Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI) - Trust Service Provider Conformity Assessment - Requirements for conformity assessment bodies assessing Trust Service Providers

The present document contains requirements for the competence, consistent operation and impartiality of conformity
assessment bodies assessing and certifying conformity of trust service providers (TSPs) and the trust services they
provide towards defined criteria against which they claim conformance.
NOTE: Those requirements are independent of the type and class of trust service provided.
The present document applies the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 [1] to the specific requirements of
conformity assessment of TSPs.

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ETSI TS 119 403 V2.2.1 (2015-08)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);
Trust Service Provider Conformity Assessment -
Requirements for conformity assessment bodies
assessing Trust Service Providers
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Reference
RTS/ESI-0019403-TSv221
Keywords
conformity, e-commerce, electronic signature,
security, trust services
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................... 7

3.1 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 7

3.2 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 8

4.1 Legal and contractual matters ............................................................................................................................. 8

4.1.1 Legal responsibility....................................................................................................................................... 8

4.1.2 Certification agreement ................................................................................................................................. 8

4.1.3 Use of license, certificates and marks of conformity .................................................................................... 8

4.2 Management of impartiality ............................................................................................................................... 8

4.2.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................... 8

4.2.1 Activities not conflicting with impartiality ................................................................................................... 8

4.3 Liability and financing ....................................................................................................................................... 8

4.4 Non-discriminatory conditions ........................................................................................................................... 9

4.5 Confidentiality .................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.6 Publicly available information ........................................................................................................................... 9

5 Structural requirements ............................................................................................................................ 9

5.1 Organizational structure and top management ................................................................................................... 9

5.2 Mechanism for safeguarding impartiality ........................................................................................................... 9

6 Resource requirements ............................................................................................................................. 9

6.1 Conformity Assessment Body personnel ........................................................................................................... 9

6.1.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

6.1.2 Management of competence for personnel involved in the audit process..................................................... 9

6.1.2.0 General requirements .............................................................................................................................. 9

6.1.2.1 Management of competence.................................................................................................................... 9

6.1.2.2 Training of audit teams ........................................................................................................................... 9

6.2 Resources for evaluation .................................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.1 Internal resources ........................................................................................................................................ 10

6.2.1.0 General requirement .............................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.1.1 Competence of Conformity Assessment Body personnel ..................................................................... 10

6.2.1.2 Competences for all functions ............................................................................................................... 10

6.2.1.3 Competences for application review ..................................................................................................... 10

6.2.1.4 Competences and prerequisites for auditing.......................................................................................... 11

6.2.1.5 Competences for review ........................................................................................................................ 11

6.2.1.6 Competences for certification decision ................................................................................................. 11

6.2.1.7 Competences for Technical Experts ...................................................................................................... 11

6.2.1.8 Audit team ............................................................................................................................................. 12

6.2.1.9 Audit team leader .................................................................................................................................. 12

7 Process requirements .............................................................................................................................. 13

7.1 General requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 13

7.2 Application ....................................................................................................................................................... 13

7.3 Application Review .......................................................................................................................................... 13

7.3.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 13

7.4 Audit ................................................................................................................................................................. 13

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7.4.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 13

7.4.1 Audit Scope ................................................................................................................................................ 13

7.4.1.0 Audit Scope General ............................................................................................................................. 13

7.4.1.1 Audit Team Mandate............................................................................................................................. 14

7.4.1.2 Audit Methodology ............................................................................................................................... 14

7.4.2 Audit time ................................................................................................................................................... 15

7.4.3 Multiple sites .............................................................................................................................................. 15

7.4.3.1 When to Consider Sample Based Approach ......................................................................................... 15

7.4.3.2 Requirements of Sample Based Approach ............................................................................................ 15

7.4.4 Audit Report ............................................................................................................................................... 16

7.4.4.1 Report contents ..................................................................................................................................... 16

7.4.4.2 Report contents details to be provided .................................................................................................. 16

7.4.5 Audit process .............................................................................................................................................. 17

7.4.5.1 General preparation for the initial audit ................................................................................................ 17

7.4.5.2 Audit Process ........................................................................................................................................ 17

7.4.5.3 Stage 1 audit .......................................................................................................................................... 17

7.4.5.4 Stage 2 audit .......................................................................................................................................... 18

7.4.6 Audit Frequency ......................................................................................................................................... 19

