Q: Is there any difference between ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2008? Is it just semantic, or is it ASQ’s take on ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements?
A: They are exactly the same and can be referred to interchangeably. Because of our involvement in developing the standard, we are able to sell it to our ASQ members at a discounted price —
ISO: $134 [(or 122 Swiss Franc) e-version]
*prices as of 3/29/2012
ASQ is the only place to get this discounted, identical American national adoption of the international standard.
The ANSI designation shows it has been adopted as an American National Standard (ANS), and that U.S. experts believe the standard is a good one and should be followed by the U.S. Since ASQ is the administrator of the group (known as a Technical Advisory Group/TAG in the standards development world) that develops ISO 9001, we are the only organization allowed to put its name in the designation. ASQ is a member of ANSI and is accredited by them to be a standards-developing organization.
ASQ Standards Development Team