WHAT IS ISO 17100:2015?

The ISO 17100:2015 standard is a new specialized International Standard that is applied in the sector of translation services and concerns translation companies as well as translation departments within companies. ISO 17100:2015 has replaced EN 15038:2006

ISO 17100:2015 provides requirements for the core processes, resources, and other aspects necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications.

Application of ISO 17100:2015 also provides the means by which a translation service provider (TSP) can demonstrate conformity of specified translation services to ISO 17100:2015 and the capability of its processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meet the client’s and other applicable specifications.


Austrian Standards stands for the Austrian Standards Institute, a non-profit service organization, founded in 1920, and its subsidiary Austrian Standards plus GmbH, established in 2008. Austrian Standards Institute (ASI) is a Member Body in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

The Language Industry Certification System LICS® is a certification for International Standards like ISO 17100 and ISO 13611. It’s a brand owned by Austrian Standards. The mission of LICS® is to provide independent, third-party conformity assessment services for the language industry (translation, interpretation and related services) based on International Standards.


  • Increases customer confidence and gives reassurance to the prospective clients that we follow a recognized specialist standard while under taking their translation requirements.
  • Provides assurance that we employ appropriately qualified staff – translators, revisers, reviewers, and proofreaders are qualified to undertake the task in a professional and effective manner to the latest industry standards.
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