7.5 Review .............................................................................................................................................................. 19

7.6 Certification decision ....................................................................................................................................... 19

7.7 Certification documentation ............................................................................................................................. 19

7.8 Directory of certified products ......................................................................................................................... 19

7.9 Surveillance ...................................................................................................................................................... 19

7.10 Changes affecting certification ......................................................................................................................... 20

7.11 Termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification .................................................................. 20

7.12 Records ............................................................................................................................................................. 20

7.13 Complaints and appeals .................................................................................................................................... 20

8 Management system requirements ......................................................................................................... 21

8.1 Options ............................................................................................................................................................. 21

8.2 General management system documentation ................................................................................................... 21

8.3 Control of documents ....................................................................................................................................... 21

8.4 Control of records ............................................................................................................................................. 21

8.5 Management review ......................................................................................................................................... 21

8.6 Internal audits ................................................................................................................................................... 21

8.7 Corrective actions ............................................................................................................................................. 21

8.8 Preventive actions............................................................................................................................................. 21

Annex A (informative): Auditors' code of conduct .............................................................................. 22

Annex B (informative): Bibliography ................................................................................................... 23

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 24

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Intellectual Property Rights

IPRs essential or potentially essential to the present document may have been declared to ETSI. The information

pertaining to these essential IPRs, if any, is publicly available for ETSI members and non-members, and can be found

in ETSI SR 000 314: "Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); Essential, or potentially Essential, IPRs notified to ETSI in

respect of ETSI standards", which is available from the ETSI Secretariat. Latest updates are available on the ETSI Web

server (http://ipr.etsi.org).

Pursuant to the ETSI IPR Policy, no investigation, including IPR searches, has been carried out by ETSI. No guarantee

can be given as to the existence of other IPRs not referenced in ETSI SR 000 314 (or the updates on the ETSI Web

server) which are, or may be, or may become, essential to the present document.
Foreword

This Technical Specification (TS) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electronic Signatures and

Infrastructures (ESI).
Modal verbs terminology

In the present document "shall", "shall not", "should", "should not", "may", "need not", "will", "will not", "can" and

"cannot" are to be interpreted as described in clause 3.2 of the ETSI Drafting Rules (Verbal forms for the expression of

provisions).

"must" and "must not" are NOT allowed in ETSI deliverables except when used in direct citation.

Introduction

ISO/IEC 17065 [1] is an international standard which specifies general requirements for conformity assessment

bodies (CABs) performing certification of products, processes, or services. These requirements are not focussed on any

specific application domain where CABs work.

In the present document the general requirements are supplemented to provide additional dedicated requirements for

CABs performing certification of Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and the trust services they provide towards defined

criteria against which they claim conformance.

The present document is aiming to meet the general requirements of the international community to provide trust and

confidence in electronic transactions including, amongst others, applicable requirements from Regulation (EU)

No 910/2014 [i.1], and from CA Browser Forum [i.10].

The present document's aims include support of national accreditation bodies as specified in Regulation (EC)

No. 765/2008 [i.4] in applying ISO/IEC 17065 [1] for the accreditation of CABs that certify TSPs and the trust services

they provide so that this is carried out in a consistent manner. In accordance with [i.4], attestations issued by conformity

assessment bodies accredited by a national accreditation body can be formally recognized across Europe.

The present document does not repeat requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1] but follows its document structure. Where

needed, additional requirements are specified. This is mainly the case for requirements on resources (clause 6) and on

the assessment process (clause 7). For all other chapters of ISO/IEC 17065 [1] few or no additional requirements are

needed.

The present document also incorporates many requirements relating to the audit of a TSP's management system, as

defined in ISO/IEC 17021 [i.12]. In particular this relates to the information security management system (ISMS), as

defined in ISO/IEC 27006 [i.11]. These requirements are incorporated by including text to derived from these

documents in the present document, as well indirectly through references to requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 [i.12].

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1 Scope

The present document contains requirements for the competence, consistent operation and impartiality of conformity

assessment bodies assessing and certifying conformity of trust service providers (TSPs) and the trust services they

provide towards defined criteria against which they claim conformance.

NOTE: Those requirements are independent of the type and class of trust service provided.

The present document applies the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 [1] to the specific requirements of

conformity assessment of TSPs.
2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

reference document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

http://docbox.etsi.org/Reference.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] ISO/IEC 17065: "Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes

and services".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

reference document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] Regulation 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic

identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing

Directive 1999/93/EC.

