I would like to invite our co-forum members to share their thoughts on the intent of the new ISO 9001:2015 clause 7.1.5 Monitoring and Measuring Resources against the old ISO 9001:2008 clause 7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment. To start with the discussion, I would like to offer MHO on this subject: I believe the 2015 requirement is just a revival of the 2000 requirement when the title then was Control of Monitoring and Measuring Devices. The new requirement is no longer limited to controls needed to ensure valid results of "measuring equipment" but extends to ensure fitness for purpose of the "monitoring and measurement resources". For example, education and training institutions who are certified to the 2008 version can claim exclusion on the applicability of the clause 7.6 (in its entirety) since they don't need monitoring and measuring equipment to provide evidence of conformity of their services to requirements relevant to them. The characteristics of their product or services is not measurable by using measuring equipment. ISO 9000:2005 defines then a measuring equipment as a "measuring instrument, software, measurement standard, reference material or auxiliary apparatus or combination thereof necessary to realize a measurement process". Supplemental Notes also mentioned that "measuring equipment usually has several metrological characteristics" and "metrological characteristics can be the subject of calibration". Tests, examinations, quizzes and the likes are the monitoring and measuring resources employed by these education and training organizations to verify conformity of their products and services to requirements relevant to them. So, should these organizations pursue certification to the 2015 standard, they can no longer claim exclusion on the entire clause of 7.1.5. However, they can claim that clause 18.104.22.168 is not applicable since this clause only pertains to "measuring equipment".