How we work
National Committee involvement
NCs (National Committees) from countries that are full members of the IEC are able to participate in the management of IEC conformity assessment activites through the CAB (Conformity Assessment Board). They can nominate individuals for election by the Council to become CAB members.
Countries can also directly participate in an IEC CA (Conformity Assessment) System. In this case the NC becomes a Member Body of the System. The NC can delegate all related work to another entity but retains full legal responsibility.
The Member Body of an IEC CA System must represent the full range of national electrotechnical interests, and should include all stakeholders from both private and public sectors. If the National Committee has delegated this task to a different entity, it nevertheless must always be fully up to date about all activities and developments.