The American Petroleum Institute Quality Registrar (APIQR) is reviewing all scope statements to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment. APIQR will do this in three phases:
- Phase 1 – Review existing scope statements and update those with grammar errors and vague and/or non-auditable activities/products.
- Phase 2 –Validate facility scope statements in audit reports that are currently under review.
- Phase 3 – Review scope statements for all Registrants during their next surveillance or recertification audit.
API will issue updated certificates to organizations with scope statements that are modified during this process. This process will be managed entirely by APIQR—no action is required by Registrants. You can read more about this process in APIQR’s Advisory Update Letter.