The IEC Conformity Assessment Systems

The IEC manages the operation of four worldwide Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems. These CA systems represent the only globally standardized approach to testing, inspection and certification

The CAB does not manage the day-to-day work of the CA Systems operated by the IEC, but the Systems report regularly to the CAB, which approves their basic rules. The Systems are governed by management committees composed of representatives of their members. The participants in the Systems are themselves responsible for the tests they carry out and the certificates and marks that they issue under an IEC CA Scheme.

Relevant CAB policy and procedural documents can be found on the Standing Documents page.

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IECEE

IECEE is the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components.

IECRE

IECRE

IECRE is the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications.

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IECEx

IECEx is the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.

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IECQ 

IECQ is the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components.

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Facts & figures

IECEE

(as of 2020-12-31)

IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components

Member countries 54
National certification bodies 90
Testing laboratories 556
Certificates issued in 2020 121331

IECQ

(as of 2020-12-31)

IEC Quality Assessment System
for Electronic Components
 

Member countries 12
Certification bodies 28
Reg. CB branches 67
Certificates in total 9623

IECEx

(as of 2020-12-31)

IEC System for Certification to Standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres

Member countries 35
Certification bodies (ExCBs) 90
Ex testing laboratories (ExTLs) 68
Recognized training providers 34
Certificates & reports in total 108838

IECRE

(as of 2020-12-31)

IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications

Member countries 14
Certification bodies 13
Testing laboratories 32
Inspection bodies 4
Certificates issued in 2020 119