EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012

Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services (ISO/IEC 17065:2012) EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 15, 2012


CEN/CLC/JTC 1 Criteria for conformity assessment bodies

European Norm

03.120.20   Product and company certification. Conformity assessment


1.1 This International Standard contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of the certification of products (including services; see clause 3.3 of ISO/IEC 17000) and processes and for the bodies providing those activities. Certification bodies operating to this International Standard need not offer all types of product, service or process certification.
1.2 Certification of products, services and processes is a third party conformity assessment activity (see clause 5.5 of ISO/IEC 17000:2004). Bodies performing this activity are therefore third party conformity assessment bodies, (named in this standard "certification body/bodies").
Note 1 A certification body can be non-governmental or governmental (with or without regulatory authority).
Note 2 This International Standard can be used as a criteria document for accreditation or peer assessment or other assessment processes.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93


Life cycle


EN 45011:1998


EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012
60.60 Standard published
Sep 15, 2012