Guide to Control Plans

This page was last updated on 21st June 2022

Relationship to Quality Certification

Details on the requirements for CoP are contained in Annex IV of EU Regulation 2018/858 and Schedule 1 of E/ECE/TRANS/505 for ECE Regulations. GB and UK(NI) legislation currently refer to the aforementioned legislation for CoP. These two pieces of legislation, with regard to CoP, are largely similar. Both state that there is an assessment of quality-assurance management systems and verification of the type-approval subject and product-related controls. They also say that accreditation to EN ISO 9001:2015 or ISO/TS16949:2009 may be taken into consideration, but it is not mandated. However, the scope of that certification must cover the product(s) to be approved and conformity of production must be covered by the quality management system. This will need to be demonstrated to VCA at the time of your application or renewal.