Effective immediately, the new LinquaCert certifications will now include an Internet link which will pull up a clear description of the respective test criteria. This provides those interested with even more information concerning the test content.

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ISO 17100/ISO 18587

Management System Certification / Voluntary Examination

Basis for Examination:
International Standard ISO 17100 and ISO 18587
(requirements for translation services as well as requirements for the post-editing of machine translations)

Standard legislature:
ISO International Organization for Standardization

What do the ISO 17100 and ISO 18587 standards entail?
The ISO 17100 and ISO 18587 standards define the requirements for companies’ certifiable procedure management. These include, among other things:

  • The company having set up appropriate procedures for the provision of services. The company analyzes and respects the quality requirements of its customers and those of the standards.
  • The company having undergone a voluntary audit (on-site audit) based on defined criteria (audit specifications).
  • A certificate and/or permission to use the quality symbol is only granted if there are no major deviations from the requirements of the test basis throughout the course of the test itself.
  • Certificates and/or quality symbols are issued for a limited time. You can check the validity of individual certificates on the LinquaCert “References” page.
  • Certification requires maintaining annual, announced audits that produce positive results.
  • Unannounced audits may take place on occasion
  • ISO 17100 and ISO 18587 are not product certifications. A statement regarding the quality of a translation provided by the certified customer can therefore not be made
  • ISO 17100 and/or ISO 18587 certification cannot guarantee error-free work, although this is its goal.
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