Product Certification & Marks
A Comprehensive Range of Product Certifications and Marks
Product certification marks are a clear sign that the products have been thoroughly tested and that they meet all the required safety or performance standards, nationally and internationally, in multiple markets across the world.
About Product Certification and Marks
At DEKRA, we issue a comprehensive range of marks and certifications so that our customers are easily able to demonstrate to their clients and end-users that safety, performance, and quality are paramount. DEKRA’s product certifications and marks reduce the risks of liability and reputation issues and make it far easier for our customers to export their products or components to new and emerging markets worldwide.
Products marketed in the European Union, for example, need to meet various regulations relating to safety, performance, quality and other aspects. For most products, manufacturers, importers, and retailers show compliance with all applicable regulations by means of the CE mark. The customer will perform the CE conformity assessment themselves and issue the CE mark. Then they will use DEKRA, as an objective and independent third party, to obtain a safety or quality mark (e.g. KEMA-KEUR, ENEC+, or GS).
At DEKRA we provide testing and certification services in nearly 200 countries and regions, and we work with over 100 partners worldwide for local approvals. DEKRA acts as a Certification Body and as a Notified Body according to all major national and international following directives and regulations.
The certification marks we issue
At DEKRA, we issue a wide range of marks and certifications so you can demonstrate to your clients and end-users that safety, performance and quality are important to you.
The CCA Mark covers virtually all electrical equipment and components sold on the EU market. This certification mark confirms that you comply with the relevant standards and regulations and can be combined with KEMA-KEUR.
Manufacturers increasingly need to demonstrate that their electrical products comply with IEC standards. In addition, they need regional differences to be taken into account. A CB report shows that you meet these criteria and opens doors for your company worldwide. With a CB report you can apply for other national certification marks from test houses affiliated with the IECEE. DEKRA acts as a National Certification Body (NCB) and as a Certified Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL). We can test and certify under the CB scheme.
Manufacturers and retailers intending to market their products in the Chinese market need to show compliance with the CCC scheme. DEKRA’s CB reports can be easily converted into mandatory CCC certificates, as we are recognized by the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) and China Certification Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility (CEMC).
DEKRA is a Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the U.S. and a Certification Body accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC). We support you to access these markets when your product complies with the relevant standards.
Do you manufacture batteries or wireless components? Getting certified for CTIA can help set your products apart from the competition and grant you access to the US market.
The E4 Mark demonstrates that you meet the latest compulsory EMC requirements for automotive products and components throughout Europe.
Devices with an electrical energy source must comply with the European EMC directive if they are marketed in or exported to EU markets. DEKRA provides testing and certification, leading to the DEKRA EMC Mark.
The ENEC Mark is the single certification mark for electrical and lighting products and components for the entire European Union. It can be combined with KEMA-KEUR and demonstrates safety and performance.
The ENEC+ Mark covers overall performance of lighting products, from the beginning of the product life cycle, and can be combined together with ENEC for a strong proposition.
The Gulf countries have developed and implemented their own mandatory safety standards and technical regulations for low-voltage electronics and appliances, as well as for toys. DEKRA is a GSO Notified Body and can help you comply and obtain the GCC Mark (also known as the G Mark) for your products.
The GS Mark is a voluntary safety mark for the EU market and is well recognized in Germany and in German-speaking countries. Certified products must meet the quality and safety requirements of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG). DEKRA can help to ensure you comply with the legal and safety requirements of the ProdSG, leading to approved use of the GS Mark for your products.
The HAR is a common mark for cables and cords which comply with harmonized European specifications. It is a well-recognized mark that supports cable manufacturers in exporting their products to countries where CENELEC standards have been officially implemented.
For products designed to be used in explosion risk environments, DEKRA acts as a certification body and test laboratory. With an internationally recognized IECEx certification, you gain direct access to many markets because you comply with the relevant standards and regulations. IECEx can be combined with ATEX, FM, QPS and TIIS, for example.
INMETRO is the compulsory certification mark for electrical and non-electrical products marketed in Brazil. DEKRA’s local offices in Brazil, with Portuguese-speaking experts, are ready to support you.
The KEMA-KEUR mark demonstrates the electrical safety and quality of your products. In addition, it indicates that your products and manufacturing facilities are monitored regularly by DEKRA. It is recognized throughout Europe and other markets worldwide. KEMA-KEUR can be combined with EMC and wireless testing, for example. In addition, we can provide a CCA report together with KEMA-KEUR so you can request other certification marks from test houses affiliated with CENELEC without retesting. Finally, we can also provide you with a CB report, which allows you to apply for certification marks from test houses affiliated with the IECEE.
The DEKRA LED Performance Mark confirms that your lighting products meet the relevant safety and performance requirements.
DEKRA cooperates with MET Laboratories in the area of market access to North America.