Data Submissions

This section provides information about making and understanding TL 9000 data submissions.


Since September 20, 2009, data submissions in all product categories are subjected to additional tests that compare the data submitted in the current month to data submitted in previous months. This may result in the issuance of ‘Advisories’ listed on the Data Submission Receipt. Details of these advisors are found in the paper DSR_Advisories.

Auditors should read the paper Auditor Refresher for TL 9000 Measurements Advisories to understand their impact on the TL 9000 audit.

Due Dates

The TL 9000 QMS Measurements Handbook requires certified TL 9000 registrations to submit their appropriate quality measurements each month no later than 7 weeks after the end of the month. The table of due dates is as follows:

  Month of Data Due Date   Month of Data Due Date
  JanuaryMarch 21
March 20 in leap years
  JulySeptember 18
  FebruaryApril 18   AugustOctober 19
  MarchMay 19   SeptemberNovember 18
  AprilJune 18   OctoberDecember 19
  MayJuly 19   NovemberJanuary 18
  JuneAugust 18   DecemberFebruary 18

Note: For the purpose of determining whether a data submission is on time or late, the TL 9000 system clocks utilize UTC, Coordinated Universal Time, and not the local time of the submitter.


If data is submitted in error it must be corrected and resubmitted. However data more than two years old does not have to be submitted. The age of data is determined by the the month of data that is currently due. On February 15, 2010 the December 2009 data is due so resubmission would apply to data from January 2008 through December 2009. Data from 2007 or earlier can be resubmitted but does not have to be resubmitted.


Data can be submitted online or by using a data submission template. There is a data submission template for each product category, registration option, and product category table.

Product category table templates earlier than 5.0 are now obsolete and not available.