Accredited for your benefit

With its relevant national and international accreditations and approvals, Holzforschung Austria is ideally equipped for the challenges of today. We provide you with this basis for our tests, inspections, and certifications for the best possible implementation of your research questions and orders. Thus, we enable you to use compliant, tested quality products for the international markets.


Accredited testing laboratory, inspection and certification body

The recognition of the reports and certificates issued by Holzforschung Austria and thus the impartial services we provide in the areas of testing, inspection, and certification is an important – often also legally required – precondition for the acceptance of our customers’ products on the various markets.
Holzforschung Austria is accredited by Akkreditierung Austria of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy (BMAW).

Notified testing laboratory and product certification body

Within the framework of the European Construction Products Regulation, EU Regulation No. 305/2011 (CPR), Holzforschung Austria is also a notified test laboratory and notified product certification body (Notified Body 1359 see Nando-CPR). For instance, tests and certifications for obtaining the authorization to affix the CE marking can be performed for all industry relevant products.

Verification Body

Since 2005, Holzforschung Austria has also been a verification body for for electronic roundwood measurement systems and is therefore co-responsible for the functioning of this sensitive interface between the forestry sector and the sawing industry. The authorization is granted by the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV).

Our accreditation documents:

Inspection body

Test centre

Certification body

ASI Accreditation Certificate

Overview of accreditations and recognitions (last updated: February 2023)

Subject matter

approving body


Accreditation as test laboratory

Akkreditierung Austria (BMAW)

179 Standards and Standard Procedures

Accreditation as inspection body

Akkreditierung Austria (BMAW)

83 Standards and Standard Procedures

Accreditation as product certification body

Akkreditierung Austria (BMAW)

Products in the field of woodworking and timber construction (CE), PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC), ENplus®- Quality Certification Scheme For Wood Pellets, DIN EN 1627

Authorization as a verification body

BEV - Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen

Verification of electronic roundwood measurement systems

Notification as testing laboratory and certification body

BMDW - Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

in the sense of the European Construction Products Regulation, EU Regulation No. 305/2011 (CE-Marking), NB 1359

Accreditation as certification body

ASI - Assurance Services International

FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

Listing as certification and inspection body

EPC European Pellet Council

ENplus®- Quality Certification Scheme For Wood Pellets

Approval as a certification and inspection body

DIBt - Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik

for certain construction products from Austrian manufacturers that are intended to be brought onto the market in Germany

Approval as Third Party Testing Organisation (TTO)

NTI - Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology

Structural glued laminated timber within the framework of the JAS certification system

Recognition as a test lab


Burglar-resistant windows, doors, garage doors and additional locks; Woodpellets; Pellet logistics

Recognition as a test centre

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB)

machine graded wood and approval of wood species for export to the USA

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