ISO 9001 Certification Cost

What is the Cost of ISO 9001 Certification?

The costs associated with ISO 9001 certification depend on several factors and vary depending on the size and complexity of the organization. Ballpark? In general, ISO 9001 Certification preparation costs are in the range of between $3,000 (self-preparing) to $15,000 (with consultant help).

Let’s Break That Down a Little Further

At the time of this writing in 2023, with Core Business Solutions, it costs between $5,700 and $15,000 for our complete-support consulting preparation programs.  Additional costs are incurred for the registrar to issue your certificate. These registrar costs can range from $3,500-$5,000 for your initial certification audit.

ISO 9001 Certification Costs

Most of the initial costs involved in achieving ISO 9001 certification have to do with hiring a consultant (like us) to help you prepare for the external Registrar Certification audit.

The Costs Associated with Hiring an ISO 9001 Consultant Include:

    • Developing your documentation
    • Establishing and documenting processes and any applicable procedures
    • Developing a management review process and minutes
    • Learning how to conduct effective management reviews
    • Internal audit training
    • Conducting and documenting your internal audits
    • Establishing a fully implemented Quality Management System.

Can I get Certified Without a Consultant?

The short answer is yes. You can.

A better question would be, “Do you have more time than money?” As is the case with most things, you either have a lot of time to learn how to get certified on your own or you invest in expert certification consultants to cut through the learning curve.

If you hire us, you save time and get expert guidance from a company that has been doing ISO certification consulting for over 20 years. That means you can focus on what you do best and let us focus on what we do best – getting you certified as quickly as possible.

We Offer a Transparent Pricing Structure

We offer a firm fixed price and spell out the deliverables.  Our pricing is not time-based.  If we travel on-site, we communicate those expenses when applicable.

The Benefits Outweigh the Costs

ISO 9001 certification can help organizations improve operations, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance their reputation. Who doesn’t want that?

Our goals are to get you into a position where you can compete and win contracts faster. ISO certification has a way of improving your company overall. It’s like having a general consultant for your business and you get a nice shiny certification when completed.

Think of ISO certification as an investment. Because it is. It’s an investment that will pay in the form of higher-quality contract wins and improved business processes for years.

Real-life Example of ROI from ISO 9001 Certification

We just heard from a customer who recently implemented ISO 9001. They didn’t realize it, but not having certification was keeping them from winning business.  They were just awarded a $600,000 project after paying us $9,000 for their implementation of an ISO 9001 Quality Management System.  Now, that is a great return on investment (ROI).

This is what we do…we help customers successfully implement and maintain their ISO management systems. We have been doing it for more than 20 years. We specialize in ISO consulting.

Consulting Support for ISO 9001


Every year, we help hundreds of small businesses achieve ISO 9001 certification. Support for ISO 9001 is available through any of our Consulting Programs

As an American business with a story like yours, we know that time is valuable. Our expert consultants are here to take on the difficult, technical aspects of certification so you can focus on your business. They’ll work with you every step of the way until you’re successfully certified.

Interested? Get a Free Quote.

What are the Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification?


When you pursue ISO 9001 certification with us, you get more than a piece of paper. You get a management system that can transform your business. Companies that achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification commonly see benefits such as:

Increased Business Efficiency

Higher Levels of Customer Satisfaction

More Reliable Quality of Processes and Products

New Customer Opportunities

Fewer Unnecessary Costs

With CORE’s platform, training and consultants we were able to succeed in a short time and gain a level of understanding and structure we otherwise would never have been able to accomplish.

Anne Mills on BirdEye

The certification process was easy and painless. Suzanne Weber-Smatko did an excellent job of preparing us for the audits and we were certified with no findings.

-Elizabeth Meighan on BirdEye

C&C International was indeed very pleased with the Core training we’ve recently received. Suzanne Weber-Smartko and Norman Verbeck provided very good support and direction. We are very much satisfied with CORE.

Bill James on Google

The Core Solutions team was excellent to work with and made the ISO preparation tolerable. I highly recommend the services of the Core Solutions.

-Paul Amalfitano on BirdEye

Thanks to the CORE team and especially Bruce Newman for a great experience achieving our company’s first ISO certification.

-Flip Crummer on Facebook

Increased Business Efficiency

More Reliable Quality of Processes and Products

Higher Levels of Customer Satisfaction

New Customer Opportunities

Fewer Unnecessary Costs

In a growing number of industries, ISO 9001 has become a supply-chain requirement. When it comes to landing a big contract, ISO 9001 certification could make all the difference.  Ask us to share some stories about how our customers have benefited from their ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.

Who Needs ISO 9001 Certification?

ISO 9001 can be implemented by any company of any size. Currently there are more than a million organizations certified to the standard world-wide. The standard can streamline operations for any organization seeking company-wide process improvement. ISO 9001 focuses on building a quality management system and delivering the best possible output. Any industry, from manufacturers to service providers, can benefit from this standard.

Why Choose ISO 9001 Certification?

Getting certified gives your business wide-ranging advantages, including increased customer satisfaction and international recognition of your business standards. Certification boosts your business’s reputation and helps clients know they can trust your products’ quality.

Additionally, this renowned certification opens up your business to new markets and helps you define key operating processes as you meet certification standards. This process can ultimately help your entire team make process improvements, reduce operating costs and deliver optimal quality output.

How to Prepare for Certification?

Preparing for ISO certification involves some important steps. You’ll need trusted consultation services to walk you through the requirements, assess your workflow and communication, and help you conduct your required internal audit before the official third-party certification audit.

For true ISO success, all members of the organization should be involved with the implementation of the new QMS.

About Core Business Solutions, Inc.

“Core Business Solutions was started by my brother, Mike Dawson, and myself, true entrepreneurs at heart looking for a better way to make a living and help small businesses improve the quality of the products and services they provide.

The bottom line: we are real people that have developed a team to come along side you to help you grow and succeed.”

Scott Dawson, President and Co-Founder

Related Standards

We provide consulting support for various other standards, as well as support for companies seeking multiple certifications through an Integrated Management System.



Aerospace Manufacturers


Aerospace Distributors

ISO 14001

Environmental Management Systems

ISO 27001

Information Security Management Systems

ISO 20000-1

Service Management Systems

ISO 45001

OH&S Management Systems

ISO 13485

Medical Device Manufacturers



ISO 14001


ISO 27001

ISO 45001

ISO 13485

For more information on the ISO 9001:2015 standard, please visit our articles page. You can also call our consulting office at 866-354-0300 or contact us online.

Equip Your Business to Meet ISO 9001 With CORE

At Core Business Solutions, we’re here to equip your company for success in meeting ISO 9001 requirements. We’ve helped hundreds of small businesses grow and deliver the best solutions to their clients. We provide ISO training services, consulting help, and compliance software and to help you get certified and stay certified. We focus on optimizing your processes and helping you implement an ISO-compliant QMS. When you partner with us, you’ll get the tools and help you need for success.

For more information on the ISO 9001:2015 standard, please visit our articles page. You can also call our consulting office at 866-354-0300 or contact us online.