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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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Commitment to greater information security in Germany DAkkS is a participant in the “Alliance for Cyber Security”
Commitment to greater information security in Germany DAkkS is a participant in the “Alliance for Cyber Security”

The goal of the “Alliance for Cyber Security” (ACS), a cooperative platform of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), is to strengthen Germany’s resilience as a business location against cyber attacks. With immediate effect, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is now part of this strategic alliance.

Digital quality infrastructure Digital accreditation symbol – contribution to trustworthy chains of evidence at international level
Digital quality infrastructure Digital accreditation symbol – contribution to trustworthy chains of evidence at international level

DAkkS, Germany’s national accreditation body was the first accreditation body worldwide to develop and introduce a digital accreditation symbol.

Accreditation portal goes online DAkkS-PORT makes accreditation more customer-orientated
Accreditation portal goes online DAkkS-PORT makes accreditation more customer-orientated

With the new online portal, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) will digitise its administrative services in the future.

International cooperation Digital accreditation symbol as a component of trustworthy international chains of evidence
International cooperation Digital accreditation symbol as a component of trustworthy international chains of evidence

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is currently actively working to raise awareness of the digital accreditation symbol among international partners, with a view to paving the way for worldwide use of the digital accreditation symbol.

Digital quality infrastructure Digital accreditation symbol and digital calibration certificate: DAkkS and PTB prepare introduction
Digital quality infrastructure Digital accreditation symbol and digital calibration certificate: DAkkS and PTB prepare introduction

Fast, straightforward and useful – that is the verdict of pilot phase clients on their use of the digital accreditation symbol of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS). From 30 March 2024, accredited bodies can apply for the digital accreditation symbol.

Biobanks DAkkS accredits first biobank
Biobanks DAkkS accredits first biobank

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has become one of the first national bodies in Europe to accredit a biobank in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 20387 standard.

Closing event in Yerevan Twinning project with Armenia successfully completed
Closing event in Yerevan Twinning project with Armenia successfully completed

After a period of 22 months, the Twinning project between the European Union (EU) and the National Accreditation Body of Armenia (ARMNAB) has been successfully completed. Under the leadership of the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), ARMNAB was prepared for the EA recognition process on the basis of international standards and in accordance with the EU regulatory framework.

Closing event in Tbilisi Twinning project with Georgia successfully completed
Closing event in Tbilisi Twinning project with Georgia successfully completed

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.

Digital quality infrastructure DAkkS and PTB start test phase for digitisation project
Digital quality infrastructure DAkkS and PTB start test phase for digitisation project

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.

DAkkS body of rules New rule document for testing laboratories published
DAkkS body of rules New rule document for testing laboratories published

Nach Abschluss des Konsultationsverfahrens hat die DAkkS die neue „Regel zur Anwendung der DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 zur Akkreditierung von Prüflaboratorien“ (R-17025-PL) veröffentlicht und in Kraft gesetzt.

New committee structure DAkkS establishes new Expert Council
New committee structure DAkkS establishes new Expert Council

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.

Digital quality infrastructure Calibration certificates and national emblems: the digital future
Digital quality infrastructure Calibration certificates and national emblems: the digital future

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.

Facts and figures current figures, data and facts about DAkkS

Zahl der Akkreditierungen

5600

valid accreditation certificates

25

technical units

ca. 280

employees

ca. 950

external assessors

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