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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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EA Evaluation DAkkS successfully completes EA on-site evaluation
EA Evaluation DAkkS successfully completes EA on-site evaluation

DAkkS has successfully completed the regular on-site evaluation undertaken by the European accreditation organisation (EA).

International Strategy meeting of DAkkS and RvA in Berlin
International Strategy meeting of DAkkS and RvA in Berlin

Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) welcomed a delegation from the Dutch accreditation body Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) to a joint working meeting in Berlin.

DAkkS organisational structure Change in the DAkkS Supervisory Board
DAkkS organisational structure Change in the DAkkS Supervisory Board

On 31 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hennecke stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as planned.

New organisational structure DAkkS adapts its certificate formats for accreditations
New organisational structure DAkkS adapts its certificate formats for accreditations

DAkkS is changing its procedure for the preparation of accreditation certificates with effect from 15 July 2022. The adaptation of the certificate formats is a further measure in the process of implementing the new organisational structure and enables improved, effective and efficient case processing, in particular for the increasing technical complexity of the scopes in the accreditation cases.

EU sanctions EU sets out recommendations for accredited bodies in greater detail
EU sanctions EU sets out recommendations for accredited bodies in greater detail

In connection with the war in Ukraine, the European Commission has fleshed out its provisions for the accreditation and conformity assessment sector in a letter to the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA).

Certifications of energy management systems DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022
Certifications of energy management systems DAkkS converts accreditations to DIN ISO 50003:2022

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.

Simplified application for accreditation Revised application documents published
Simplified application for accreditation Revised application documents published

DAkkS has published the applications and annexes for applying for accreditation in a revised form on its website.

After delays caused by the pandemic Twinning project with Georgia again gathers pace
After delays caused by the pandemic Twinning project with Georgia again gathers pace

After delays caused by the pandemic, the Twinning project with Georgia is entering the next phase of development. The mid-term conference on 7 April 2022 in Tbilisi marks the beginning of the second half of the project, which was extended by nine months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Old rule Rule 71 SD 0 001 withdrawn
Old rule Rule 71 SD 0 001 withdrawn

With its publication in the Federal Gazette on 4 April 2022, the determination status of the old rule 71 SD 0 001 was superseded.

DAkkS body of rules Rule R-17011 published
DAkkS body of rules Rule R-17011 published

After completion of the consultation process, the new rule “R-17011: Rule for application of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17011 for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies” (R-17011) came into force today and was published on the DAkkS website. This step is an important contribution to the establishment of the new system for the DAkkS body of rules.

Certification for products, processes and services DAkkS accredits certification of unmanned aircraft systems
Certification for products, processes and services DAkkS accredits certification of unmanned aircraft systems

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).

Lists of documents to be submitted and annual statement Revised template documents published
Lists of documents to be submitted and annual statement Revised template documents published

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.

Facts and figures current figures, data and facts about the DAkkS

Zahl der Akkreditierungen

4350

Valid accreditations

26

Technical units

230

Employees

950

External Assessors

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