The range of possible notifiable tasks are:
- product certification;
- factory production control (FPC) certification;
- determination of the product-type on the basis of type testing.
Notified Bodies are designated by Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as by other countries (e.g. Switzerland or Turkey) having signed a specific agreement with the EU.
A list of all officially designated Notified Bodies under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is available in the database NANDO-CPR.
The Notified Bodies designated under Directive 89/106/EEC on Construction Products (CPD) are re-designated under the Construction Products Regulation.
To assess the competence of Notified Bodies under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), the provisions of the New Legal Framework are of application: the States may decide to follow the accreditation or the non-accreditation route.
Following the designation of a Notified Body, a consultation period of two weeks is foreseen for accredited organisations and of two months for non-accredited ones.
In the case of non-accreditation, evidence is to be provided with documents that demonstrate the competence of the organisation to perform the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance tasks for which it is designated.
Group of Notified Bodies (GNB)
The Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry ensure co-operation between the Member States, the Notified Bodies and the European Commission by supporting a co-ordination structure for the Notified Bodies of all the harmonisation Directives based on the New Approach or the Global Approach: the Group of Notified Bodies.