July 2019

NSF-ISR Approved as Certified Body for RCMS:2019

NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) has been approved by ANAB as a certification body for RCMS®:2019, the latest Responsible Care Management System® Program standard.

Our goal is to help provide a smooth and consistent transition with little interruption to clients’ transition from RCMS:2013 to RCMS:2019. Below are some key transition information and dates to be aware of during the transition period.

Key Timing:

RCMS:2019 is optional through 2019.

RCMS:2019, Option 1 (with annual surveillance)

  • Any certificate issued to RCMS:2013 will expire on December 31, 2020. Your existing certificate will be re-issued to reflect this new expiration date.
  • For any nonconformances during the transition period, the auditor will identify the clause in both RCMS:2013 and RCMS:2019.

RCMS:2019, Option 2 (without surveillance)

  • The statement of conformity will be issued to the version of the technical specification audited.
  • For any nonconformances during the transition period, the auditor will identify the clause in both RCMS:2013 and RCMS:2019.

January 1, 2020: All audits (Option 1 or Option 2) will be conducted using RCMS:2019.

December 31, 2020: The transition period to move from RCMS:2013 to RCMS:2019 ends.

To review our optional transitional resources and tools, please visit our Standards in Transition page. We will continue to provide new resources in the coming months so be sure to check back periodically.