We have applied to transfer our 9001 certification to another body, due to concerns with our current body and their current auditors. We are in the process of transitioning to 2015, the new documents have been rolled out, new audit schedule etc. The new body have advised us that a transfer audit will need to be carried out for the 2008 standard (certificate expires end of Feb), followed by a transition audit for the 2015 standard. They have set 3 days for all of this to be completed in the first week of Feb 2018. My question is, if we are now working to the 2015 standard, are we supposed to be running the 2008 standard alongside it, so we can meet their transfer audit requirements. This would mean 2 QMS’, 2 audit schedules, 2 lots of documents. Should I be responding to them to say we are now running to the 2015 standard and that the transfer audit for the 2008 certificate will not be applicable; Therefore we would like them to complete the 2015 transition audit and re certification only? I must stress, that the processes that were currently set for 2008 version were in place before my time at the company. I have worked to reduce these into a more manageable amount and therefore some of the documents have significantly changed. The day to day "stuff" has not changed at all, purely the way things are documented and the things that we define as processes have.