Transition ISO 20000-1:2011 to ISO 20000-1:2018


In September 2018 ISO has published the standard ISO 20000-1:2018 “Information technology - Service management - Part 1: Service management system requirements” as a revision of ISO 20000-1:2011. In its meetings in October 2018 the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has decided about the transition arrangement for this revision.

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Fees and charges 2019


On 14 December 2018, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2019.

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New accreditations December 2018


In December 2018, thirteen organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol L000 concerning the Accreditation of Testing (general) (Dutch).


Specific Accreditation Protocol L000 contains a brief description for the accreditation of testing based on EN ISO/IEC 17025. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication of new version of explanatory document T049 (Implementation of EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017)


Explanatory document RvA-T049 describes the policy and/or the procedures of the RvA concerning the implementation of EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

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RvA procedure for transition to ISO 22000: 2018


In June 2018 the standard ISO 22000:2018 “Food safety management systems -- Requirements for any organization in the food chain” was published to replace ISO 22000:2005. The RvA applies a procedure for the transition to the new version of this standard.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T044 concerning the EN ISO 15189-scopes for medical laboratories (Dutch).


Explanatory document RvA-T044 sets out details of how the RvA deals with a number of criteria regarding the use of scopes of medical laboratories.

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