Certification of national and eIDAS trust services

Within the framework of IT product/service certification, IMQ is ISO/IEC 17065 accredited for the following schemes:

  • EIDAS - Trust service providers and the services they provide with reference to Regulation (EU) 910/2014 and/or specific provisions adopted by national authorities for the services covered by the accreditation scheme
  • SPID - Digital storage providers pursuant to Legislative Decree 07/03/2005, No. 82 (Art. 29) as amended, Regulation (EU) 910/2014 (Art. 24) and the requirements identified by the accreditation scheme.

IMQ laboratory is accredited according to ISO 17025 for vulnerability assessment (VA) on the infrastructures used by Trust Service Provider.

EIDAS certification: to ensure that trust service providers and the electronic interaction services they provide comply with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 910/2014. 

In order to improve the trust of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and consumers in the internal market and to promote the use of trust services and products, EU Regulation 910/2014 “eIDAS” (Electronic IDentification Authentication and Signature), which has been in full force since 1 July 2016, introduced the concepts of qualified trust services and qualified trust service providers, with a view to specifying the requirements and obligations that ensure a high level of security for all qualified trust services and products used or provided.

eIDAS certification (Electronic IDentification Authentication and Signature) ensures that Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and the services they provide in support of electronic interaction comply with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 910/2014.  

IMQ has obtained eIDAS accreditation from Accredia and can support TSPs as a third-party body in the task of guaranteeing the qualification of trust service operators and their compliance with the applicable national regulations, according to ETSI EN 319 401, ETSI EN 319 411-1, ETSI EN 319 411-2 and ETSI EN 319 421.

As well as enhancing consumer confidence, eIDAS certification brings certified TSPs practical advantages in terms of reducing bureaucratic requirements and administrative expenses. 


Certification of organisations that operate as digital identity providers

Users are provided with a digital identity by digital identity providers: these are private entities accredited by AgID (the Italian digital agency), which provide digital identities to individuals and businesses that need them in order to make use of the Public Administration’s on-line services. To obtain accreditation from AgID and thus be able to provide identification services to individuals and businesses, digital identity providers must be certified by an Accredia accredited certification body such as IMQ.

The purpose of IMQ certification is to ensure, with an adequate degree of confidence, the provider’s ability to provide the digital identity management service in accordance with Article 29 of the Digital Administration Code (Legislative Decree No. 82 of 7 March 2005 as amended), i.e. the technical and organisational requirements established by AGID.

The manufacturer’s production site must be equipped with suitable production, testing and control systems, personnel and equipment to ensure that the products it places on the market conform with the applicable standards at all times. This is established by carrying out an audit of the production site. For every model for which the manufacturer applies for a certification mark, IMQ conducts the type tests required by the applicable standards. The manufacturer undertakes to ensure that all certified products conform with the applicable standards at all times, and to conduct certain tests on 100% of production or on a statistical basis. IMQ ensures that these tests are performed on a regular basis and repeats them on a random selection of specimens picked from production. Attraverso visite in azienda, i valutatori analizzano la capacità delle organizzazioni di pianificare e gestire i processi di business aziendali. Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ certification marks add value and enhance brand image by distinguishing products made by manufacturers that have invested properly in safety and quality. IMQ certification marks are a visible guarantee, which carry weight in tender procedures, that before its release, the product in question underwent comprehensive testing by an authorised body to verify its compliance with regulatory requirements. The safety marks issued by IMQ are an important instrument that helps manufacturers protect themselves against liability for damage caused by defective products. Products certified by IMQ benefit from facilitated procedures with other European and international certification bodies and therefore enjoy an advantage in relation to export markets.