
  • evaluation if the internal audit and management reviews are being planned and performed, and that the level of implementation of the management system substantiates that the client is ready for Stage 2
  • site or facility visit (walk around)

STAGE 2 (Main Assessment) – Assessment of the client’s conformity to all the standard(s) requirement and their effective implementation of the established management system.

The Stage 2 assessment will consist of:

  • information and evidence of conformity to all requirements of management system standard or other normative documents
  • performance monitoring, measuring, reporting and reviewing against key performance objectives and targets (consistent with the expectations in the applicable management system standard or other normative documents)
  • client’s management system ability and its performance regarding meeting of applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements
  • operational control of client’s processes
  • internal auditing and management review
  • management responsibility for the client’s policies

Following the completion of the Stage 2 audit, a detailed report is submitted to the client. All nonconformities have to be closed and evidence provided on the next audit.

CERTIFICATION – Following the satisfactory completion of Stage 2 audit, auditor’s report is reviewed by the Certification Committee which includes the corrective actions implemented to resolve all the nonconformities. A satisfactory result of the review substantiates the issuance of certificate(s) to the client. FQC certification is valid for a three-year period. Certificate(s) will not be issued if there are any doubts about the Client’s compliance with the requirements of the management system standards or schemes for which the Client applied for. FQC reserves the right to decline or refuse certification or cancel the certification process if client does not meet or purposely and intentionally unwilling to meet the requirements.

SURVEILLANCE (Maintaining Certification) – Yearly assessment (12 months) after certification grant, to demonstrate that the client continues to satisfy the requirements of the respective management system standard(s).

The yearly surveillance assessment will consist of:

  • review of actions taken on nonconformities identified during the previous audit
  • complaints handling
  • effectiveness of the management system with regard to achieving the certified client’s objectives and the intended results of the respective management system
  • progress of planned activities aimed at continual improvement
  • continuing operational control
  • internal audits and management review
  • review of any changes
  • use of marks and/ or any other reference to certification

Following the completion of surveillance audit, report will be submitted to the client.

RECERTIFICATION – Assessment is made to confirm the client’s management system’s continued conformity and effectiveness as a whole, and its continued relevance and applicability OF the scope of certification.

On-site Assessment addresses the following:

  • effectiveness of the management system in its entirety in the light of internal and external changes and its continued relevance and applicability to the scope of certification
  • demonstrated commitment to maintain the effectiveness and improvement of the management system in order to enhance overall performance
  • the effectiveness of the management system with regard to achieving the certified client’s objectives and the intended results of the respective management system(s)
  • continuing operational control
  • internal audits and management review
  • review of any changes
  • use of marks and/ or any other reference to certification

If recertification audit is not completed, or when FQC is unable to verify the implementations of corrections and corrective actions for any major nonconformities raised, prior to the expiry date of the certification, recertification will not be recommended, and certification validity will therefore not be extended.

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