Information for CABs


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.


Evaluation of Conformity Assessment Schemes regarding their aptitude to be applied under the Accreditation

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)




Presentation and instruction materials

Tools, guidances and presentations for certification bodies and accreditation services: 

Last modification 09.03.2021

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