Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
The cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) as well as inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020), reference material producers (DIN EN ISO 17034) and proficiency testing providers (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043) cover the following subject areas and fields:
Analytical material testing, load tests, mechanical-technological tests, environmental behaviour, material properties that change over time, other material parameters, non-destructive testing
Benefits of accreditation
To bring the products or services in this subject area smoothly onto the market in Europe or worldwide (i.e. for the export of products, systems and services), a test report and/or a product certificate or inspection report are very helpful in most cases from the point of view of the manufacturer or service provider, or indeed required.