Where can I find a simple timeline of events that must occur to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification? I understand that the duration of the tasks may differ depending on my organization. I am after the major tasks. I read on other posts about "Stage 1"; "internal audits", "Stage 2" etc... How do i know "the organization and context" of getting certified? Must we hire a consultant, that does not know our business but does know ISO, to hold our hand? That seems like a non value add and just a good ole boy network. We have purchased the ISO 9001:2015 standard and it is silent WRT to certification. Do we need to shell out more money for information that should (IMHO) be free? While we are at it, in the context of this (certification) what is a CB?