Certification process

The certification process goes through different phases, depending on the product, its purpose and characteristics, and the production process.

The manufacturer performs:
determination of the characteristics of the product by testing, calculation, tabular values, etc.
factory production control
further testing of samples taken by the manufacturing plant according to a prescribed test plan
The Notify body performs:
determination of the product type based on type testing
(including sample selection), type calculation, tabular values
or documentation describing the product
initial audit of the factory and the Factory production control (FPC)
continuous surveillance, assessment and evaluation of production control in the factory
control testing of samples taken before the product is placed on the market