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news from 2016

New accreditations December 2016

27-12-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in December 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol R000 concerning the Accreditation of Providers of Proficiency Testing (general) (Dutch)

20-12-2016

Specific Accreditation Protocol R000 contains a brief description for the Accreditation of Providers of Proficiency Testing. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol C002 concerning the Accreditation of certification of IT Service management systems based on ISO/IEC 20000-1

20-12-2016

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C002 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of Certification of IT Service management systems based on ISO/IEC 20000-1”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on December 15, 2016.

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Europol accredited for forensic examination of banknotes

17-12-2016

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), in particular the Europol Forensics Laboratory, has been accredited against the criteria of the International Standard ISO/IEC 17020 for the forensic examination of banknotes.

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Change of RvA policy rule BR003

14-12-2016

The RvA has recently changed policy rule BR003. Below, a summary of the important changes.

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol C000 concerning the Accreditation of Certification of Management Systems (general, based on ISO/IEC 17021-1).

05-12-2016

Specific Accreditation Protocol C000 contains a brief description for the accreditation of management systems based on ISO/IEC 17021-1.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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New accreditations November 2016

28-11-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in November 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New accreditations October 2016

28-10-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in October 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Study visit accreditation body Montenegro

18-10-2016

In the week of October 10, employees of the Montenegro accreditation body ATCG, visited RvA for study purposes.

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Publication of explanatory document RvA-T045 concerning the implementation of ISO/IEC 27006:2015.

13-10-2016

Explanatory document RvA-T045 describes the RvA policy and the RvA procedure relating to assessments against ISO/IEC 27006:2015, the making of accreditation decisions against this new standard and the replacement of the accreditation declarations and the scopes of the accreditation.

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EA on Twitter

06-09-2016

European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has started a Twitter page.

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New Specific Accreditation Protocol about Accreditation of Medical Laboratories (general) (Dutch)

31-08-2016

A new Specific Accreditation Protocol (SAP-M000) for medical laboratories has been published.

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about inspection (general) (Dutch)

31-08-2016

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-I000 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of Inspection (general)”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on August 28th, 2016.

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about Inspection of soil protection facilities (Dutch)

31-08-2016

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-I003 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Inspection of soil protection facilities”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on August 29th, 2016.

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New accreditations August 2016

31-08-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in August 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New version of the explanatory document regarding the accreditation of sampling (Dutch)

12-08-2016

The explanatory document regarding the accreditation of sampling (RvA-T021) has been changed.

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New explanatory document regarding the assessment of Notified Bodies for European Directives/Regulations (Dutch)

09-08-2016

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning the assessment of Notified Bodies based on European Directives/Regulations.

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New explanatory document concerning ISO 15189 scopes for medical laboratories (Dutch)

25-07-2016

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning ISO 15189 scopes for medical laboratories.

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New accreditations July 2016

22-07-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in July 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Change of policy rules BR006 and BR010.

04-07-2016

The RvA has recently changed two policy rules; BR006 and BR010. Below, a summary of the most important changes.

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New accreditations June 2016

01-07-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in June 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New accreditations May 2016

29-05-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in May 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about calibration (general) (Dutch)

23-05-2016

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-K000 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of calibration (general)”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002 and was amended on May 12th, 2016.

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Change of the regulation for the use of Accreditation marks (VR003)

18-05-2016

The RvA has changed the regulation for the use of Accreditation marks (RvA-VR003).

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Change of policy rules BR002, BR003 and BR005

10-05-2016

The RvA has recently changed three policy rules; BR002, BR003 and BR005. Below, a summary of the most important changes.

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New accreditations April 2016

29-04-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in April 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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Public Report RvA 2015

28-04-2016

RvA has published it's Public Report over 2015 on this website. Theme of this year's report is Working on Confidence.

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International meetings at RvA

19-04-2016

In the past week (April 13 -15), RvA hosted the meetings of the EA Certification Committee Working Group Environment and for the FALB (Forum of Accreditation and Licensing Bodies, comparable to EA, but then only for the EMAS Regulation).

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New accreditations March 2016

05-04-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in March 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New version of explanatory document T030 concerning interlaboratory comparisons

31-03-2016

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning interlaboratory comparisons.

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New version of explanatory document T015 concerning the RvA explanatory notes on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2005

31-03-2016

This explanatory document describes the RvA explanatory notes on NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2005

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New accreditations February 2016

26-02-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in February 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol L000 about the Accreditation of Testing (General) (Dutch)

25-02-2016

Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-L000 contains a description for the accreditation of Testing. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on February 17th, 2016.

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about Inspection of inland vessels (Dutch)

09-02-2016

Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-I004 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation "Inspection of inland vessels". This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on February 8th, 2016.

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New version of explanatory document T002 concerning microbiological activities (Dutch)

09-02-2016

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning microbiological activities

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New accreditations January 2016

29-01-2016

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in January 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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Change in the Hungarian accreditation system

25-01-2016

The European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) signals a change in the Hungarian accreditation system, that can have an impact on accredited organisations doing business in Hungary.

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Fees 2016

11-01-2016

On 9 December 2015, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2016.

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RvA promotes one-stop accreditation

07-01-2016

In 2013 RvA published its revised policy on Cross Frontier Accreditation (CFA).  As RvA still receives many applications for accreditation from Conformity Assessment Bodies from abroad, we would again like to draw your attention to the purpose of our CFA policy rules as described in document BR007, in order to prevent disappointment.

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