International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012
Title Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services (ISO/IEC 17065:2012)
Project Number 23582
Abstract/Scope 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.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-09-21
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Reference Document ISO/IEC 17065:201X (FDIS) (EQV)
Note Supersedes EN 45011:1998
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-09-21   export to doc file  EN  FR
5021 2012-05-17 2012-07-17  
4021 2011-05-26 2011-10-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-09-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-12-31
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-03-31
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-03-31


Supersedes EN 45011:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.