The telecommunications TL 9000 standard contains the requirements of ISO 9001 plus additional industry requirements, including measurements. Some major telecommunications organizations recommend that their suppliers be TL 9000 certified. The certifications must be issued by CBs accredited to the TL 9000 by an AB recognized by the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Leadership Forum. ANAB is recognized to accredit CBs to TL 9000. For more information about TL 9000 or the QuEST Forum, contact QuEST Forum.
TL 9000 is a subordinate standard in ANAB's fee schedule. A CB applying for TL 9000 ANAB accreditation shall already be accredited by ANAB or in application with ANAB for ISO 9001.
Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.
You can view the TL 9000 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.
Available from QUEST Forum:
TL 9000, Quality Management System Requirements Handbook Release 5.5 and 6.0.
TL 9000, Quality Management System Measurements Handbook Release 5.0
Additional CB requirements on the TL 9000 site
Also see requirements for QMS accreditation
For more information, contact