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Old DKD guidelines and guides to be withdrawn later than originally planned


As agreed with the German Accreditation Service (DAkkS) and with effect from 1 September 2018, the DKD had published all DAkkS-DKD guidelines and DAkkS-DKD guides – unchanged as regards content but with a new layout – as DKD guidelines and DKD guides.

Meanwhile, the DKD has published revised versions of some of these guidelines and guides. The previously valid versions of these documents will be withdrawn after a transitional period of two years, but not later than 1 July 2021.

This also relates to those sheets of DKD-R 4-3 which may be replaced by the corresponding sheets of VDI/VDE/DGQ/DKD 2618.

Originally, the deadline was 01 January 2021. This is now 1 July 2021, because DAkkS has extended the transition period for the conversion to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 (see DAkkS News of 08.12.2020).