Following the 18th April 2013 information we hereby inform you that on 15.10.2013 the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) commenced performing assessments as per SRPS ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. However, it shall not accept new applications for accreditation as per SRPS ISO/IEC 17024:2005 from this date onwards. Certification bodies (CBs) providing certification of persons the SRPS ISO/IEC 17024:2005 assessments of which have already started will be given a possibility to choose the edition of the standard to be used for the finalisation of the assessment procedure. After 01.06.2014 ATS shall no longer grant accreditations as per SRPS ISO/IEC 17024:2005.
Assessments of accredited CBs operating certification of persons in terms of transition/approximation to or harmonisation with the new edition of the standard will be carried out during regular surveillance assessments but no later than 01.02.2015. With that end in view ATS will harmonise its assessment activities with each accredited CB.
Prior to each assessment for the purpose of transition/approximation to or harmonisation with the new edition of the standard ATS will ask CBs to submit “gap” analysis/implementation plan so that CBs can show the mode in which they implemented the new 2012 standard requirements. This document will be used by the ATS assessment teams when performing assessments.
After 01.07.2015 accreditations granted as per SRPS ISO/IEC 17024:2005 shall no longer be valid. Accreditations granted to accredited CBs operating certification of persons that fail to adapt to the new edition of the standard shall no longer be valid.