[i.2] ETSI EN 319 411-1: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and security

requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing certificates; Part 1: General requirements".

[i.3] ETSI EN 319 411-2: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and security

requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing certificates; Part 2: Policy requirements for

certification authorities issuing qualified certificates".

[i.4] EC Regulation No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting

out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of

products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93.

[i.5] ISO/IEC 17000:2004: "Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles".

[i.6] ETSI EN 319 401: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); General Policy Requirements

for Trust Service Providers supporting Electronic Signatures".
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[i.7] ISO/IEC 15408: "Information technology - Security techniques - Evaluation criteria for IT

security".

[i.8] ISO/IEC 27001: "Information technology - Security techniques - Information security

management systems - Requirements".

[i.9] ETSI EN 319 421: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and Security

Requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing Time-Stamps".

[i.10] CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted

Certificates.

[i.11] ISO/IEC 27006: "Information technology - Security techniques - Requirements for bodies

providing audit and certification of information security management systems".

[i.12] ISO/IEC 17021: "Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and

certification of management systems".

[i.13] ISO/IEC 27002: "Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information

security controls".
3 Definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 17065 [1] and the following

apply:

auditor: person who assesses conformity to requirements as specified in a given requirements document

competence: ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve intended results

conformity assessment: process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process, service,

system, person or body have been fulfilled

NOTE: From Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 [i.4] and section 2.1 of ISO/IEC 17000:2004 [i.5].

conformity assessment body: body that performs conformity assessment services which is accredited as competent to

carry out conformity assessment of a qualified trust service provider and the qualified trust services it provides

NOTE: This is equivalent to conformity assessment body as specified in point 13 Article 2 of Regulation (EC)

No 765/2008 [i.4].

national accreditation body: sole body in a State that performs accreditation with authority derived from the State

NOTE: This is equivalent to national accreditation body as specified in point 11 Article 2 of Regulation (EC)

No 765/2008 [i.4].

technical expert: person who provides specific knowledge or expertise to the audit team

NOTE 1: Specific knowledge or expertise relates to the organization, the process or activity to be audited, or

language or culture.
NOTE 2: A technical expert does not act as an auditor in the audit team.

trust service: electronic service which enhances trust and confidence in electronic transactions

NOTE: Such trust services are typically but not necessarily using cryptographic techniques or involving

confidential material.

Trust Service Provider (TSP): entity which provides one or more electronic trust services

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3.2 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
CA Certification Authority
CAB Conformity Assessment Body
EC European Commission
EU European Union
ISMS Information Security Management System
IT Information Technology
TSP Trust Service Provider
4 General requirements
4.1 Legal and contractual matters
4.1.1 Legal responsibility
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.1 shall apply.
4.1.2 Certification agreement
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.2 shall apply.
4.1.3 Use of license, certificates and marks of conformity
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.3 shall apply.
4.2 Management of impartiality
4.2.0 General requirements

The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.2 shall apply. In addition, the following TSP-specific requirements

and guidance apply.
4.2.1 Activities not conflicting with impartiality

Conformity Assessment Bodies and its personnel may carry out additional activities provided they do not constitute a

risk to its impartiality. These activities may include but are not limited to:

a) organizing and participating in information meetings about the certification scheme in general;

b) arranging and participating as a lecturer in training courses, provided that, where these courses relate to TSPs,

related security controls or auditing, lecturers shall confine themselves to the provision of generic information

and advice which is publicly available;

c) activities prior to audit, solely aimed at determining readiness for audit; however, such activities shall not

result in the provision of recommendations or advice for specific solutions and shall not result in a reduction in

the eventual audit duration;

d) performing third party audits according to standards, publicly available specifications or regulatory

requirements other than those being part of the scope of accreditation; or
e) adding value during audits.

EXAMPLE: Adding value during audits includes identifying opportunities for improvement, as they become

evident during the audit, without recommending specific solutions.
4.3 Liability and financing
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.3 shall apply.
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4.4 Non-discriminatory conditions
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.4 shall apply.
4.5 Confidentiality
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.5 shall apply.
4.6 Publicly available information
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.6 shall apply.
5 Structural requirements
5.1 Organizational structure and top management
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 5.1 shall apply.
5.2 Mechanism for safeguarding impartiality
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 5
...

SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST-TS ETSI/TS 119 403 V2.2.1:2016
01-februar-2016
Elektronski podpisi in infrastruktura (ESI) - Ugotavljanje skladnosti ponudnikov
storitev zaupanja - Zahteve za ugotavljanje skladnosti organov, ki ocenjujejo
ponudnike storitev zaupanja

Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI) - Trust Service Provider Conformity

Assessment - Requirements for conformity assessment bodies assessing Trust Service

Providers
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: ETSI TS 119 403 V2.2.1 (2015-08)
ICS:
03.080.99 Druge storitve Other services
35.040.01 Kodiranje informacij na Information coding in general
splošno
SIST-TS ETSI/TS 119 403 V2.2.1:2016 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST-TS ETSI/TS 119 403 V2.2.1:2016
ETSI TS 119 403 V2.2.1 (2015-08)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI);
Trust Service Provider Conformity Assessment -
Requirements for conformity assessment bodies
assessing Trust Service Providers
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2 ETSI TS 119 403 V2.2.1 (2015-08)
Reference
RTS/ESI-0019403-TSv221
Keywords
conformity, e-commerce, electronic signature,
security, trust services
ETSI
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................... 7

3.1 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 7

3.2 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 8

4.1 Legal and contractual matters ............................................................................................................................. 8

4.1.1 Legal responsibility....................................................................................................................................... 8

4.1.2 Certification agreement ................................................................................................................................. 8

4.1.3 Use of license, certificates and marks of conformity .................................................................................... 8

4.2 Management of impartiality ............................................................................................................................... 8

4.2.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................... 8

4.2.1 Activities not conflicting with impartiality ................................................................................................... 8

4.3 Liability and financing ....................................................................................................................................... 8

4.4 Non-discriminatory conditions ........................................................................................................................... 9

4.5 Confidentiality .................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.6 Publicly available information ........................................................................................................................... 9

5 Structural requirements ............................................................................................................................ 9

5.1 Organizational structure and top management ................................................................................................... 9

5.2 Mechanism for safeguarding impartiality ........................................................................................................... 9

6 Resource requirements ............................................................................................................................. 9

6.1 Conformity Assessment Body personnel ........................................................................................................... 9

6.1.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

6.1.2 Management of competence for personnel involved in the audit process..................................................... 9

6.1.2.0 General requirements .............................................................................................................................. 9

6.1.2.1 Management of competence.................................................................................................................... 9

6.1.2.2 Training of audit teams ........................................................................................................................... 9

6.2 Resources for evaluation .................................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.1 Internal resources ........................................................................................................................................ 10

6.2.1.0 General requirement .............................................................................................................................. 10

6.2.1.1 Competence of Conformity Assessment Body personnel ..................................................................... 10

6.2.1.2 Competences for all functions ............................................................................................................... 10

6.2.1.3 Competences for application review ..................................................................................................... 10

6.2.1.4 Competences and prerequisites for auditing.......................................................................................... 11

6.2.1.5 Competences for review ........................................................................................................................ 11

6.2.1.6 Competences for certification decision ................................................................................................. 11

6.2.1.7 Competences for Technical Experts ...................................................................................................... 11

6.2.1.8 Audit team ............................................................................................................................................. 12

6.2.1.9 Audit team leader .................................................................................................................................. 12

7 Process requirements .............................................................................................................................. 13

7.1 General requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 13

7.2 Application ....................................................................................................................................................... 13

7.3 Application Review .......................................................................................................................................... 13

7.3.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 13

7.4 Audit ................................................................................................................................................................. 13

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7.4.0 General requirements .................................................................................................................................. 13

7.4.1 Audit Scope ................................................................................................................................................ 13

7.4.1.0 Audit Scope General ............................................................................................................................. 13

7.4.1.1 Audit Team Mandate............................................................................................................................. 14

7.4.1.2 Audit Methodology ............................................................................................................................... 14

7.4.2 Audit time ................................................................................................................................................... 15

7.4.3 Multiple sites .............................................................................................................................................. 15

7.4.3.1 When to Consider Sample Based Approach ......................................................................................... 15

7.4.3.2 Requirements of Sample Based Approach ............................................................................................ 15

7.4.4 Audit Report ............................................................................................................................................... 16

7.4.4.1 Report contents ..................................................................................................................................... 16

