Standards

Fundamental standards for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies

1. Standard for accreditation bodies

The following chart contains the normative standard rules relevant for accreditation bodies.

Standard * Application by Effective since Last day of validity Remarks
SN EN ISO/IEC 17011:2017 Accreditation of conformity assessment bodies 2017-12-05    
SN EN ISO/IEC 17011:2005
Accreditation of conformity assessment bodies
2005-01-01 2020-11-29 To be replaced at the latest by SN EN ISO 17011:2017 per 30.11.2020

2. Standards for accredited bodies

The general requirements for accreditation are defined by the standards of the serie ISO/IEC 17000 and by other normative basics. This following chart gives an overview over the standards for accredited bodies.

Standard * Application by Effective since Last day of validity Remarks
SN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 Testing laboratories and calibration laboratories 2017-12-01 ---  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Testing laboratories and calibration laboratories 2005-07-01 2020-11-30 To be replaced at the latest by SN EN ISO 17025:2018 per 01.12.2020
SN EN ISO 15189:2013 Medical laboratories   2013-01-01 ---  
SN EN ISO 17034:2017 Reference material producers 2016-11-01 ---  
ISO Guide 34:2009 Reference material producers 2009-12-01 2019-10-31
To be replaced at the latest by SN EN ISO 17034:2017 per 01.11.2019  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Proficiency testing providers 2010-06-01 ---  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Inspection bodies 2012-06-01 ---  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Certification bodies for management systems 2015-06-15 ---  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Certification bodies for persons 2012-09-01 ---  
SN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013 Certification bodies for products, processes and services
2013-03-01 ---  

3. Standards with additional accreditation requirements
 

Standard * Application by Effective since
Last day of validity Remarks
ISO/IEC 17021-2:2016 Certification bodies for management systems 2016-12-01    
ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017 Certification bodies for management systems 2017-03-01    
ISO/IEC 20000-6:2017 Certification bodies for management systems 2017-06-01    
ISO/IEC 27006:2015 Certification bodies for management systems 2015-10-01    
ISO/IEC 50003:2014 Certification bodies for management systems 2014-10-01    

The international accreditation organizations ILAC, IAF and EA as well as the SAS itself, have established a series of guides and mandatory documents, which support applicants, accredited bodies and also SAS auditors with the branch relevant application of the standards. These documents can be downloaded for free from the website of all four organizations.

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Last modification 14.09.2018

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