I am probably suffering from too much coffee or something. I was corresponding with a supplier re a corrective action I gave them, and in my travels 'cross the interweb I found their certificate on their website. It was expired - not an uncommon thing. So I told them about it, and a couple of days later the new one appeared online. My organization's cert shows an issue date and an expiration date three years apart. My supplier's cert showed an issue date and an expiration date one year apart. The new version of it shows issue and expiration two years apart. This is probably much ado about nothing, but shouldn't there be a standard format in use? And how would the certifying body respond if I were to email them with the certificate number and ask for verification that they issued it and it is current ?