The Accreditation and Conformity Assessment section participates in international and national standardisation working groups for conformity assessment (DIN, ISO, CASCO) to encourage high standards of quality, and in doing so contributes to safety in technology and chemistry.

We advise legislators, authorities and private enterprises on matters of conformity assessment and on matters of mutual recognition of test results and certifications in international trade. We lead the Office of the Accreditation Advisory Board (AKB, Geschäftsstelle des Akkreditierungsbeirats) in accordance with the German Accreditation Body Act and coordinate the involvement of interested groups in accreditation-related regulatory processes.

We also conduct studies on selected topics related to conformity assessment, namely testing, certification and accreditation, all with the aim of ensuring the development of quality-assured conformity assessment procedures and establishing accreditation as a tool for confirming the competence of conformity assessment organisations.

Dr.-Ing. Michael Nitsche, Head of Department Quality Infrastructure, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr.-Ing. Michael Nitsche (temporarily in charge)

Head of Section S.2

Location: Europa-Center in Adlershof

Phone +49 30 8104-1900