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Accreditation Advisory Board

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy has established an Accreditation Advisory Board (AKB) which supports and advises both the Federal Government and the German Accreditation Body DAkkS in issues related to accreditation.

The tasks of the Accreditation Advisory Board comprise in particular

The management of the Accreditation Advisory Board was assigned to the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing.

Background

According to the European Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance, accreditation is a public authority activity. With effect from 1st January 2010, this activity may be performed by only one single national accreditation body in the Member States.

For this purpose, a Private Limited Company, the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS, German Accreditation Body) was authorised to perform accreditation services. You find up-to-date information on the activities of the DAkkS at www.dakks.de

The Act on the Accreditation Body (AkkStelleG) which entered into force in August 2009 constitutes the basis for establishing the DAkkS. Among others, this act governs the tasks and responsibilities of the national accreditation body as well as of the Accreditation Advisory Board.

Accreditation Advisory Board from 2006 to 2009

In the preliminary stages of the reorganisation of the German accreditation system, an Accreditation Advisory Board appointed on 31st August 2006 provided advice to the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

After the Act on the Accreditation Body came into force, this former Accreditation Advisory Board continued to provide advice during the transitional phase. However, it ceased its activities with the foundation of the “new Accreditation Advisory Board”.

  

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Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

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Accreditation Advisory
Board at BMWi

Office of the Accreditation Advisory Board
BAM Federal Institute for
Materials Research and Testing
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
E-Mail:
gs.akkreditierungsbeirat@bam.de