Polish Centre for Accreditation is the national accreditation body authorized to accreditation of certification and inspection bodies,
testing and calibration laboratories and other entities conducting conformity assessments and verifications on the basis of the Act of
Parliament of 30 August 2002 on conformity assessment system (text Off. J. of 2010, No 138, item 935 with changes and of 2011, No 102, item 586).
According to the Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008
setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and
repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93, Polish Centre for Accredittaion have been appointed as the only national
accreditation body in the light of the above Regulation.
Polish Centre for Accreditation was established on 1 January 2001 on the basis of the Accreditation Office of the Polish Centre for
Testing and Certification (PCBC) and the Calibration Laboratories' Accreditation Department of the Central Office of Measures (GUM),
taking over employees, liabilities and commitments of the above institutions within the accreditation activities, including:
Both, Polish Centre for Testing and Certification (continuing activity of its predecessor - the Central Office for Product Quality) and the
Central Office of Measures have previously carried out, for a long time, appropriately:
- over 430 granted accreditations
- experienced and highly qualified personnel
- proved procedures
- a wide database of auditors
- international relations
The first certificate of accreditation, issued as a result of accreditation process carried out in accordance with the requirements of
European Standards of 45000 series, was issued: for testing laboratory in 1992, for certification body in 1993, for calibration laboratory in
1997 and for inspection body in the mid of 2000.
- assessment and authorization of testing laboratories for certification purposes according to ISO/IEC Guide 25 and ISO/IEC
- assessment and authorization of calibration laboratories for the purpose of the national metrological infrastructure.