The European Technical Assessment (ETA) was put in place by the Construction Product Regulation (EU regulation no. 305/2011). European Technical Assessments are gradually replacing European Technical Approvals. Valid European Technical Approvals can be used by manufacturers as European Technical Assessments to draft the Declaration of Performance and obtain CE marking of compliant products.

The European Technical Assessment is issued by a technical assessment body, upon the request of a manufacturer, on the basis of a European assessment document prepared in advance. If this European assessment document exists, the technical assessment body uses it as a benchmark to produce the European Technical Assessment. Otherwise, in coordination with the other authorized technical assessment bodies, it must first prepare this European assessment document. This document is drafted and adopted by the EOTA – the European Organisation for Technical Assessment.

Mandatory or voluntary assessment?

Applying for a European Technical Assessment is a voluntary procedure, required to draft a Declaration of Performance and to obtain CE marking on a product not covered or not completely covered by a harmonized European standard.

European Technical Approval Guidelines and European Assessment Documents

European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG) and European Assessment Documents (EAD) are available on the EOTA website (European Organisation for Technical Assessment).

Applying for a European Technical Assessment

The manufacturer identifies the essential characteristics that it wishes to indicate in its Declaration of Performance and as part of its CE marking. It agrees with the technical assessment body on the scope of its application and on the contractual conditions, and, where applicable, identifies any confidential data.

It compiles a technical file that includes at minimum the following elements: precise technical definition of the product, its intended use(s), the manufacturing principle(s), control over the constancy of performance and demonstrations of the performance levels being declared.

The technical assessment body assesses all of these elements, as well as any additional demonstration elements that are provided as evidence: tests, calculations, etc. It then drafts an assessment report.

Depending on the results obtained, it issues a European Technical Assessment corresponding to the product for the intended use(s).

Contact the expert by product family

3-dimensional structures, foundation structures and infrastructure Anca CRONOPOL
Anchors and fixing Thierry GUILLET
Combustion, ventilation and air systems using air as an energy carrier Cédric NORMAND
External thermal insulation composite system with rendering and related products Christine GILLIOT
Floor coverings and related products Gilbert FAU
Flooring, walls and flooring accessories David HENRIQUES
Lightweight facades and sandwich panels Aurélie BAREILLE

Masonry Philippe LEBLOND
Partition walls, liners and ceilings Florent LYON
Photovoltaics Coralie NGUYEN
Piping for plumbing and air conditioning Philippe PIED
Processes for installation of coverings Christine GILLIOT
Roofing Valérie WESIERSKI
Silver economy Coralie NGUYEN
Solar thermal energy and energy recovery using water as an energy carrier Coralie NGUYEN
Special insulation products and systems Salem FARKH
Systems and purification Abdel Kader LAKEL
Translucent built-up cladding, cladding products and veture (insulating wall panel) Aziz DIB

Water treatment Thibaud ROUSSELLE
Waterproofing system for flat roofs, underground walls and casing Stéphane GILLIOT
Windows and Glazing Hubert LAGIER