About SNAS

SNAS is a public institution without state subsidy with an independent legal entity in compliance with the Act No. 53/22023 Coll. operating on a not-for-profit basis.

Status of SNAS in SR is given by  on Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies and on Act No. 53/22023 Coll. amendment to certain acts.

SNAS Organization Chart

Advisory bodies to the Director of the Slovak National Accreditation Service

SNAS Technical Committees

SNAS technical committees are established as advisory bodies to the SNAS Director for attestation of competence of assessors and experts in the concerned fields of accreditation and for addressing technical and methodological issues in SNAS’s fields of accreditation to make sure all technical and specialized problems and relevant documents are discussed and resolved in SNAS in the required technical standard. For these purposes SNAS uses expertise from external resources (top specialists and experts in the areas of research, development and technical practice, universities and institutions of higher education in SR as well as experienced experts from accredited organizations).

Structure of Technical Committees:

  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Calibration Laboratory - measurands (TV-KL-V)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Calibration Laboratory - Recording equipment in road transport (TV-KL-ZZ)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Testing Laboratory – Natural, Veterinary Sciences and Health (TV-SL-PVZ)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Testing Laboratory – technical quantities (TV-SL-TV)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Testing Laboratory – emission (TV-SL-E)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Medical Laboratory (TV-ML)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Proficiency Testing Providers (TV-PTP)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Inspection Bodies (TV-IO)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Certification Bodies certifying management systems (TV-CO-SM)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Certification Bodies certifying products (TV-CO-P)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Certification Bodies certifying persons (TV-CO-O)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Environmental Verifiers (TV-E)
  • SNAS Technical Committee for Accreditation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verifiers (TV-V)
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Statute SNAS ST-06: SNAS Technical Comittees 918.49 KB

SNAS Acceptance Commissions

The mission of SNAS Acceptance Commissions is to impartially, objectively and independently:

a)  Examine sufficiency of information in the application for the accreditation service or in application for assessment conducted as a subcontracted service for another accreditation body or in the notification of a foreign environmental verifier (TL 206/E) for the purposes of SNAS supervision and in the other attached documentation,

b)  Examine the accreditation scheme, area, specification of the activity or scope of accreditation for which the accreditation is requested,

c)  Review SNAS’s resources for the concerned assessment in terms of SNAS’s relevant published policies, including competences and availability of relevant assessors and experts.

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Statute ST-04: SNAS Acceptacion Commissions 485.03 KB

SNAS Evaluation Commissions

The mission of the SNAS Evaluation Commissions is to discuss and assess whether a procedure is adequate and correct for assessment of cases from the scope of accreditation for which it is intended. The commissions, in conducting their activities, apply the independence, impartiality and transparency principles in line with the documents of the relevant international accreditation organizations. The outcome from their assessment is a resolution, recommendation or non-recommendation to grant SNAS accreditation to the concerned entity.

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Statute ST-05: Evaluation Commissions 588.62 KB

Commissions for Appointment of Assessors

The role of KVP is assessing proposals for appointment of VP/P/VI/I and inclusion of experts in the SNAS database on the basis of all submitted relevant documents specified in MSA-05 to make sure that a SNAS assessment can be carried out by competent assessors and experts with objectively affirmed professional competence in line with international standards, regulation of international organizations associating the accreditation bodies, with European directives and SNAS documents.

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Statute ST-08 SNAS Commissions for appointment of assessors 520.80 KB

SNAS Terminology Commission

The role of Terminology Commission is to address questions related to the use of specialized terminology and its translation into foreign languages and for unification of specialized terminology in the area of accreditation.

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Statute ST-09 Terminology commissions SNAS 394.48 KB
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