As well as the below publications, all applicant organisations must be aware of the Accreditation: General Requirements documents, which includes fees information. These can be accessed from the ‘How do I apply?’ page.
The following EUACB documents apply:
Advisory Note 01
Guide 15 Product certifiers accreditation
Form 56 Application form
Guide 53 Terms for Product Certification Bodies
Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services are defined in ISO/IEC 17065. Certification of products, processes or services is a means of providing assurance that they comply with specified requirements in standards and other normative documents. Some product, process or service certification schemes may include initial testing or inspection and assessment of its suppliers’ quality management systems, followed by surveillance that takes into account the quality management system and the testing or inspection of samples from the production and the open market. Other schemes rely on initial testing and surveillance testing, while still others comprise type testing only. Accredited organisations are advised that activities covered by European Directive 765/08 – Conformity Assessment are outside of the scope of accreditation by EUACB. In particular, note must be taken that whilst it may be the opinion of EUACB that its accredited organisations are competent to conduct product certification, such as for CE mark purposes, authorisation for issuing CE marks is obtainable only from organisations notified by the European Union directly and that EUACB are not so notified or authorised.