Accreditation of Approved Bodies (GB) and UK Notified Bodies for the NI market

Please note that the appointment of Approved Bodies for UKCA purposes is the responsibility of the UK Competent Authorities. UKAS accredits Conformity Assessment Bodies as part of this process as described in publication GEN 5, which replaces publication P16.

For a list of all bodies who can provide conformity assessment for goods placed on the UK market please see the UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies (UKMCAB) database maintained by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

UKAS Publications

GEN 5 Accreditation for the purposes of appointment as an Approved Body under the UKCA system (Edition 4, April 2023)

Relevant European Publications (applicable to Northern Ireland)

EA-2/17 M:2020 EA Document on Accreditation for Notification Purposes

EA-2/17 M Transition Period: Within three years from publication (i.e. April 2023), all conformity assessment bodies accredited for the purpose of UK notification for Northern Ireland shall comply with the 2020 version of this document.

For all available EA publications please visit the publications pages of the European cooperation for Accreditation website.