Access to the lucrative North American market is a must for most manufacturers of electrical or electronic products. To access this market,certification is required for the U.S. and Canada.

Do you have access to the North America Market?

Products come and go, but manufacturers and retailers must sell safe products.

The brand image and reputation a merchant has carefully nurtured for years can be tainted in an instant if their product suffers a major recall or a liability for injury suit. One incident can wipe out previous efforts in a single loss.


There are several third-party organizations that are recognized as having the capability to provide product safety testing and certification services to manufacturers for a wide range of products in North America. They are represented in the U.S. by Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTLs) and recognized by the government agency OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). In Canada, they are represented by Testing Organizations/Certification Bodies recognized by SCC (Standards Council of Canada). The testing and certifications handled by these bodies are based on product safety standards developed by U.S. or Canadian-based standards development organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Bureau Veritas provides the necessary tools to meet certification requirements with an enhanced process. Bureau Veritas Laboratory is an approved NRTL listed on the OSHA website ( and in Canada as listed on the SCC website ( Its employees are skilled in handling all aspects of testing, report writing, final reports, certification, initial plant inspections and follow-up service. This allows us to provide rapid turnaround, resulting in a shorter time to market and ultimately less expense. We can also provide you with the added convenience of arranging a transfer of existing certifications.



Perform testing (Test Report from Existing accreditation body/Witness testing (Bureau Veritas Lab or Client Lab)/Via CB-scheme/Bureau Veritas Lab acting as Approved laboratory)

Submit application to Bureau Veritas Laboratory (including Initial Inspection Report)

Bureau Veritas Laboratory application and issues decision if successful

Yearly follow up inspections (usually 2 times per year) to ensure continued control

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