Once ACRS has received a formal application including the completed application form and all the necessary supporting documentation, the period of the assessment process to final decision on certification for that firm is usually between two and four months, but may take longer if any significant nonconformities are discovered. Three months is normally easily achievable by manufacturers with prior experience of manufacture to AS/NZS Standards. Please note that the certification process includes the mandatory assessment conducted on-site by an ACRS assessor at the actual mill itself.
The number and type of test samples to be taken at the assessment will be arranged with the mill by the ACRS assessor I will appoint after receipt of your formal application. The samples will be sent directly to one of several independent laboratories appointed by us.