New roles for assessment teams and Fees and Charges decision 2022

In order to set up the RvA working method in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011, the RvA will assign new roles within RvA assessment teams as of 1 January 2022. This change also means an adjustment in the Fees and Charges decision 2022.

New roles in assessment teams

ISO/IEC 17011 sets requirements for the competence, consistent working methods and impartiality of accreditation bodies. In order to (continue to) comply with this standard, the RvA revised work processes this year. It was then decided to clarify the qualification processes and roles in the RvA assessment teams. As of January 1, 2022, the new roles are:

  • Lead Assessor (LA): Assessor who has overall responsibility for an RvA assessment;
  • Technical Assessor (TA): Assessor who independently tests conformity assessment aspects against the technical requirements, reports on them and formulates non conformities. The TA reports to the LA of the assessment in question;
  • Technical Expert (TE): subject specialist working under the responsibility of an assessor and providing specific knowledge or expertise. The TE does not report or formulate non conformities.

Fees and Charges decision 2022 published

The Board of the RvA determined the 2022 Fees and Charges decisions on December 2 2021. This document (D001, Fees and Charges decision 2022) was published on our website on December 22.

In addition to the annual adjustment of the fees, it was decided to have a differentiated fee for the new roles in the RvA assessment teams.

More information and questions

At the beginning of January we will inform our assessors further about the change in the new roles.

Do you, as a client of the RvA, have questions about the Fees and Charges decision 2022? If so, please contact your Project Coordinator for Accreditation Assessments (PCA). Please note that our office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. For more information about our availability, please click here.