A follow-up is conducted every year, based on an inspection procedure, to confirm that qualified companies still meet the "identification" and "resources" qualification criteria.
On this occasion, a qualified structure can apply for new qualifications or for the conversion of trial qualifications to full qualifications.
Following the annual inspection :
When the qualification expiry date is reached (every 4 years), a qualified structure is invited to submit a renewal application to the OPQIBI. The renewal procedure is
then conducted in the same way as the initial qualification procedure, except for the "reference" part, where only one certified customer reference is required to
substantiate each qualification being renewed (instead of 3 initially).
When renewing, a qualified structure :