Notified Bodies

The A2LA Notified Body Accreditation Program accredits organizations seeking to issue EU Type Examination Certificates for products to be marketed in European Member States.

A2LA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accreditation Body offering Notified Body (NB) accreditation under ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17065. Currently, A2LA is the only accreditation body recognized by NIST to offer accreditation to all three conformity assessment standards.

Program Requirements

Organizations seeking to be accepted by NIST by virtue of their A2LA accreditation must also meet the technical requirements contained in the following:

  • A2LA R322 - Specific Requirements - Notified Body Accreditation Requirements
  • A2LA C322a - Specific Checklist: NIST Notified Body Assessment Checklist - Radio Equipment Directive and/or
  • A2LA C322b - Specific Checklist: NIST Notified Assessment Checklist - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive


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