Conformity Assessment / Accreditation / Standardisation

Testing, inspection, certification, validation and verification are various types of conformity assessment established by international standards, providing for suitable approaches to the individual objects in question. The application of these conformity assessment types is further differentiated according to the relation between the involved parties. Only the third party fulfils the criteria of the highest independence with no engagement in design, manufacture, supply, installation, purchase, ownership, use or maintenance of the objects under assessment.


Competence, consistent operation and impartiality

Conformity Assessment

Conformity of products through testing, inspection, certification, validation and verification


Standards maximize safety and enhance interoperability


VdTÜV position on the regulation proposal for a European “Cybersecurity Act”

As part of the 2017 cybersecurity strategy, the European Commission (EC) published a regulation proposal for the “EU Cybersecurity Agency” and the “Cybersecurity Act” in September 2017. VdTÜV welcomes the objective the EC is pursuing with this legislative initiative: Strengthening trust in the security of products and ensuring a higher level of cybersecurity through a consistent framework for the certification of IoT products.

VdTÜV Position: Successfully shaping European trade policy

Why “legal harmonisation” and “mutual recognition” cannot be the best solutions for the removal of trade barriers between the EU and other states in the short or medium term. VdTÜV proposes a different, more pragmatic approach: Bilateral or Multilateral Conformity Assessments - they would ease trading significantly within the framework of trade agreements.

CEOC publishes its position on the Single Market

In its position from 17/06/2016, CEOC International welcomes the initiative of the European Commission (EC) to review the regulatory framework for the European Single Market, joining the VdTÜV position from 27/01/2016.