As TIA-BPC's TL 9000 Requirements and Measurements Handbooks are deployed and used widely, questions arise from time to time, about the correct interpretation of some of the requirements, application of certain requirements, counting rules for measurements, and more.

TIA-BPC's subject-matter experts review these questions, analyze the situation, and if needed, publish an Information Alert to clarify the issue. These Information Alerts do not constitute new requirements, nor do they place any additional requirements on TL 9000 registrants. They serve solely to make the TL 9000 standard easier to understand and be applied more uniformly.

Obsolete alerts that don't apply to the latest release of TL 9000 or other factors can be accessed under Archived Alerts.

2019 Alerts
2018 Alerts
2017 Alerts
2016 Alerts
2015 Alerts
2014 Alerts
2013 Alerts - All Archived
2012 Alerts
2011 Alerts
2010 Alerts
2009 Alerts - All Archived
2008 Alerts - All Archived
2007 Alerts - All Archived
2006 Alerts - All Archived
2005 Alerts - All Archived

2019 Alerts
  • Information Alert 19-004A
  • To inform TL 9000 Certified organizations of the possibility of encountering certain advisories when moving to the R5.6 Measurements Handbook Point Release.

  • Information Alert 19-003A
  • Provide a reminder about the selection of the correct category for TL 9000 Registration by organizations involved in contract manufacturing.

  • Information Alert 19-002A
  • To clarify the rules of implementation for the R5.6 Measurements Handbook Point Release.

  • Information Alert 19-001A
  • To announce the mapping of similar product categories for use with the 2018 annual PDR (Performance Data Report) data.

2018 Alerts
  • Information Alert 18-007A
  • Reminder on conformity to TL 9000 Measurements Handbook Point Release R5.5

  • Information Alert 18-006A
  • Announce the release of revised Code of Practice 8.0

  • Information Alert 18-005A
  • Addition to TL 9000 Measurements Supplemental Library

  • Information Alert 18-004A
  • TL 9000 scope statement errors

  • Information Alert 18-003A
  • To announce the release of a mandatory third-party auditor test and associated training material.

  • Information Alert 18-002A
  • To announce the mapping of similar product categories for use with the 2017 annual PDR (Performance Data Report) data.

  • Information Alert 18-001A
  • To announce the addition of a new dashboard for advanced PDR graphical reports.

2017 Alerts
  • Information Alert 17-008A
  • To announce the release of the TL 9000 Quality Management System Requirements Handbook R6.1 Point Release.

  • Information Alert 17-007A
  • To announce a modified version of the “Qualification and Experience Requirements for TL 9000 Certification Body Auditors” document.

  • Information Alert 17-005A
  • Misinterpretation of NPR Counting Rules –customer requests for an investigation not being counted as a problem report

  • Information Alert 17-004B
  • Clarify the rules for the implementation of the R5.5 Point Release of the TL 9000 Measurements Handbook

  • Information Alert 17-003A
  • Revision to list of clauses and requirements which may be declared not applicable

2016 Alerts
  • Information Alert 16-010A
  • To announce the release of a new edition of the TL 9000 Product and Service Category Tables – Version R5.4

  • Information Alert 16-009A
  • To announce the publication of a revision to the TL 9000 Auditor Time document which includes the Auditor Time Chart. The new document is R5.0

  • Information Alert 16-008A
  • To announce the addition of a new check applied to TL 9000 data submissions.

  • Information Alert 16-007A
  • Clarify the rules for the implementation of the TL 9000:2016 (R6) Release of the TL 9000 Requirements Handbook.

  • Information Alert 16-006A
  • To announce the release of a new revision (R6.2) of the Code of Practice for TL 9000 Certification Bodies.

  • Information Alert 16-005A
  • Changes to the DSR advisories.

  • Information Alert 16-003A
  • To announce the release and implementation of a new TIA-BPC process document QFP-034 3rd Party Effectiveness Verification

  • Information Alert 16-002A
  • Announce the publication of an update to the Measurement Handbook R5.0 Checklist

2015 Alerts
  • Information Alert 15-006A
  • Announce means to provide audit experience feedback for audit process improvement

  • Information Alert 15-005A
  • To announce the availability of an aid to TL 9000 Certification Bodies and Internal Auditors

  • Information Alert 15-004A
  • To announce the availability of an aid to customers of TL 9000 Certified Organizations

2014 Alerts
  • Information Alert 14-005A
  • This alert announces the publication of a new document on the three methods for submitting TL 9000 monthly measurement data.

  • Information Alert 14-003A
  • Clarification of requirements to maintain TL 9000 Certification in a product category

  • Information Alert 14-002A
  • A reminder of the relationship between ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000

2012 Alerts
  • Information Alert 12-003A
  • This Alert is a re-release of the information describing the TL 9000 Certification Complaint Process.

2011 Alerts
  • Information Alert 11-006A
  • Clarification of when “Date First Certified to TL 9000” on TL 9000 Registration Profile is reset during recertification.

  • Information Alert 11-004A
  • To announce additional information that is now included with the annual performance data

  • Information Alert 11-003A
  • To announce changes to the profile data functionality within the TL 9000 Registration Management System

2010 Alerts
  • Information Alert 10-004A
  • Inform TL 9000 Certification Bodies of new capabilities added to the TL 9000 Registration Management System (2010 March 31)

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