BS EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

BS EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012

Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : October 2012
Conformity to regulation : Designated



What is this standard about?

This international standard specifies requirements to help ensure that certification bodies operate in a competent, consistent and impartial manner when certifying products, processes and services.

Who is this standard for?

  • Clients of the certification bodies
  • Customers of organizations whose products, processes or services are certified
  • Governmental authorities
  • Non-governmental organizations, consumers and members of the public.

Why should you use this standard?

Certification of products, processes or services is a means of providing assurance that they comply with specified requirements in standards and other normative documents. The overall aim of certification is to give confidence to all interested parties that the product will fulfil specified requirements. The value of certification therefore is the degree of confidence and trust that is established by a third party - this acts as a competent demonstration of fulfilment.

BS 17065:2012 provides insight into legal and contractual matters, management of impartiality, liability, financing and non-discriminatory conditions. The standard can be used as a criteria document for accreditation or peer assessment or designation by governmental authorities, scheme owners and others.

While this standard is concerned with third parties providing product, process or service certification, many of its provisions may also be useful in first- and second-party product conformity assessment procedures.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012
TitleConformity assessment. Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 October 2012
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Confirm Date03 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/IEC 17000, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 10002, ISO/PAS 17005, ISO/IEC Guide 53, ISO/PAS 17002, ISO 19011, ISO/IEC Guide 23, ISO/PAS 17004, ISO/PAS 17001, ISO/IEC Guide 28:2004, ISO/IEC 17030, ISO/IEC 17007, IAF GD 5, ISO 9001, ISO/PAS 17003, ISO/IEC 17067, ISO Guide 27, ISO 9000:2005, ISO 31000:2018
ReplacesBS EN 45011:1998
International RelationshipsEN ISO/IEC 17065 (ISO/IEC 1706,ISO/IEC 17065:2012
DescriptorsTesting organizations, Specification (approval), Documents, Quality assurance systems, Quality assurance, Organizations, Certification (approval), Records (documents), Products, Approval organizations, Personnel, Quality, Consumer-supplier relations, Handbooks
Title in FrenchÉvaluation de la conformité. Exigences pour les organismes certifiant les produits, les procédés et les services
Title in GermanKonformitätsbewertung. Anforderungen an Stellen, die Produkte, Prozesse und Dienstleistungen zertifizieren
ISBN978 0 580 78472 9
File Size1.411 MB

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