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We are DAkkS
We are Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), the national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our accreditations establish confidence in the work of testing, inspection and certification bodies whose assessment services are required in many sectors of the economy. With an accreditation, we confirm that these organisations can perform their work competently and in accordance with the requirements of internationally applicable standards, legal bases and relevant rules. That is our legal mandate. With our accreditations, we help to make products, processes and services safer and to simplify trade in Europe and around the world – in the interests of the nation and the economy, of protecting society and the environment.
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After a period of 39 months, the Twinning project to “Strengthen the accreditation system in Georgia with a focus on European technical regulation” has been successfully completed. As part of a German-Italian consortium, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) was responsible for project management.
Learn more Twinning project with Georgia successfully completed
Germany’s national accreditation body DAkkS and the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) have given the go-ahead for the pilot phase of the digital calibration certificate with a digital accreditation symbol.
Learn more DAkkS and PTB start test phase for digitisation project
With the newly established Expert Council, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is moving away from the former fixed structures in a more flexible and future-oriented way of working.
Learn more Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle establishes new Expert Council
The National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) have now begun a close collaboration on the practical introduction of such machine-readable calibration certificates (DCCs) with a digital national emblem.
Learn more Calibration certificates and national emblems: the digital future
The members of the DAkkS Supervisory Board elected Bernd Kowalski as their new Chairman at the meeting on 1 December 2022.
Learn more Bernd Kowalski new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DAkkS
DAkkS has successfully completed the regular on-site evaluation undertaken by the European accreditation organisation (EA).
Learn more DAkkS successfully completes EA on-site evaluation
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) welcomed a delegation from the Dutch accreditation body Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) to a joint working meeting in Berlin.
On 31 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hennecke stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as planned.
DAkkS is now converting all accreditations in the scope of energy management systems (EnMS) to DIN ISO 50003:2022. Guidance on conversion is published on the DAkkS website. The new standard supplements and fleshes out the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for EnMS certification bodies.
Learn more DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022
In mid-February 2022, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) became one of the first accreditation bodies in Europe to accredit a certification body for products, processes and services for certifications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Learn more DAkkS accredits certification of unmanned aircraft systems
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has published the “Lists of documents to be submitted” and the “Annual statements” relevant for accredited bodies in revised form on its website. The documents were revised with due regard to the feedback provided by the relevant accredited bodies and interest groups. The documents are now available for download and use.
From January 2022, DAkkS will actively process accreditations for which an application has already been made in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387. Biobanks that have already applied for accreditation will be contacted in this regard by their DAkkS case manager.
Learn more DAkkS first to offer accreditation of biobanks throughout the EU
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