A Notified Body is a certification body authorized by the National Accreditation Body and recognized by the European Commission, which is responsible for assessing the conformity of products with the provisions laid down by the European Directives with competence, transparency, neutrality and independence.
For some directives, in fact, the European Union has decided that the manufacturer was in need of an external evaluation of its technical construction files and, in some cases, a real endorsement required by the Notified Body.
The recognition is in two stages:
In the first, the national accreditation body (in Italy, Accredia), credits the institution through a harmonized supporting standard (EN 17065 in Italy).
In the second, the Ministry of Economic Development to the European Union notified the organization’s name.