IEC Conformity Assessment Systems
Choosing the right System
Find out which of the IEC CA (Conformity Assessment) Systems is the right one for your needs:
Electrical equipment: safety and performance
IECEE - IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components
safety and performance
IECEE covers safety and performance for a wide variety of equipment and components used in homes, offices, workshops, healthcare facilities and more. IECEE Test Certificates are mutually recognized by all members. A product that has been tested in one member market will not have to be retested in another, if the relevant national differences have been taken into account. As a result approval and certification at the national level is greatly facilitated.
Certificates that open many markets
In many countries, IECEE CB Test Certificates and Test Reports are proof of compliance to regulatory requirements, and many retailers, buyers and vendors are happy to import electrical goods carrying an IECEE Test Certificate.
IECEx - IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres
IECEx covers the highly specialized field of explosion protection associated with the use of equipment in areas where flammable gases, liquids and combustible dusts may be present. This System provides the assurance that equipment is manufactured to meet safety standards, and that services such as installation, repair and overhaul also comply with IEC International Standards on safety. The United Nations, via UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), recommends the IEC and IECEx as the world’s best practice model for the verification of conformity to International Standards. It published a “Common Regulatory Framework” encompassing the use of IEC International Standards developed by IEC TC (Technical Committee) 31: Equipment for explosive atmospheres, with proof of compliance demonstrated by IECEx.
IECQ - IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components
IECQ ensures the safety and reliability of electronic components used in the IT industry, avionics, and more. It also monitors and tests the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and provides assessment and certification for facilities that handle unprotected ESD (electrostatic discharge) sensitive devices.