Designated Bodies

Notified Bodies

In accordance with the interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/ 797, a Notified Body (NoBo) shall carry out conformity assessment for compliance with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and shall do so in accordance with the conformity assessment procedures provided for in the relevant TSIs.

A conformity assessment body must make an application to an assessment body for accreditation as a Notified Body (NoBo) in accordance with Article 36 of Directive (EU) 2016/ 797 and is classified as a ‘notified body’ following notification under Article 37 of Directive (EU) 2016/ 797 and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 765/2008.

In Ireland, the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) is the assessment body for NoBos. [S.I. No. 477 of 2020]

Please contact INAB for further information on applications for accreditation as a NoBo.

Designated Bodies

In accordance with the Interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/797, a Designated Body (DeBo) shall perform conformity assessment for compliance with National Rules (NR).

In Ireland, the safety authority (CRR) shall designate bodies responsible for carrying out the verification procedure in respoect of NRs and the DeBo(s) shall be responsible for the tasks involved [Regulation 16(3) of S.I. No. 477 of 2020].

For guidance on the CRR recognition of Designated Bodies, see guidelines CRR-G-053 at the guidance section of our website. (