The activities of DAkkS as a national accreditation body for Germany are based on a variety of statutory and standard-related principles. The main documents are:
Statutes and regulations
Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008
"REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93"
Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG)
Regulation on the Entrustment of the Accreditation Body (AkkStelleGBV) for the transfer of public authority duties to the accreditation body
Regulation on Costs of Activities of the Accreditation Body (AkkStelleKostV) for determining the fees for the accreditation body
Regulation on the Accreditation Symbol (SymbolVO) for the design and use of the accreditation symbol
Standards and rules
DIN EN ISO/IEC 17011
General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (ISO/IEC 17011:2004)"
Regulations and agreements of international accreditation organisations EA, ILAC, IAF