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DAkkS and DKD agree on extended transitional arrangements


Due to the extension of the harmonisation period of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the EU Commission until 30 June 2021, DKD and DAkkS have agreed on the extension of the transition period regarding the DAkkS-DKD Technical Guides and Guidelines as well as the use of the DKD symbol in calibration certificates according to the regulations laid out in document DAkkS-DKD-5.

The date of withdrawal of the documents DAkkS-DKD-5 and DAkkS-DKD-5-MB as well as of the DAkkS-DKD Rules and Guides published by DAkkS has been rescheduled accordingly to 30 June 2021.

Calibration laboratories having received their accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 before 31 December 2020 are thus still permitted to use the DKD logo on their calibration certificates. If the currently published accreditation certificate of a calibration laboratory lists a DAkkS-DKD Guideline or a DAkkS-DKD Guide as calibration method in the Annex, this method can be applied until the end of the above-mentioned period.

Details regarding the regulations in the transition period - which runs until the end of the harmonization period - can be found in the linked and updated original notifications.


21 December 2020 Transfer of the copyright ownership and usage rights to DAkkS-DKD Guidelines and DAkkS-DKD Guides back to PTB

21 December 2020 New rules for the presentation of calibration results and calibration certificates

21 December 2020 Old DKD guidelines and guides to be withdrawn later than originally planned