7.4.4.2 Report contents details to be provided .................................................................................................. 16

7.4.5 Audit process .............................................................................................................................................. 17

7.4.5.1 General preparation for the initial audit ................................................................................................ 17

7.4.5.2 Audit Process ........................................................................................................................................ 17

7.4.5.3 Stage 1 audit .......................................................................................................................................... 17

7.4.5.4 Stage 2 audit .......................................................................................................................................... 18

7.4.6 Audit Frequency ......................................................................................................................................... 19

7.5 Review .............................................................................................................................................................. 19

7.6 Certification decision ....................................................................................................................................... 19

7.7 Certification documentation ............................................................................................................................. 19

7.8 Directory of certified products ......................................................................................................................... 19

7.9 Surveillance ...................................................................................................................................................... 19

7.10 Changes affecting certification ......................................................................................................................... 20

7.11 Termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification .................................................................. 20

7.12 Records ............................................................................................................................................................. 20

7.13 Complaints and appeals .................................................................................................................................... 20

8 Management system requirements ......................................................................................................... 21

8.1 Options ............................................................................................................................................................. 21

8.2 General management system documentation ................................................................................................... 21

8.3 Control of documents ....................................................................................................................................... 21

8.4 Control of records ............................................................................................................................................. 21

8.5 Management review ......................................................................................................................................... 21

8.6 Internal audits ................................................................................................................................................... 21

8.7 Corrective actions ............................................................................................................................................. 21

8.8 Preventive actions............................................................................................................................................. 21

Annex A (informative): Auditors' code of conduct .............................................................................. 22

Annex B (informative): Bibliography ................................................................................................... 23

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 24

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Intellectual Property Rights

IPRs essential or potentially essential to the present document may have been declared to ETSI. The information

pertaining to these essential IPRs, if any, is publicly available for ETSI members and non-members, and can be found

in ETSI SR 000 314: "Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); Essential, or potentially Essential, IPRs notified to ETSI in

respect of ETSI standards", which is available from the ETSI Secretariat. Latest updates are available on the ETSI Web

server (http://ipr.etsi.org).

Pursuant to the ETSI IPR Policy, no investigation, including IPR searches, has been carried out by ETSI. No guarantee

can be given as to the existence of other IPRs not referenced in ETSI SR 000 314 (or the updates on the ETSI Web

server) which are, or may be, or may become, essential to the present document.
Foreword

This Technical Specification (TS) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electronic Signatures and

Infrastructures (ESI).
Modal verbs terminology

In the present document "shall", "shall not", "should", "should not", "may", "need not", "will", "will not", "can" and

"cannot" are to be interpreted as described in clause 3.2 of the ETSI Drafting Rules (Verbal forms for the expression of

provisions).

"must" and "must not" are NOT allowed in ETSI deliverables except when used in direct citation.

Introduction

ISO/IEC 17065 [1] is an international standard which specifies general requirements for conformity assessment

bodies (CABs) performing certification of products, processes, or services. These requirements are not focussed on any

specific application domain where CABs work.

In the present document the general requirements are supplemented to provide additional dedicated requirements for

CABs performing certification of Trust Service Providers (TSPs) and the trust services they provide towards defined

criteria against which they claim conformance.

The present document is aiming to meet the general requirements of the international community to provide trust and

confidence in electronic transactions including, amongst others, applicable requirements from Regulation (EU)

No 910/2014 [i.1], and from CA Browser Forum [i.10].

The present document's aims include support of national accreditation bodies as specified in Regulation (EC)

No. 765/2008 [i.4] in applying ISO/IEC 17065 [1] for the accreditation of CABs that certify TSPs and the trust services

they provide so that this is carried out in a consistent manner. In accordance with [i.4], attestations issued by conformity

assessment bodies accredited by a national accreditation body can be formally recognized across Europe.

The present document does not repeat requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1] but follows its document structure. Where

needed, additional requirements are specified. This is mainly the case for requirements on resources (clause 6) and on

the assessment process (clause 7). For all other chapters of ISO/IEC 17065 [1] few or no additional requirements are

needed.

The present document also incorporates many requirements relating to the audit of a TSP's management system, as

defined in ISO/IEC 17021 [i.12]. In particular this relates to the information security management system (ISMS), as

defined in ISO/IEC 27006 [i.11]. These requirements are incorporated by including text to derived from these

documents in the present document, as well indirectly through references to requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 [i.12].

