Approval of types of measuring instruments manufactured in the Czech Republic

Main information about the service

Type approval determines whether a measuring instrument will be able to perform the function for which it is intended. Measuring instruments whose types are listed in the annex to Decree No 345/2002 are subject to type approval.

Does this apply to me?

This service applies to you if you are a manufacturer of a measuring instrument manufactured in the Czech Republic that you want to place on the market and that is subject to type approval.

Service outcome

An approval certificate for the type of measuring instrument in question

Service benefit

A type-approval certificate for a legally controlled measuring instrument entitles you, as the manufacturer, to place such measuring instrument on the market. 

When to address the service

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This service must be used before the legally controlled measuring instrument is placed on the market.

How to get the service

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What do you need when solving the service electronically

For type approval, an application including the following must be submitted:

  • identification data for the applicant (name, address, correspondence address, company ID number, contact person),
  • identification data for the manufacturer (name, address, correspondence address, company ID number, contact person),
  • the name of the measuring instrument and its classification (legally controlled measuring instrument, working measuring instrument), 
  • the name of the legally controlled measuring instrument and its use (classification of the legally controlled measuring instrument according to the type list),
  • data on the declared metrological parameters,
  • in the event of an application for modification of an existing approval, the type-approval mark of the measuring instrument in question.

If the applicant requests recognition of some tests performed previously and that did not need to be repeated, the application may be supplemented by copies of any related documents (test reports, foreign approvals, declarations of conformity, etc.)

An application must be supplemented with the documents necessary for a technical examination and its evaluation. This means a description of

  • the construction and operation,
  • protective measures to ensure proper operation,
  • any elements for control and configuration,
  • the proposed location of the official marks,
  • general layout drawings and, where appropriate, detailed drawings of important parts,
  • a schematic drawing showing the principles of operation and, where appropriate, photographs.

The CMI will then determine the minimum number of samples of the measuring instrument for type approval that the applicant must provide free of charge.

The application may be written in free form.


 

Where and how to solve the service electronically

The application is submitted to the CMI via data box or email with a recognised electronic signature. The application may be sent by email to jkalandra@cmi.cz or mblahova@cmi.cz.

A minimum number of measuring instrument samples must be delivered for the type-approval procedure. The minimum number of measuring instrument samples required for the type approval of a measuring instrument, which you, as the manufacturer, must provide free of charge, is determined by the CMI. 

The procedure for the type approval of a legally controlled measuring instrument is as follows:

  • submission of an application for type approval of a measuring instrument to the CMI,
  • authorisation of the CMI technical workplace to perform the technical assessment of the measuring instrument,
  • notification to the applicant regarding which CMI workplace is authorised to perform the technical assessment, 
  • assessment of the measuring instrument, documentation, documented tests, etc.,
  • a determination of the necessary tests and their prices, 
  • the signing of a contract,
  • the submission of measuring instrument samples to the CMI technical workplace,
  • the technical assessment (tests, assessment of foreign certificates, other documentation, etc.),
  • the issue of the type-approval certificate on the basis of a positive technical assessment result,
  • the sending of the certificate to the measuring instrument type approval applicant.

The type approval of the measuring instrument or its rejection must be carried out no later than 90 days from the delivery of a measuring instrument sample if it is performed at the premises of the manufacturer from the first activity of the CMI; if it cannot make its decision within the set deadline, it is obliged to inform you of this, stating the reason, and to set a new deadline.

Detailed information on type approval can also be found at the website of the Czech Metrology Institute.

Payments can be made by bank transfer to the bank account of the Czech Metrology Institute No 198139621/0710 for payment in CZK or to account No 34534-198139621/0710 for payment in EUR.

Could be solved via e-identity

Yes

Is the service charged when solving electronically

Yes

The fee for electronically processed service

You can find the current prices in the price list.

The price list shows the flat rate price for the administrative work. The price for the service itself depends on the need for tests and is highly variable.

