25 years of the foundation of ATS

2023 is a year in which ATS celebrates its 25th birthday since it was founded in 1995 as the Yugoslav Accreditation Body (JUAT) was founded in 1998 by means of the Statute on the Establishment of the Yugoslav Accreditation Body. In the period between 1998 and 2000 JUAT performed its accreditation activities as a collegial public administration body of the Federal Ministry of Development, Science and Environment. On 28th June 2000, the first accreditation was granted.

From 2000 to 2003, JUAT was a separate organization, a collegial body detached from the Ministry. From June 2003 to June 2006, JUAT became the Accreditation Body of Serbia and Montenegro and it was a constituent part of the Ministry of Internal Economic Affairs of Serbia & Montenegro.

Act on Establishment enacted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Accreditation Body of Serbia acquired the legal personality, and status of an independent and non-profit body in accordance with the law on accreditation (’’Official Gazette of the SCG’’, No. 44/2005) which implementation commenced on 1st January 2006.

After the new Law on Accreditation entered into force, from 20th October 2010 onwards, ATS was registered as an institution, while a law governing public administration services was applied in case of the ATS establishment, set-up, status, and activities-related issues. ATS is the sole accreditation body in the Republic of Serbia that was delegated the performance of the accreditation activities by means of the Law on Accreditation.

The Decision on Amendments to the Act on Establishment of the Accreditation Board of Serbia entered into force on 24th February 2011, whereby the existing English version of the name of the national accreditation body "Accreditation Board of Serbia" was changed to "Accreditation Body of Serbia".

The revised text of the Law on accreditation is in effect from 18.05.2021.