The Yugoslav Accreditation Body (JUAT), later to become the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS), was founded in 1998 by means of the Decree on the Establishment of the Yugoslav Accreditation Body. In the period between 1998 and 2000 JUAT performed its accreditation activities as a collegial public administration body of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia within the Federal Ministry of Development, Science and Environment. On 28th June 2000, this collegial body made its first decision on accreditation.
From 2000 to 2003, JUAT was a separate organisation, a collegial body detached from the Ministry, and from June 2003 to June 2006, it was a constituent part of the Ministry of Internal Economic Affairs of Serbia & Montenegro. It changed its name thereafter to the Accreditation Board of Serbia & Montenegro.
By means of the 2006 Act on Establishment enacted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia ATS acquired the legal personality, and status of independent and non-profit body in accordance with the Law on Accreditation the implementation of which commenced on 01.01.2006.
After the new Law on Accreditation has entered into force, from 20th October 2010 onwards, ATS was registered as an institution, while a law governing public administration services was applied in case of the ATS establishment, set-up, status and activities-related issues. ATS is the sole accreditation body in the Republic of Serbia that was delegated the performance of the accreditation activities by means of the Law on Accreditation.
The Decision on Amendments to the Act on Establishment of the Accreditation Board of Serbia entered into force on 24th February 2011, whereby the existing English version of the name of the national accreditation body "Accreditation Board of Serbia" was changed into "Accreditation Body of Serbia".