Electronic submission is free of charge.
 

What you’ll need to provide

For type approval, an application including the following must be submitted:

  • identification data for the applicant (name, address, correspondence address, company ID number, contact person),
  • identification data for the manufacturer (name, address, correspondence address, company ID number, contact person),
  • the name of the measuring instrument and its classification (legally controlled measuring instrument, working measuring instrument), 
  • the name of the legally controlled measuring instrument and its use (classification of the legally controlled measuring instrument according to the type list),
  • data on the declared metrological parameters,
  • in the event of an application for modification of an existing approval, the type-approval mark of the measuring instrument in question.

If the applicant requests recognition of some tests performed previously and that did not need to be repeated, the application may be supplemented by copies of any related documents (test reports, foreign approvals, declarations of conformity, etc.)

An application must be supplemented with the documents necessary for a technical examination and its evaluation. This means a description of

  • the construction and operation,
  • protective measures to ensure proper operation,
  • any elements for control and configuration,
  • the proposed location of the official marks,
  • general layout drawings and, where appropriate, detailed drawings of important parts,
  • a schematic drawing showing the principles of operation and, where appropriate, photographs.

The CMI will then determine the minimum number of samples of the measuring instrument for type approval that the applicant must provide free of charge.

The application may be written in free form.

Where to solve the service

The application should be sent to the CMI at Český metrologický institut, úsek legální metrologie, Okružní 31, 638 00 Brno. 

A measuring instrument sample must be provided for the type-approval procedure. The minimum number of measuring instrument samples required for the type approval of a measuring instrument, which you, as the manufacturer, must provide free of charge, is determined by the CMI. 

The procedure for the type approval of a legally controlled measuring instrument is as follows:

  • submission of an application for type approval of a measuring instrument to the CMI,
  • authorisation of the CMI technical workplace to perform the technical assessment of the measuring instrument,
  • notification to the applicant regarding which CMI workplace is authorised to perform the technical assessment, 
  • assessment of the measuring instrument, documentation, documented tests, etc.,
  • a determination of the necessary tests and their prices, 
  • the signing of a contract,
  • the submission of measuring instrument samples to the CMI technical workplace,
  • the technical assessment (tests, assessment of foreign certificates, other documentation, etc.),
  • the issue of the type-approval certificate on the basis of a positive technical assessment result,
  • the sending of the certificate to the measuring instrument type approval applicant.

The type approval of the measuring instrument or its rejection must be carried out no later than 90 days from the delivery of a measuring instrument sample if it is performed at the premises of the manufacturer from the first activity of the CMI; if it cannot make its decision within the set deadline, it is obliged to inform you of this, stating the reason, and to set a new deadline.

Detailed information on type approval can also be found at the website of the Czech Metrology Institut.

Payments can be made by bank transfer to the bank account of the Czech Metrology Institute No 198139621/0710 for payment in CZK or to account No 34534-198139621/0710 for payment in EUR.

Is the service charged when solving in person?

Yes

The fee for in person processed service

You can find the current prices in the price list.

The price list shows the flat rate price for the administrative work. The price for the service itself depends on the need for tests and is highly variable.

Responsible Public Authority

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
https://linked.cuzk.cz/resource/ruian/adresni-misto/21726779

Data mailbox: bxtaaw4
E-mail: posta@mpo.cz
Web: https://www.mpo.cz/

Addresses

Český metrologický institut


Data mailbox: 65msw6w

Additional information about the service

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Sanctions

Anyone who puts into circulation a measuring instrument whose type has not been approved, even though it should have been, or which does not have the characteristics of an approved type, has committed an administrative delict for which a fine of up to CZK 1 000 000 may be imposed.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find FAQs on the website of the Czech Metrology Institute in the section FAQs.

Communication language

Czech

However, any language that the persons involved (CMI staff) are proficient in is accepted. In practice, this is most often English.

Compliance date

04.11.2020