FAQs for the IATF Rules
IATF Rules, 5th Edition – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The “Rules for achieving and maintaining IATF Recognition, 5th Edition” or the “IATF Rules, 5th Edition” was published in November 2016 and is effective 1 January 2017. In response to questions from the IATF-recognized certification bodies, the following questions and answers were agreed to by the IATF Global Oversight.

A “Frequently Asked Question” (FAQ) is an explanation/ clarification regarding an existing rule or requirement.


All officially translated versions of these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found on the IATF Global website:

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