AS9100 Aerospace Management Systems Certification

  • Overview
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Initial Certifications
  • Transferring Registrations

Be one of the preferred suppliers for the aerospace industry. Register for AS9100 Aerospace Management Systems certification.

Whether you’re getting certified for the first time or transferring a registration, our expertise and resources as the largest provider of aerospace supplier certifications in the world make either process more effective and efficient.

Meeting the requirements of AS9100 is a prerequisite to doing business in most major OEM and supplier markets. Our approach to achieving certification focuses on key processes that support:

  • Continual improvement
  • Independent, constructive feedback
  • Best industry practices
  • On-time deliveries within your supply chain

Why Work With NSF?

Go to market backed by the credibility of an AS9100 management systems certification provided by NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).

As a leading aerospace registrar and certification body, we’re an all-in-one resource of aviation, space and defense experts with deep knowledge and third-party auditing experience.

Our auditors are:

  • Always receiving the latest training, ensuring audit consistency
  • Thorough in their expert interpretations
  • Responsive during the entire certification process
  • Located around the world
  • Locally accessible

Our customer service model:

  • Includes a dedicated account manager and business development manager
  • Gives you an easy-to-reach, single point of contact
  • Offers a comprehensive online client data management tool
  • Meets regulatory requirements for all aerospace certification standards

We can easily integrate other standards into your existing quality management systems registrations. Working with us as your sole registrar:

  • Avoids redundancies that come with working with multiple registrars        
  • Makes registrations more manageable and less resource-consuming  
  • Allows working with those already familiar with your organization

Initial Certifications

Get a clearer picture of your business’ competitiveness. AS9100 assesses the processes and procedures of your quality management system. It’s the most required aerospace supplier certification in the industry and endorsed around the world by:

  • Numerous civil aviation authorities such as the:

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Various defense ministries and government organizations including the:

    • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
    • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Global industry prime contractors

Certification is valid for three years and achieved in two stages.

Stage one determines how ready your organization is for AS9100 certification. What we do is:

  1. Review documents about your organization’s processes and management
  2. Perform an on-site inspection of procedures
  3. Report potential nonconformities (areas that might not meet standards)

Stage two is when our auditors return and do a comprehensive review of your quality management system. This is where we:

  1. Confirm the effectiveness of your system
  2. Provide feedback about nonconformities
  3. Verify all standards have been met

After an independent reviewer* confirms our decision, we:

  1. Issue a certificate saying you’ve met all AS9100 requirements
  2. Publish your certification listing on our website
  3. Perform semiannual or annual surveillance audits to ensure system maintenance

*The independent reviewer is legally an NSF International employee and bound by the requirements of our contract. Certification evaluations and decisions are made impartially and independent from any NSF International activity.

Transferring Registrations

Uncomplicate the move to a new registrar for your accredited certifications, regardless of where you are in the process. We offer:

  • 30-day transfers of valid registrations
  • Proven integrity and expertise
  • Experience as a leading registrar of management system certifications

A dedicated account manager and business development manager communicate with you throughout your transition to the NSF family of companies. The transfer process itself is seamless and straightforward:

  1. Our reviewer goes over your last audit.
  2. We assign an auditor to perform an on-site audit.
  3. Your audit is typically completed in a day or two.
  4. An independent reviewer* approves evidence, reports and recommendations regarding certification.
  5. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) issues your certificate.

*The independent reviewer is legally an NSF International employee and bound by the requirements of our contract. Certification evaluations and decisions are made impartially and independent from any NSF International activity.

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  • "Many thanks to NSF-ISR for helping guide Q-Tech through the challenges and hard work of the AS9100 registration process! We are proud of this accomplishment and look forward to working with you to maintain our registration in the years to come."Richard Taylor, Executive Vice President / Q-Tech Corporation