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1 Scope

The present document contains requirements for the competence, consistent operation and impartiality of conformity

assessment bodies assessing and certifying conformity of trust service providers (TSPs) and the trust services they

provide towards defined criteria against which they claim conformance.

NOTE: Those requirements are independent of the type and class of trust service provided.

The present document applies the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 [1] to the specific requirements of

conformity assessment of TSPs.
2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

reference document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

http://docbox.etsi.org/Reference.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] ISO/IEC 17065: "Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes

and services".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

reference document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] Regulation 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic

identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing

Directive 1999/93/EC.

[i.2] ETSI EN 319 411-1: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and security

requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing certificates; Part 1: General requirements".

[i.3] ETSI EN 319 411-2: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and security

requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing certificates; Part 2: Policy requirements for

certification authorities issuing qualified certificates".

[i.4] EC Regulation No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting

out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of

products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93.

[i.5] ISO/IEC 17000:2004: "Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles".

[i.6] ETSI EN 319 401: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); General Policy Requirements

for Trust Service Providers supporting Electronic Signatures".
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[i.7] ISO/IEC 15408: "Information technology - Security techniques - Evaluation criteria for IT

security".

[i.8] ISO/IEC 27001: "Information technology - Security techniques - Information security

management systems - Requirements".

[i.9] ETSI EN 319 421: "Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI); Policy and Security

Requirements for Trust Service Providers issuing Time-Stamps".

[i.10] CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements for the Issuance and Management of Publicly-Trusted

Certificates.

[i.11] ISO/IEC 27006: "Information technology - Security techniques - Requirements for bodies

providing audit and certification of information security management systems".

[i.12] ISO/IEC 17021: "Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and

certification of management systems".

[i.13] ISO/IEC 27002: "Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information

security controls".
3 Definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 17065 [1] and the following

apply:

auditor: person who assesses conformity to requirements as specified in a given requirements document

competence: ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve intended results

conformity assessment: process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process, service,

system, person or body have been fulfilled

NOTE: From Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 [i.4] and section 2.1 of ISO/IEC 17000:2004 [i.5].

conformity assessment body: body that performs conformity assessment services which is accredited as competent to

carry out conformity assessment of a qualified trust service provider and the qualified trust services it provides

NOTE: This is equivalent to conformity assessment body as specified in point 13 Article 2 of Regulation (EC)

No 765/2008 [i.4].

national accreditation body: sole body in a State that performs accreditation with authority derived from the State

NOTE: This is equivalent to national accreditation body as specified in point 11 Article 2 of Regulation (EC)

No 765/2008 [i.4].

technical expert: person who provides specific knowledge or expertise to the audit team

NOTE 1: Specific knowledge or expertise relates to the organization, the process or activity to be audited, or

language or culture.
NOTE 2: A technical expert does not act as an auditor in the audit team.

trust service: electronic service which enhances trust and confidence in electronic transactions

NOTE: Such trust services are typically but not necessarily using cryptographic techniques or involving

confidential material.

Trust Service Provider (TSP): entity which provides one or more electronic trust services

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3.2 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
CA Certification Authority
CAB Conformity Assessment Body
EC European Commission
EU European Union
ISMS Information Security Management System
IT Information Technology
TSP Trust Service Provider
4 General requirements
4.1 Legal and contractual matters
4.1.1 Legal responsibility
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.1 shall apply.
4.1.2 Certification agreement
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.2 shall apply.
4.1.3 Use of license, certificates and marks of conformity
The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.1.3 shall apply.
4.2 Management of impartiality
4.2.0 General requirements

The requirements from ISO/IEC 17065 [1], clause 4.2 shall apply. In addition, the following TSP-specific requirements

and guidance apply.
4.2.1 Activities not conflicting with impartiality

Conformity Assessment Bodies and its personnel may carry out additional activities provided they do not constitute a

risk to its impartiality. These activities may include but are not limited to:

a) organizing and participating in information meetings about the certification scheme in general;

b) arranging and participating as a lecturer in training courses, provided that, where these courses relate to TSPs,

related security controls or auditing, lecturers shall confine themselves to the provision of generic information

and advice which is publicly available;

c) activities prior to audit, solely aimed at determining readiness for audit; however, such activities shall not

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