Procedure of designation with and without consideration of a certificate of accreditation If there is no certificate of accreditation to be taken into account, the KBA evaluates in full if requirements of standards and approval relevant requirements are met. In case of test laboratories, competence for testing in the scope of designation is also to be evaluated. If the designation shall be based on a certificate of accreditation, the KBA evaluates only those parts which are not covered by the accreditation. In this case, the designation is bound to validity of the certificate of accreditation. There is no difference in notification for both ways of designation.