Recognition procedure for certifiers

To be recognised as a certification body by VLOG, the following steps are necessary:

The certification body ...

... submits to VLOG by mail the application for VLOG recognition and the related documents/evidence according to the "Guideline for certification bodies, auditors, evaluators and certifiers" in German or English.

... submits to VLOG by mail the original signed Certification Body Recognition Agreement in duplicate.

The VLOG ...

... examines the submitted documents and informs the applicant certification body about the result of the examination.

... sends a version of the Certification Body Recognition Agreement countersigned by VLOG back to the certification body in case of recognition.

assigns a certification body-specific VLOG recognition number and includes the certification body in the list of certification bodies recognised by VLOG.

The VLOG recognition is subject to a fee for the certification bodies. The annual fee can be found respective effective fee schedule:

VLOG fee schedule recognition and registration (effective as of 1 January 2023)