ISO and ILAC Joint Communique on the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition
2018. 01. 26.

On 21st December NAH issued its ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition plan in order to get prepared and ready for the accreditation according to the new standard. Based on this NAH will accept applications for accreditation for the new standard from 1 June 2018.

This time, we inform our clients accredited according to MSZ EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 about the joint communique of ISO and ILAC defining the details of transition.

Throughout the three-year transition period both the 2005 and 2017 versions of ISO/IEC 17025 will remain valid. However, accreditations to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will be invalid from 30 November 2020.

The ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communique could be read here:

The amendment of the National Accreditation Authority referring to the Hungarian accrediation: 

Based on the aforementioned Transition Communique, NAH modified its own transition plan (version 2). The new document in Hungarian could be read under this link:

NAH ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition plan (version 2) (The English version will be available soon.)

During the time available, the transition could happen through re-accreditation, surveillance or extraordinary surveillance procedures.

After 1 July 2019, NAH will accept applications only according to the new standard.

As of 1 January 2020, surveillance procedures will be conducted only in accordance with the new standard.