The BEV has for the sector metrology the legal mandate to provide the base of the national metrology infrastructure.

The tasks in the field of metrology are carried out by the Metrology Service and by the verification offices. These tasks include the maintenance of the measurement standards, type approval and verification of measuring instruments as well as different kinds of surveillance and inspection (market surveillance, prepackages, eg.). Calibrations, tests, seminars and expertise are provided within the frame of the Physico-technical Testing Service, a restricted legal entity. Furthermore, the BEV is notified body of the EU.

Participating in the arrangement on mutual recognition in the frame of the Metre Convention (CIPM MRA) and fulfilling the stipulated requirements ensures the international recognition of services.