Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
This department accredits testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025) and certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) for the conduct of conformity assessments of, among other things, the functionality of components, devices and systems and the functional safety of these products. It also accredits the correct operation of services and adherence to protocols by network operators, as well as the requirements for the bodies under EU free trade agreements with other regions (for example CETA).
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 are very helpful in most cases from the point of view of the manufacturer or service provider, or indeed required.