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

Conformity assessment

A passport to the world


The IEC manages four Conformity Assessment Systems – IECEE, IECEx, IECQ and IECRE – that between them cover the whole range of electrotechnical sectors.


The combination of IEC International Standards and CA Systems makes products safer and more reliable, increasing consumer confidence and public safety.


All Members of IEC CA Systems committee accept certificates issued by other Members. Duplication of tests is largely eliminated, reducing time and cost. A manufacturer based in a non-member country can approach a certification body in any Member country and have its products tested and certified.


The IEC is the only organization in the world that provides a true international standardized form of certification. IEC Conformity Assessment Systems are the largest and best known multilateral agreements based on one-time testing of products globally and the most direct way to most markets.