Revised application documents published
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has published the applications and annexes for applying for accreditation in a revised form on its website. The changes to the documents will make it possible in future for conformity assessment bodies (CABs) to complete an application for accreditation more efficiently and quickly for processing by DAkkS.
With the newly revised and published versions of the applications, DAkkS has simplified the application process at a number of points and divided it into different application types. Each case of accreditation at DAkkS begins with an application for accreditation, assuming that the application is complete and submitted to Application Service with all required evidence and annexes. Each type of application has its own annexes, which now enable a clearer and more unambiguous presentation of the applicant’s concerns.
The key changes to the application documents
Depending on the concerns of a conformity assessment body, DAkkS will in future distinguish between different application types and annexes. Pursuant to the Act on the Accreditation Body (Section 2 (1) AkkStelleG), only the application must be signed in the original and sent to DAkkS. All required evidence and annexes are always sent electronically to Application Service at DAkkS.
Application forms, regardless of the type of application – whether initial accreditation or reaccreditation and amendment of accreditation – are now structured identically. They contain only the request for the master data for a conformity assessment body. The application types now contain a form for applying for (partial) suspension and (partial) withdrawal of an accreditation.
Each applicant must include the appropriate annexes for the application type. The new annexes are designed to address specific concerns and allow not only faster processing of the concern or change request, but also clearer presentation.