Certificate of approval of types of measuring instruments

Most statutory measuring instruments must receive the approval of the type of a measuring instrument. When approving the type of the measuring instrument, the measuring instrument is inspected and tested in line with legislation.

To approve the type of a measuring instrument, a request must be filed. Following the inspection and the establishment of completeness, the Institute determines the provider, and the place and scope of the test of the type of a measuring instrument. Following the test of the type of the measuring instrument, the Institute reviews the report on the test of the type of a measuring instrument, and decides to approve or reject the type.

If the type of a measuring instrument meets the requirements determined with metrology regulations for individual types of measuring instruments, the Institute issues a certificate of approval of the measuring instrument for a period of ten years.

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Appeal
  • Competent authority: Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Other activities

A certificate of approval of the type of a measuring instrument is issued for a period of ten years which may be renewed for consecutive ten-year periods at the request of the owner. In the case of basic changes in the planning of a measuring instrument, the Institute may issue a certificate with a two-year validity which may be extended by three years. A certificate of approval of the type of a measuring instrument may be renewed or extended with an appendix to the certificate.

Responsible: Ministry of Economic Development and Technology | Last updated: 14. 08. 2015