Quality Systems Registrars Inc.
- Website: http://www.qsr.com/
- Status: Accredited
- Standards: AS9100, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, RC (RC14001 & RCMS), TL 9000
- Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
- Email Address: email@example.com
It was 1987 and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) had just published the first edition of what would become the best-selling voluntary standards of all time — the ISO 9000 family on quality management systems.
Even at this early stage, the founding partners of QSR® had an inherent appreciation for the value that accredited third-party ISO certification could bring to industry if performed in a credible manner by auditors who possessed the requisite skills and integrity to add value to each and every industry sector in which we would operate.
Thus began the journey for the first US-accredited registrar — Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. (QSR®), which first attained accreditation from the then Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) in 1990. The founding partners understood the complexities and potential pitfalls associated with delivering a consistent service while avoiding any potential conflicts of interest that would undermine the QSR® certification mark.
While so many of our competitors have pursued growth at any cost, QSR® has remained true to the ideals and principles that provide the greatest value for our clients. We pledge to uphold this commitment of excellence to our clients and the management systems we certify — both now and in the future.
To the novice quality manager, ISO jargon can be extremely overwhelming. What is an NCR? What do you mean by OFI? Are we certified or accredited? But before you go and pull out your hair, let’s take a moment to go over some of the most frequently used terms and their definitions with regards to ISO and Management System Certification.