Proofs of competence

In most areas of the construction industry, formal proof of competence is required to act as a testing, monitoring or certification body. Based on the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO) in conjunction with an approval regulation (PÜZAVO) for all states of the Federal Republic of Germany, the MPA Braunschweig is approved by the building authorities/according to building laws for the respective state building code.


  • Regulated and non-regulated construction products and construction methods in accordance with Construction Products List A - Parts 1 to 3
  • Construction products with general building inspection approval
  • The testing laboratory for the monitoring of manufacturers of construction products and users of construction methods
  • The monitoring body for the monitoring of activities in conjunction with construction products and construction methods

The aim here is the use of conformity marks (Ü mark).

The approval in accordance with the German Construction Products Act (BauPG) mostly refers to construction products in accordance with Construction Products List B, i.e. European harmonised products. The MPA Braunschweig is approved as a testing laboratory (system 3) and a certification body (systems 1+, 1, and 2+), and is therefore notified in accordance with the EU CPR.
Here, the objective is the use of the CE mark for the labelling of products.

For the international movement of goods, the MPA Braunschweig also has numerous accreditations for

  • Two testing laboratories and a calibration laboratory in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025
  • A certification body for products in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065.