A new advisory was released to clarify the status of R2 certification and the process to maintain certification when an R2 certified facility moves. It is important to note that an R2 certificate does not automatically transfer when a facility moves. The certifying body that issued the certificate must first complete an audit of the new facility and issue a revised certificate for the new location. If a revised certificate has not been issued before leaving the former facility, the CB will suspend the certificate for the old address.
To avoid suspension, facilities should notify their Certifying Body at least six months in advance of the move to ensure there is ample time to schedule and conduct the audit. During the moving process, activities taking place at the new site are to be controlled under the management system of the current R2 certified facility. The full advisory can be found on the SERI website: R2 Code of Practices ADVISORY 18.