International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

What we do



Facts & figures

The IEC is a not-for-profit, quasi-governmental organization, founded in 1906, which develops International Standards in electrotechnology and operates CA (Conformity Assessment) Systems. More details can be found in the organization and funding section.


The IEC Annual Report provides detailed information about IEC activities and performance.


IEC Family

IEC NCs (National Committees)
Full Members
Associate Members
Affiliate Country Programme
With Adoptions
Without Adoptions
Total Participants


Technical Work

IEC TCs/SCs (Technical Committees and Subcommittees)
Technical Committees
Working Groups
Project Teams
Maintenance Teams



2019 at a glance


Total Publications (as of 2019-12-31) (including 14 Guides)
International Standards
Technical Specifications
Technical Reports
Total IEC publications
IEC publications developed by IEC CO
Publications developed outside IEC CO
Total publications


Publications issued in 2019 (including 2 Guides)
International Standards
Technical Specifications
Technical Reports
Total IEC production
IEC production
Production outside IEC CO
Total production
FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) issued in 2019
with CENELEC parallel vote
Total FDIS
CDV (Committee Draft for Vote) issued 2019
with CENELEC parallel enquiry
Total CDV
Active projects (as of 2019-12-31)
Total Projects
Average development time


Conformity Assessment

IECEE (as of 2019-12-31)
IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components
Participating countries
National certification bodies
Testing laboratories
Certificates issued
IECQ (as of 2018-12-31)
IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components
Member countries
Certification bodies (CBs)
IECQ reg. CB branches
Total IECQ certificates
IECEx (as of 2018-12-31)
IEC System for Certification to Standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres
Member countries
Accepted certification bodies (ExCBs)
Ex testing laboratories (ExTLs)
Recognized training providers (RTPs)
Certificates and reports issued
IECRE (as of 2019-12-31)
IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications
Participating countries
Certification bodies
Testing laboratories
Inspection bodies
Certificates issued