As TIA QuEST Forum'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 QuEST Forum'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.2020 Alerts
- Information Alert 20-008A
- Information Alert 20-007A
- Information Alert 20-006A
- Information Alert 20-005A
- Information Alert 20-004A
- Information Alert 20-003B
- Information Alert 20-002A
- Information Alert 20-001A
A new version 9.0 of the Code of Practice for the TL 9000 Certification Process has been released.
To clarify the rules of implementation for the R5.7 Measurements Handbook Point Release.
Announce a revision to QuEST Forum's response to novel corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak as it relates to certification.
A new version 8.1 of the Code of Practice for the TL 9000 Certification Process has been released.
To announce the mapping of similar product categories for use with the 2019 annual PDR (Performance Data Report) data.
Announce QuEST Forum's response to novel corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak as it relates to certification.
Registration Management System (RMS) change that will impact the performance data reports for some categories.
The 2.1 version of the Measurement Complexity Tool used to calculate audit days for covering the TL 9000 measurements had an error in it.
- Information Alert 19-007A
- Information Alert 19-006A
- Information Alert 19-005A
- Information Alert 19-004A
- Information Alert 19-003A
- Information Alert 19-002A
- Information Alert 19-001A
Announce the release of the latest revision to the Qualification and Experience Requirements for TL 9000 Certification Body Auditors document - R5.0.
Clarify the rules for the implementation of the TL 9000 Requirements Handbook R6.2 Point Release
Reminders to Certification Body Auditors
To inform TL 9000 Certified organizations of the possibility of encountering certain advisories when moving to the R5.6 Measurements Handbook Point Release.
Provide a reminder about the selection of the correct category for TL 9000 Registration by organizations involved in contract manufacturing.
To clarify the rules of implementation for the R5.6 Measurements Handbook Point Release.
To announce the mapping of similar product categories for use with the 2018 annual PDR (Performance Data Report) data.
- Information Alert 18-007A
- Information Alert 18-006A
- Information Alert 18-005A
- Information Alert 18-004A
- Information Alert 18-003A
- Information Alert 18-002A
- Information Alert 18-001A
Reminder on conformity to TL 9000 Measurements Handbook Point Release R5.5
Announce the release of revised Code of Practice 8.0
Addition to TL 9000 Measurements Supplemental Library
TL 9000 scope statement errors
To announce the release of a mandatory third-party auditor test and associated training material.
To announce the mapping of similar product categories for use with the 2017 annual PDR (Performance Data Report) data.
To announce the addition of a new dashboard for advanced PDR graphical reports.
- Information Alert 17-008A
- Information Alert 17-007A
- Information Alert 17-005A
- Information Alert 17-004B
- Information Alert 17-003A
To announce the release of the TL 9000 Quality Management System Requirements Handbook R6.1 Point Release.
To announce a modified version of the “Qualification and Experience Requirements for TL 9000 Certification Body Auditors” document.
Misinterpretation of NPR Counting Rules –customer requests for an investigation not being counted as a problem report
Clarify the rules for the implementation of the R5.5 Point Release of the TL 9000 Measurements Handbook
Revision to list of clauses and requirements which may be declared not applicable
- Information Alert 16-010A
- Information Alert 16-009A
- Information Alert 16-008A
- Information Alert 16-007A
- Information Alert 16-006A
- Information Alert 16-005A
- Information Alert 16-003A
- Information Alert 16-002A
To announce the release of a new edition of the TL 9000 Product and Service Category Tables – Version R5.4
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
To announce the addition of a new check applied to TL 9000 data submissions.
Clarify the rules for the implementation of the TL 9000:2016 (R6) Release of the TL 9000 Requirements Handbook.
To announce the release of a new revision (R6.2) of the Code of Practice for TL 9000 Certification Bodies.
Changes to the DSR advisories.
To announce the release and implementation of a new TIA QuEST Forum process document QFP-034 3rd Party Effectiveness Verification
Announce the publication of an update to the Measurement Handbook R5.0 Checklist
- Information Alert 15-006A
- Information Alert 15-005A
- Information Alert 15-004A
Announce means to provide audit experience feedback for audit process improvement
To announce the availability of an aid to TL 9000 Certification Bodies and Internal Auditors
To announce the availability of an aid to customers of TL 9000 Certified Organizations
- Information Alert 14-005A
- Information Alert 14-003A
- Information Alert 14-002A
This alert announces the publication of a new document on the three methods for submitting TL 9000 monthly measurement data.
Clarification of requirements to maintain TL 9000 Certification in a product category
A reminder of the relationship between ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000
- Information Alert 12-003A
This Alert is a re-release of the information describing the TL 9000 Certification Complaint Process.
- Information Alert 11-006A
- Information Alert 11-004A
- Information Alert 11-003A
Clarification of when “Date First Certified to TL 9000” on TL 9000 Registration Profile is reset during recertification.
To announce additional information that is now included with the annual performance data
To announce changes to the profile data functionality within the TL 9000 Registration Management System
- Information Alert 10-004A
Inform TL 9000 Certification Bodies of new capabilities added to the TL 9000 Registration Management System (2010 March 31)