Increase in the number of certifications in the education sector

Education sector and the increase in ISO certifications


Each year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) conducts the ISO survey, which shows the growth in the number of certifications in the education sector, which are valid and issued by each country in the different standards that exist.

The latest survey conducted has data from 2019, in which you can see the growth of certifications in the education sector worldwide as ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 .

Below, we show you the top 10 countries with the highest number of certificates issued in the Education Sector for ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015, as well as the total number of certificates issued worldwide in this sector.

Top 10 Countries with the highest number of certificates issued in ISO 9001: 2015:

Germany – 2,718 certificates.

Spain – 1,675 certificates.

Colombia – 1,154 certificates.

Italy – 719 certificates.

India – 667 certificates.

China – 501 certificates.

Philippines – 409 certificates.

Poland – 404 certificates.

Mexico – 375 certificates.

Malaysia – 274 certificates.

Top 10 Countries with the highest number of certifications issued in ISO 14001: 2015:

Spain – 330 certificates.

China – 140 certificates

Mexico – 92 certificates

Poland – 65 certificates

Italy – 60 certificates

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 54 certificates

Germany – 32 certificates

Japan – 32 certificates

Sweden – 30 certificates

Colombia – 25 certificates


  • According to this survey, in the Americas a good performance is perceived, for example, in Mexico the education sector represents 33.22% of the total number of certifications issued (12,419).

    Globally, it is perceived that there is greater participation of the education sector in the ISO 9001:2015 standard in countries of the American continent than in European countries, which reflects the enthusiasm and commitment of educational organizations to provide quality education that contributes beneficially to the country.

    These data are variable due to the different behavior of the various industries or economic sectors in each country. There are also factors such as politics that can influence the percentage of educational institutions that are certified, since in some cases they are given a larger budget to obtain this type of certification or even on special occasions it is requested on a mandatory basis.

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Ventajas Competitivas en el sector educativo

Becoming ISO 9001 certified is one of the several direct competitive advantages that educational institutions can take advantage of, besides helping to systematize processes, measure achievements and effectiveness of the Quality Management System (QMS).

In addition to this, there are several competitive advantages that your institution can take advantage of, which are mentioned below:

Keep your faculty and staff highly trained and competitive.
Obtain better results in the linkage process.
Better resource planning.
Increased confidence of stakeholders (students, parents, industries).
Facilities in optimal conditions for the development of students.
Increased school enrollment.
Improved performance of teaching staff.
To stand out from your competition.
To be able to expand your institution at an exponential level.
Possibility of internationalizing your institution.

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