Utilities industry; application for recognition as an inspection body to perform calibrations

Only state-approved test centers for measuring instruments for gas, water, heat or electricity may calibrate these measuring instruments.



The testing laboratory must have suitable testing rooms, recognized testing equipment and competent personnel in accordance with § 43 MessEV.


The recognitions of the inspection bodies, which were granted until 31.12.2014 according to the (old) calibration regulations, remain valid until 31.12.2016 at the latest (§ 62 MessEG).

All inspection bodies that wish to continue to operate in this field must apply for new recognition in accordance with § 42 MessEV.

Required documents

  • Application for recognition

    is sent free of charge by the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures

  • Order application

    is sent free of charge by the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures

  • test space plan


  • Normal equipment list


  • Submission of necessary documents for the test centre director and deputy:

    • Application for appointment
    • Certificate of good conduct
    • Certificates of competence
    • Proof of professional competence by means of training certificates (§ 43 Measuring Ordinance)
    • Certificate of competence of the German Academy for Metrology (DAM)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Proof of relevant professional experience by means of corresponding activity certificates
    • Declaration of approval by the institution (form will be sent free of charge by the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures)
    • Certificates and proof of competence from the respective training bodies

  • Proof of suitable test rooms, room allocation plans (§ 43 MessEV)

  • Proof of suitable test facilities and standard devices recognized by the PTB, submission of a list of standard devices (§ 43 MessEV)

  • Estimation of the expected scope of testing (§ 43 MessEV)

  • The applicant (body responsible for the inspection body) must offer the assurance that

    • the body responsible for the inspection body is entered in the commercial register
    • he is able to compensate the damage due to his liability arising from breaches of official duty by the staff of the Enforcement Panel (proof of liability insurance is required)
    • he/she can raise sufficient funds for the maintenance and proper operation of the inspection body


  • The following costs are calculated in accordance with the Verification Costs Ordinance:
    • Recognition costs depending on the expected scope of testing per year: approx. 1980 to 4620 Euro
    • For the qualification test of the personnel in charge of the testing laboratory: 243 Euro per person.
    • For the appointment and commitment of the leading inspection body personnel: 96 Euro per person.
    • For ongoing monitoring, depending on the number of measuring instruments tested: 1650 to 6270 euros per year.


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