Global EMC Labs will provide you with the flexibility, convenience and most importantly, versatility needed to obtain product certification. We have a broad knowledge in the certification industries and are responsive to all of your business goals.
Safety Certification in Canada
All electrical and similar consumer or commercial products sold in Canada
are required to be certified by a Certification Body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. Click here for a list of Certification Bodies.
Products entering Canada will be inspected by Canadian Customs authorities, and any product not certified will be not be allowed entry. Products that are shipped to Canada without certification, or products that are intended to have limited production runs may be inspected by an appropriate agency at the factory or at the port of entry in accordance with Canadian Model Code SPE 1000. This is known as a Special Inspection. Special Inspection labels are accepted by authorities in all Canadian Provinces and Territories.
Safety Certification in the USA
In the U.S. there are many municipalities that have laws, codes or regulations which require a product to be tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (UL, CSA, TUV, ETL, etc.) before it can be sold in their area.
Products intended to be used in the workplace must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) accredited by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Click here for a list of accredited laboratories.
In the past, the choice of certification bodies/NRTLs was limited to CSA in Canada and UL in the US. However, today the law in both countries allows manufacturers to choose from a number of alternative certification marks and labels of nationally accredited organizations that are equally recognized by the regulatory authority.
It's about providing seamless, value-added services at every stage of the certification process:
• Design assessment from preliminary to the finished product.
• Perform on-site and field evaluations
• Provide extensive service for certification testing at our fully equipped laboratory
• Interpret Standards of Certification and Regulatory Bodies
• Generate documentation for Certification submittal
• Responsive to Certification Bodies and their requirements