Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol C008.


The RvA has published a new version of SAP-C008 concerning the accreditation of certification of products (general). This protocol serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

Specific Accreditation Protocol C021 contains a description for the accreditation of certification of products according to EN ISO/IEC 17065.

Compared to version 3, dated april 2015 (Dutch), the following significant changes have been made:

  • methods of conformity assessment specified in more detail on the scope;
  • rules for the nature and content of the assessments in 3.2 amended to meet the amended requirements in the new EN ISO/IEC 17011;
  • paragraph about witnessing activities (3.3) added;
  • assessing the operation of the impartiality committee (or another mechanism) added;
  • possibility for shadow assessments added;
  • RvA Coordinator 17065 added.

Click here for new version of SAP-C008.