Changes adopted by the SFI Board of Directors to the SFI Standards must be incorporated into a SFI-certified organization’s policies, plans, and management activities within one year of adoption and publication. Similarly, changes to certification procedures and qualifications for certification bodies must be accomplished within one year of adoption and publication.
Release of new standards
All initial certification audits to SFI 2022 standards
All re-certification audits to SFI 2022 standards
Surveillance audits to the SFI 2022 standards or the SFI 2015-2021 standards
All SFI-certified organizations conformant to SFI 2022 standards
SFI 2015-2021 Standards and Rules expire
VALIDITY OF SFI 2015-2021 CERTIFICATES DURING TRANSITION TO THE SFI 2022 STANDARDS
The process for transition from the SFI 2015-2021 standards to the SFI 2022 standards is detailed in SFI Section 10, Appendix 5: Standards Transition to the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules. During the transition process, qualifying certificates issued to SFI 2015-2021 standards are valid until December 31, 2023. After this date, no SFI 2015-2021 certificate is valid. To confirm the validity of a SFI 2015-2021 certificate please refer to the SFI Database.