Testing and calibration laboratories: New version standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has revised the standard ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories). More information about the conversion can be found here.
New accreditation marks
As previously communicated and according to art. 42a of the AkkBV, as from January 1st 2016, solely the new accreditation marks are allowed to be used.
For certification bodies: If the accreditation mark appears on certificates, the new accreditation mark has to be used at the latest on the occasion of the next renewal of certification.
Akkreditierungs- und Bezeichnungsverordnung, AkkBV (SR 946.512)
Tools, guidances and presentations for certification bodies and accreditation services: