Per ISO Standards, a “certification body” is by definition a legal entity or a defined part of a legal entity (see ISO/IEC 17065 paragraph 4.1.1). This makes sense in practice, since certification bodies enter into legal contracts with their clients to provide services to establish certification (see ISO/IEC 17000 paragraph 5.5). The UL Family of Companies delivers certification services through specific certification bodies (legal entities). The links below provide general information about the UL certification bodies and the schemes that they operate.

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UL International (UK) Ltd.

The following information pertains to UL International (UK) Ltd. as a product certification body/notified body that fulfills the requirements of EN ISO/IEC 17065.

UL International (UK) Ltd. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL International (UK) Ltd. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL International (UK) Ltd. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process.

Formal processes are available to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL International (UK) Ltd., in the process of evaluating client products and/or systems. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project.

Should there be a situation, where a customer has a complaint about a service provided by UL International (UK) Ltd., the process can be found on the FAQ Website.

UL International (UK) Ltd. operates several product certification and quality audit schemes. General information about each scheme is provided below. If you would like further details, please contact Customer Service.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

Construction Products Regulation (no. 305/2011) is a regulation that lays down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products. It is adopted by the European Parliament and the European Council and it replaced Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC). The scope of this scheme includes safety and performance testing, certification and inspection of Fire Protection (Materials) and Fire Detection products covered by the Construction Products Regulation.

CPR is one of the CE marking legislative acts which includes that the manufacturer is eligible to CE mark their product once it complies with all applicable legislation related to CE marking.

UL International (UK) Ltd. is appointed as Product Certification Body (#0843) as a “System 1” body which means that the following conformity assessment methods are covered:

  • continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of factory production control;
  • initial inspection of factory and of factory production control; and
  • initial type-testing of the product (ITT).

UL International (UK) Ltd. scope as Product Certification Body:

  • Doors, windows, shutters, gates and related building hardware.
  • Fixed firefighting equipment (fire alarm/detection, fixed firefighting, fire and smoke control and explosion suppression product).
  • Internal & external wall and ceiling finishes. Internal partition kits.
  • Flat glass, profiled glass and glass block products.
  • Fire stopping, fire sealing and fire protective products. Fire retardant products.

Machinery Directive (MD)

Machinery Directive (no. 2006/42/EC) is a European Union directive concerning machinery and certain parts thereof. Its main intent is to ensure a common minimum level of safety for machinery and equipment and products placed on the market or put in service in all member states and to ensure freedom of movement within the European Union. The scope of the Directive include machinery, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, removable mechanical transmission devices, partly completed machinery.

The MD is one of the CE marking legislative acts which requires the manufacturer to CE mark their product once it complies with all applicable requirements.

UL International (UK) Ltd. scope as a Notified Body under Annex IV, categories 19, 20 and 21:

  • Protective devices designed to detect the presence of persons
  • Power-operated interlocking movable guards designed to be used as safeguards in machinery referred to in points 9, 10 and 11 (of Annex IV of MD)
  • Logic units to ensure safety functions

Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

Marine Equipment Directive (no. 2014/90/EU) is a European directive that improves safety at sea, prevents marine pollution and ensures that international safety standards for equipment on EU ships are interpreted in the same way across the EU. This Directive applies to equipment for use on existing EU-flagged ships and on new EU-flagged ships, even if they were constructed outside of the EU.

UL (International) UK Ltd. certification scope includes live-saving appliances. UL UK is appointed as a Notified Body (#0843) to issue certificates according to the conformity assessment procedures of EU-type Examination (module B), Production Quality Assurance (module D), Product Quality Assurance (module E) and Product Verification (module F).

Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPED)

Personal Protective Equipment Directive (no. 89/686/EEC) is a European directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities.

UL International (UK) Ltd. is appointed as Notified Body (#0843) to issue certificates according to the conformity assessment procedures of EC-type Examination (Article 10), System for ensuring EC quality of production by means of monitoring (Article 10(B)) and EC quality control system for the final product (Article 10(A)).

UL International (UK) Ltd. scope as Notified Body:

  • Equipment providing eye protection
  • Equipment providing face protection
  • Equipment providing foot and leg protection
  • Equipment providing general body protection (clothing)
  • Equipment providing hand and arm protection
  • Equipment providing hand protection against biological agents
  • Equipment providing head protection
  • Protective equipment against drowning and buoyancy aids
  • Protective equipment against falls from a height

UL-EU Mark Scheme for Construction Products

This scheme is identical with the UL-EU Mark Scheme provided by UL International Demko A/S Certification Body with the limitation that the scope of UL International (UK) Ltd. only include products covered by Construction Products Regulation.

Also see the Service Terms for Personal Protective Equipment Notified Body Services.

UL International Demko A/S

The following information pertains to UL International Demko A/S as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065.

UL International Demko A/S operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL International Demko A/S is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL International Demko A/S and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Customer Resources webpage.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL International Demko A/S concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with certified products.

Should there be a situation, where a customer has a complaint about a service provided by UL International Demko A/S, the process can be found on the FAQ Website.

UL International Demko A/S operates several product certification schemes. General information about each scheme, along with a description of the markings associated with each scheme, is available by clicking the links to the left.

ATEX Directive

ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) is a European directive relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The scope of the Directive includes:

  • Equipment and protective systems intended to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres;
  • Safety devices, controlling devices and regulating devices intended for use outside potentially explosive atmospheres but required for or contributing to the safe functioning of equipment and protective systems with respect to the risks of explosion;
  • Components intended to be incorporated into equipment and protective systems

Once a product complies with the ATEX Directive, and any other applicable European Directives, it is eligible to be marked with the CE mark.

UL International Demko A/S is appointed as Notified Body (#0539) to issue the EU-type Examination Certificates (under Annex III), Production Quality Assurance Notifications (under Annex IV), Product Quality Assurance Notifications (under Annex VII) and Certificates of Conformity (under Annex IX). Additionally UL International Demko A/S is also able to provide storage of the technical documentation as required by Article 13.1(b)(ii).

UL International Demko A/S scope as Notified Body:

  • Electrical products;
  • Non-electrical products;
  • Components;
  • Protective systems.

CB Scheme

The CB Scheme is a vast international arrangement established the by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for mutual acceptance of test reports among participating certification organizations in the field of electrical and electronic equipment.

The CB Scheme benefits product manufacturers and distributors engaged in international trade by providing:

  • A single point of product testing for efficient global market access
  • Global acceptance of test reports leading to national certification in CB Scheme member countries
  • Unilateral acceptance of test reports in many developing countries that are not yet participating in the CB Scheme

The CB Scheme is an international network of product certification organizations in more than 50 countries around the world. The IECEE website at http://www.iecee.org/ contains comprehensive information about the CB Scheme.

Each participating country has one or more organizations accepted by the IECEE as National Certification Bodies (NCBs). UL is one of the largest and most active CB Scheme members, and we operate four NCBs in different countries and over 50 CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs) to provide local service with global coverage for our Customers.

UL NCBs in Denmark, USA, Japan and Canada, with CBTLs in all major regions, can assess your products to a broad range of IEC standards, with any relevant National or Group Differences. The product categories and standards covered by UL in the CB Scheme are listed on the IECEE Website via the following links:
UL (Demko), UL (US), UL (JP) and UL (CA).

CB Scheme Process
  • UL will test your product to all harmonized standards and to any National Differences required for the countries in which you want to market your product.
  • UL will then issue a CB Test Certificate and a CB Test Report that you can use to obtain national certifications in participating countries.
  • You must still apply to the NCBs in your target countries for national certifications, or UL can do it for you. Please note that NCBs have the right to request product samples or ask manufacturers to develop additional data. The CB Test Certificate and associated CB Test Report you receive from UL will minimize the need for additional testing.
  • National Differences are special requirements that the IECEE CB Scheme permits each country to adopt in order to address local safety concerns. UL keeps up to date with the National Differences of CB Scheme member countries so your products are evaluated to the most current requirements of the countries you target.
  • Additional information can be found on the CB Scheme Web site at http://www.iecee.org/

CB Scheme Test Reports and Certificates may be used to obtain the following UL Marks
Additional information about all UL Marks

Applying to UL for CB Scheme Certificate
  • Simply contact UL Customer Service via the UL.com website to initiate the process. You’ll be asked to provide UL with:
    • A description of your product, including illustrations, schematics, wiring diagrams, component information, a copy of the marking plate, and any appropriate product details
    • The name and address of the company responsible for the product, as well as the list of manufacturing locations.
  • Tell us also about the countries where you intend to sell your products and UL’s Global Market Access experts can make it easy for you to gain the relevant national certifications for your target markets. Contact gma@ul.com for additional information.
  • After successful evaluation of the product according to the applicable IEC standard(s) and the National/Group Differences of the countries you choose, a CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report will be issued.

Note that additional information may be requested as part of the application process, e.g. for a new customer registration.

Please refer to the following document for the CB Scheme Services Requirements Overview

CCA Certification Scheme

CENELEC Certification Agreement (CCA) is a mutual recognition agreement covering all product categories. It enables a manufacturer who has obtained the CCA Certificate together with the D Mark to apply for any one of the other national European marks on presentation of the CCA Certificate.

Products are tested according to European standards (EN and HD). Prior to issuing a D Mark Certificate and CCA Certificate, a pre-license inspection is carried out at the manufacturer’s premises; after issuing a D Mark and CCA Certificate, regular annual surveillance of production is carried out, according to harmonized European CIG procedures.

Also see the Service Terms for CENELEC Certification Agreement (CCA) Service and the Service Terms for D-Mark Services.

D Mark Scheme

The D Mark is a Danish safety mark, indicating that the product has been tested and found to comply with the electrical safety requirements of European Standards with Danish national differences. The D Mark is voluntary and is highly regarded by consumers. The D Mark Certificate entitles the holder to affix UL Demko’s registered electrical safety mark, the D Mark, on products which, from a safety and constructional point of view, are identical with the tested and certified product. Only those products bearing the D Mark are considered certified.

The D Mark demonstrates that the tested product complies with electrical safety requirements.These electrical safety requirements are usually EN standards that are harmonized under various European Directives; e.g., Low Voltage Directive, Machinery Directive, Gas Appliances Directive, and Medical Device Directive

In order to obtain and maintain the D Mark certificate, an initial factory inspection as well as yearly factory inspection is required at the customer’s production site. The Factory Inspections are performed using the CENELEC CIG Factory Inspection Procedures.

The D Mark sends to all consumers and relevant authorities the signal that an independent third party has found the product to be in compliance with relevant electrical safety standards.

The size of the mark may be reduced or enlarged on the condition that it remains readable and that the proportions of width and height are maintained. The use of dark text for the D Mark on light backgrounds and light text for the D Mark on dark backgrounds is permitted.

In addition to the D Mark, an NCS Notification can be issued as a supplement to the D mark. The NCS Notification can be used to obtain national certificates from the other Nordic Certification Bodies.

Also see the Promotion and Advertising Guidelines for the D Mark and the Service Terms for D-Mark Services.

ENEC Mark Scheme

ENEC is the high quality European Mark for electrical products that demonstrate compliance with European safety standards. The ENEC Mark is voluntary and is highly regarded by consumers. An ENEC Mark Certificate entitles the holder to affix the ENEC Mark on products which, from a safety and constructional point of view, are identical with the tested and certified product. Only those products bearing the ENEC Mark are considered certified.

The ENEC Mark Scheme procedures constitute a full certification scheme that includes third party testing and certification, pre-license inspection followed by an annual factory inspection according to the harmonized European CIG procedures, as well as ongoing product and production monitoring by yearly retesting of selected certified products. Furthermore, the visible use of ENEC Mark logo on products is the customer’s assurance that the safety is guaranteed for the certification lifetime

The size of the mark may be reduced or enlarged on the conditions that it remains readable and that the proportions of width/height are kept. The use of dark text for the ENEC Mark on light backgrounds and light text for the ENEC Mark on dark backgrounds is permitted.

Also see the Service Terms for ENEC Services.

ENEC+ Mark Scheme

The ENEC+ Mark for LED products (modules and luminaires) complements the ENEC safety certification of these products with the addition of performance testing to specific ENEC+ Requirement Sheet including relevant requirements from IEC standards. The ENEC+ scheme verifies performance claims and assesses the robustness of product design, providing an objective basis for comparing lighting products. Only products bearing the ENEC mark and meeting the additional performance testing requirements are eligible to carry the ENEC+ Mark.

The ENEC+ Mark Scheme procedures constitute a full certification scheme that includes third party testing and certification, pre-license inspection followed by an annual factory inspection according to the harmonized European CIG procedures, as well as ongoing product and production monitoring by yearly retesting of selected certified products. Furthermore, the visible use of ENEC+ Mark logo on products is the customer’s assurance that the performance is guaranteed for the certification lifetime.

The size of the mark may be reduced or enlarged on the conditions that it remains readable and that the proportions of width/height are kept. The use of dark text for the ENEC+ Mark on light backgrounds and light text for the ENEC+ Mark on dark backgrounds is permitted.

Also see the Service Terms for the ENEC Services.

GS Mark Scheme

The GS Mark is a German safety mark, indicating that the product has been tested and found to comply with the applicable safety requirements of European Standards as well as other relevant additional GS Requirements (e.g. ergonomic, PAH, EMC, DMF). A GS Mark Certificate entitles the holder to affix the German safety mark, the GS Mark, on products, which, from a safety and constructional point of view, are identical with the tested and certified product. Only those products bearing the GS Mark are considered certified.

In order to obtain and maintain the GS Mark certificate, an initial factory inspection as well as yearly factory inspection is required at the customer’s production site. The Factory Inspections are performed using the CENELEC and the CIG Factory Inspection Procedures.

The GS Mark indicates a product’s compliance with relevant applicable standards and other additional GS Requirements, and products carrying the GS Mark fall under UL’s Factory Inspection program to determine ongoing conformity with requirements. The certification is valid for 5 years unless the product and / or the requirements change.

The GS Mark sends to all consumers and relevant authorities in Germany the signal that an independent third party has found the product to be in compliance with relevant GS requirements.

Also see the Promotion and Advertising Guidelines for the GS Mark and the Service Terms for the GS Mark Services.

Gulf Type Examination Certificate Scheme

The Gulf Type Examination Certificate is a third party certificate required by the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances – BD-142004-01 for products covered by TC 143307-01 list 2 of the regulation. The Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances – BD-142004-01 covers electrical and electronic devices and appliances and fixtures that contain electrical and/or electronic components designed for use with a voltage rating between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current. List 2 contains a list of 13 types of household products, as well as Plugs, Socket Outlets, Adaptors, Cord Extensions and Sets.

The Gulf Type Examination Certificate is applicable when products are to be placed on the market in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

UL International Demko A/S is appointed as Notified Body (#0021) to issue the Gulf Type Examination Certificate for products on list 2 in the regulation (see below on details for actual scope) and can provide testing globally through our local offices in Italy, Taiwan, Northbrook, Hong Kong, Suzhou and Guangzhou.

Gulf Type Examination Certificate Process:

  • UL will evaluate your product to all relevant electrical safety and EMC standards as well as evaluate the risk analysis provided by you (the manufacturer).
  • UL International Demko A/S will then issue a Gulf Type Examination Test Certificate after a successful evaluation and register your certificate in the GSO database.
  • Additional information about the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances – BD-142004-01 regulation can be found on the GSO website.

Applying to UL for Gulf Type Examination Certificate:

  • Simply contact UL Customer Service via the UL.com website or your local Customer Service to initiate the process. You’ll be asked to provide UL with
    • The technical documentation: description of your product, including illustrations, schematics, wiring diagrams, component information, a copy of the marking plate and manual in Arabic Language, and any appropriate product details; and,
    • The name and address of the company responsible for the product, as well as the list of manufacturing locations and storage location;
    • If relevant for accredited in-house laboratories, submit test report(s) with list of standards applied.
  • After successful evaluation of the product according to the applicable GSO/IEC standard(s), a Test Report(s) and Gulf Type Examination Certificate will be issued.

UL International Demko A/S scope as Notified Body:

  • Household appliances, general requirements
  • Domestic electric fans
  • Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment
  • Centrifugal clothes dryers and clothes washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry
  • Food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors
  • Toasters
  • Electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus and hand dryers
  • Domestic electric heating apparatus
  • Microwave ovens
  • Other ovens; cookers, boiling rings, grillers and roasters
  • Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
  • Electric smoothing irons
  • Air conditioners
  • Plugs, socket outlets, adaptors, cord extension sets and chargers

Also see the Service Terms for the Gulf Type Examination Notified Body Services.

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

IECEx System is one of the IEC’s Conformity Assessment Systems. The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is a vast international arrangement established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for mutual acceptance of test reports among participating certification organizations in the field of equipment for use in locations with potentially explosive atmospheres (Hazardous Locations). In addition to the evaluation of the equipment design, the Scheme also involves surveillance activities which are based on the requirements that the manufacturer’s quality system have to fulfill.

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme benefits product manufacturers and other stakeholder engaged in international trade by providing:

  • A single point of product testing for efficient global market access;
  • Global acceptance of test reports leading to national or regional certification in IECEx System member countries;
  • Unilateral acceptance of test reports in many developing countries that are not yet participating in the IECEx System.

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is an international network of product certification organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. The IECEx website at http://www.iecex.com/ contains comprehensive information about the IECEx System and its schemes.

Each participating country has one or more organizations accepted by the IECEx as IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs). UL is one of the largest and most active IECEx System members, and we operate three ExCBs in different countries and two IECEx Testing Laboratories (ExTLs) supported by additional testing facilities to provide local service with global coverage for our Customers.

UL ExCBs in Denmark, USA and Brazil, with testing laboratories in all major regions, can assess your products to a broad range of IEC Ex standards, with any relevant National or Group Differences. The standards covered by UL in the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme are listed on the IECEx Website.

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme Process:

  • UL will test your product to all involved IEC standards and to any National Differences required for the countries in which you want to market your product.
  • UL will assess the quality system of the manufacturer producing the involved products.
  • UL will then issue an IECEx Certificate of Conformity, IECEx Test Reports and a Quality Assessment Report that you can use to obtain national certifications in participating countries.
  • You must still apply to the national ExCB or equivalent in your target countries for national/regional certifications, or UL can do it for you. Please note that ExCBs have the right to request product samples or ask manufacturers to develop additional data. The IECEx Certificate of Conformity and associated IECEx Test Report and Quality Assessment Report you receive from UL will minimize the need for additional testing.
  • National Differences are special requirements that the IECEX Certified Equipment Scheme permits each country to adopt in order to address local safety concerns. UL keeps up to date with the National Differences of IECEx member countries so your products are evaluated to the most current requirements of the countries you target.
  • Additional information can be found on the IECEx Web site at http://www.iecex.com/

Applying to UL for IECEx Certificate of Conformity:

Simply contact UL Customer Service via the UL.com website to initiate the process. You’ll be asked to provide UL with:

  • A description of your product, including illustrations, schematics, wiring diagrams, component information, a copy of the marking plate, and any appropriate product details
  • The name and address of the company responsible for the product, as well as the list of manufacturing locations

Tell us also about the countries where you intend to sell your products and UL’s experts can make it easy for you to gain the relevant national certifications for your target markets. Contact us via http://contact.ul.com/contact-ul-hazardous-locations for additional information.

After successful evaluation of the product according to the applicable IEC standard(s) and the National/Group Differences of the countries you choose, an IECEx Certificate of Conformity and IECEx Test Reports and Quality Assessment Report will be issued.

Note that additional information may be requested as part of the application process, e.g. for a new customer registration.

Please also refer to Service Terms for IECEx System Services.

MID Directive

MID (2014/30/EU) is a European directive relating to making measuring instruments available on the market. It establishes the requirements that measuring instruments must satisfy with a view to their being made available on the market and/or put into use for the measuring tasks for reasons of public interest, public health, public safety, public order, protection of consumers, protection of the environment, etc.

The scope of the directive is defined in the instrument-specific annexes and includes water meters, gas meters, electrical energy meters, thermal energy meters, automatic weighing instruments, taximeters, material measures, dimensional measuring meters, etc.

UL International Demko A/S is appointed as Notified Body (#0539) to issue the EU-type Examination Certificates for active electrical energy meters (under Annex V (MI-003)).

Please also refer to Service Terms for Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) Notified Body Services.

UL-EU Mark Scheme

The UL-EU Mark is a European safety mark, indicating that the product has been tested and found to comply with the applicable safety requirements of European Standards. A UL-EU Mark Certificate entitles the holder to affix UL’s registered safety mark, the UL-EU Mark, on products which, from a safety and constructional point of view, are identical with the tested and certified product. Only those products bearing the UL-EU Mark are considered certified.

In order to obtain and maintain the UL-EU Mark certificate, an initial factory inspection as well as yearly factory inspection is required at the customer’s production site. The Factory Inspection is conducted using the CENELEC CIG Factory Inspection Procedures.

The UL-EU Mark indicates a product’s compliance with EN safety standards, and products carrying it fall under UL’s Follow-Up Services program to determine ongoing conformity with requirements. The UL-EU Mark is based on applicable EN standards and issued exclusively by UL. The certification is valid for 10 years unless the product and/or the requirements change.

The UL-EU Mark sends to all consumers and relevant authorities the signal that an independent third party has found the product to be in compliance with relevant electrical safety standards.

The UL-EU Mark consists of the UL in a circle symbol and the “EU” designation under the symbol to indicate Europe. The UL-EU Mark can also be combined with the UL Mark for Canada and the UL Listing Mark for the United States, where requirements are harmonized.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SAFETY attribute (which may be joined by other attributes such as MARINE, SECURITY, and/or SIGNALING that indicate the requirements used for certification pertain to these special uses)
  • The ISO country code of EU to indicate Europe, located either immediately adjacent to the SAFETY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for Europe, or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for Europe.

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the UL-EU Mark Scheme.

Also see the Promotion and Advertising Guidelines for the UL-EU Mark and the Service Terms for the UL-EU Mark Testing and Certification Services.

UL International-Singapore Pte Ltd

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UL LLC

The following information pertains to UL LLC as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065.

UL LLC operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL LLC is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL LLC and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Submittal Process FAQ webpage.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL LLC concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with certified products.

UL LLC operates several product certification schemes. General information about each scheme, along with a description of the markings associated with each scheme, is available by clicking the links to the left

AECO Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the AECO Program. The certifications issued under this scheme are based upon the requirements defined in the elevator codes of the United States and Canada. The Scheme requirements are contained in ASME A17.7.1/CSA B44.7.1 – General Requirements for Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organizations.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. A Certificate of Conformance is provided as part of the scheme, in addition to the marking of the product. The Certificate (and accompanying document, if any) is intended to provide Authorities Having Jurisdiction with basic information on the requirements for installation and maintenance of an elevator or escalator system, subsystem or component and related functions for conformance to the requirements.

Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before the Certificate of Conformance is issued, and before authorization is granted to apply the certification mark used in this scheme. Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue. Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark. Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the AECO Scheme.

A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

The AECO mark, which includes:

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word CLASSIFIED
  • The words “In Accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7″

Any Enhanced Marking with the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SAFETY attribute
  • ISO country code of US for the United States and CA for Canada, located either immediately adjacent to the SAFETY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for the countries, or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for the countries.
  • The words “”In Accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7″

Canada Safety Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the cUL Listing and Recognition Program. In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements for safety that are associated with fire, shock and casualty hazards. Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.
Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting. Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue.
Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark. Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the Canada Safety Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

The cUL Listing Mark, which consists of four required elements:

  • UL in a circle symbol and the “c” designation on the left side of the mark to indicate Canada (If the product has been certified for use in other geographies, the appropriate country codes will also appear to the right of the marking.)
  • The word LISTED
  • Product name or company name/file number
  • Issue/serial number or alphanumeric control number

The Recognized Component Mark is composed of the “Backwards UR” symbol with the letter “c” on the left side of the mark to indicated Canada. It may not be present on all Recognized Components when other identification methods of the certification status of the component are utilized, as described in the associated certification documentation.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SAFETY attribute (which may be joined by other attributes such as MARINE, SECURITY, and/or SIGNALING that indicate the requirements used for certification pertain to these special uses)
  • The ISO country code of CA to indicate Canada, located either immediately adjacent to the SAFETY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for Canada, or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for Canada.

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the Canada Safety Scheme.

If there is a statement near the Enhanced Marking shown above that indicates “In accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7” then the product bearing such mark has been certified using the AECO Scheme, not the Canada Safety Scheme.

Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) Scheme

In this global scheme, UL LLC works with clients in managing their risk for network-connectable products and systems by assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, addressing known malware, reviewing security controls and increasing security awareness. Products or systems found to comply with the requirements of the UL 2900 series of standards will be issued a Certificate that is valid for 1 year, subject to contractual agreements. There is no UL Mark authorized for use under this scheme.

For additional information, refer to the Cybersecurity webpage, the scheme brochure, and the Service Terms for Cybersecurity Testing & Certification.

Food Equipment Sanitation Scheme

In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements associated with NSF and UL standards, covering the sanitary (hygienic) design, construction, and performance of food service equipment. These are consistent with technical and legal requirements of the United States and Canadian markets.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue.

Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark. Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the Food Equipment Sanitation Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SANITATION attribute
  • No ISO country code associated with the SANITATION attribute

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the Food Equipment Sanitation Scheme.

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme

IECEx System is one of the IEC’s Conformity Assessment Systems. The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is a vast international arrangement established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for mutual acceptance of test reports among participating certification organizations in the field of equipment for use in locations with potentially explosive atmospheres (Hazardous Locations). In addition to the evaluation of the equipment design, the Scheme also involves surveillance activities which are based on the requirements that the manufacturer’s quality system have to fulfill.

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme benefits product manufacturers and other stakeholder engaged in international trade by providing:

  • A single point of product testing for efficient global market access
  • Global acceptance of test reports leading to national or regional certification in IECEx System member countries
  • Unilateral acceptance of test reports in many developing countries that are not yet participating in the IECEx System

The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is an international network of product certification organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. The IECEx website at http://www.iecex.com/ contains comprehensive information about the IECEx System and its schemes.

Each participating country has one or more organizations accepted by the IECEx as IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs). UL is one of the largest and most active IECEx System members, and we operate three ExCBs in different countries and two IECEx Testing Laboratories (ExTLs) supported by additional testing facilities to provide local service with global coverage for our Customers.

UL ExCBs in Denmark, USA and Brazil, with testing laboratories in all major regions, can assess your products to a broad range of IEC Ex standards, with any relevant National or Group Differences. The standards covered by UL in the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme are listed on the IECEx Website.

IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme Process:

  • UL will test your product to all involved IEC standards and to any National Differences required for the countries in which you want to market your product
  • UL will assess the quality system of the manufacturer producing the involved products
  • UL will then issue an IECEx Certificate of Conformity, IECEx Test Reports and a Quality Assessment Report that you can use to obtain national certifications in participating countries
  • You must still apply to the national ExCB or equivalent in your target countries for national/regional certifications, or UL can do it for you. Please note that ExCBs have the right to request product samples or ask manufacturers to develop additional data. The IECEx Certificate of Conformity and associated IECEx Test Report and Quality Assessment Report you receive from UL will minimize the need for additional testing.
  • National Differences are special requirements that the IECEX Certified Equipment Scheme permits each country to adopt in order to address local safety concerns. UL keeps up to date with the National Differences of IECEx member countries so your products are evaluated to the most current requirements of the countries you target.
  • Additional information can be found on the IECEx Web site at http://www.iecex.com/

Applying to UL for IECEx Certificate of Conformity:

Simply contact UL Customer Service via the UL.com website to initiate the process. You’ll be asked to provide UL with:

  • A description of your product, including illustrations, schematics, wiring diagrams, component information, a copy of the marking plate, and any appropriate product details, and
  • The name and address of the company responsible for the product, as well as the list of manufacturing locations

Tell us also about the countries where you intend to sell your products and UL’s experts can make it easy for you to gain the relevant national certifications for your target markets. Contact us via http://contact.ul.com/contact-ul-hazardous-locations for additional information.

After successful evaluation of the product according to the applicable IEC standard(s) and the National/Group Differences of the countries you choose, an IECEx Certificate of Conformity and IECEx Test Reports and Quality Assessment Report will be issued.

Note that additional information may be requested as part of the application process, e.g. for a new customer registration.

Please also refer to Service Terms for IECEx System Services.

PSE Mark Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to as Japan’s Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN Law) Scheme. The Scheme is regulated by Japanese governmental agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The PSE Mark is a Japanese electrical and electronic safety mark, indicating that a representative sample(s) of the product has been evaluated and found to comply with the requirements of DENAN Law. UL LLC is registered by METI as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for conducting product evaluation and factory inspection, and issuing a DENAN certificate for products within the scope approved by METI.

There are Specified Products (SPs) and Non-Specified product (NSPs) under DENAN Law. SPs are required to be evaluated by a METI-registered CAB. For NSP, third party evaluation is optional.

In order to obtain the DENAN certificate, safety/EMC evaluation and factory inspection are required. The DENAN certificate is valid for 3, 5 or 7 years depending on the product. Although annual factory surveillance is not required by a METI-registered CAB, METI conducts annual market surveillance, and the factory is required to conduct product inspections for 100% products.

PSE Mark for Specified Products:

Please refer to METI website about Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN Law):

Also see the Service Terms for DENAN Services.

U.S. Safety Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the UL Listing, Classification and Recognition Program. In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements for safety that are associated with fire, shock and casualty hazards.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue. Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark.

Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the U.S. Safety Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

The UL Listing Mark, which consists of four required elements:

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word LISTED
  • Product ID (name or company name/file number)
  • Issue/serial number or alphanumeric control number

The absence of any geographic country codes (as shown in the first example above) indicates the product has been certified only to U.S. requirements. If the product has been certified for requirements related to the U.S. AND to requirements related to other geographies, the letters “US” will appear to the right of the marking.

As shown in these four examples, other identifiers may also appear to indicate that the requirements used for certification pertain to special uses:

  • The word MARINE to indicate the requirements pertain to use in a marine environment
  • The word SECURITY to indicate the requirements pertain to the performance of the security features of the product
  • The word SIGNALING to indicate the requirements pertain to performance of the signaling features of the product

The UL Classification Mark, which consists of the following required elements:

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word CLASSIFIED
  • Product ID (name or company name/file number)
  • Statement further describing the certification
    NOTE: If the statement is “In Accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7″ then the product bearing such mark has been certified using the AECO Scheme, not the U.S. Safety Scheme.
  • Issue/serial number or alphanumeric control number

The Recognized Component Mark is composed of the “Backwards UR” symbol. It may not be present on all Recognized Components when other identification methods of the certification status of the component are utilized, as described in the associated certification documentation.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SAFETY attribute (which may be joined by other attributes such as MARINE, SECURITY, and/or SIGNALING that indicate the requirements used for certification pertain to these special uses)
  • The ISO country code of US to indicate the United States, located either immediately adjacent to the SAFETY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for the United States, or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for the United States.

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the U.S. Safety Scheme.

If there is a statement near the Enhanced Marking that indicates “In Accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7″ then the product bearing such mark has been certified using the AECO Scheme, not the U.S. Safety Scheme.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The SAFETY attribute (which may be joined by other attributes such as MARINE, SECURITY, and/or SIGNALING that indicate the requirements used for certification pertain to these special uses)
  • No ISO country code
  • Statement further describing the certification

NOTE: If the statement is “In Accordance with ASME A17.7 / CSA B44.7″ then the product bearing such mark has been certified using the AECO Scheme, not the U.S. Safety Scheme.

Water Systems Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the Water Systems Program. In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements associated with health effects and performance, and that are consistent with technical and legal requirements of the United States and Canadian markets.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue. Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark.

Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the Water Systems Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

The UL Classified Water Quality Mark, which consists of the following required elements:

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word CLASSIFIED
  • The words WATER QUALITY

The UL Listed Plumbing Mark

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word LISTED
  • The word PLUMBING

The absence of any geographic country codes (as shown in the first example) indicates the product has been certified only to U.S. requirements. If the product has been certified for requirements related to Canada ONLY, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking (as shown in the second example). If the product has been certified for requirements related to the US AND Canada, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking and the letters “US” will appear to the right of the marking.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The HEALTH EFFECTS attribute and/or the PERFORMANCE attribute; if the PERFORMANCE attribute is utilized, a plumbing performance standard reference will appear near the marking.
  • The ISO country code of US for the United States, CA for Canada, or both, located either immediately adjacent to the HEALTH EFFECTS attribute and/or the PERFORMANCE attribute if only that attribute is applicable for the country(ies), or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for the country(ries).

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the Water Systems Scheme.

UL Registrar LLC

The following information pertains to UL Registrar LLC as a process and service certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065.

UL Registrar LLC operates under its own authority as an independent, nongovernmental organization.

As an accredited Certification Body, UL Registrar LLC understands the importance of performing its management system certification activities impartially, including established policies and procedures to manage conflict of interest and ensure objectivity in the certification process.

UL Registrar LLC is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers, packagers and holders of the processes or services submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Registrar LLC and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available by going to UL Registrar LLC’s webpage or by contacting ULR Info.

A formal Complaints, Disputes & Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL Registrar LLC concerning the certification process. A complaint, dispute or appeal can be initiated by contacting UL Registrar’s QA Team at UL Registrar QA Report Release.

UL Registrar LLC operates several certification schemes. General information about each scheme, along with a description of the markings associated with each scheme, is available by clicking the links to the left.

Food Safety Management Systems

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

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UL Verification Services Inc – Energy efficiency

The following information pertains to UL Verification Services Inc. as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 when operating:

  • Energy efficiency certification schemes

UL Verification Services Inc. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL Verification Services Inc. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Verification Services Inc. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Submittal Process FAQ webpage.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL Verification Services Inc. concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with certified products.

UL Verification Services Inc. operates the schemes listed to the left. Click on the scheme link to view information about each scheme, including a description of the associated markings, is available by clicking the links to the left.

Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme / ENERGY STAR

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the Energy Efficiency Certification Program. In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements for energy efficiency that are consistent with technical and legal requirements of the United States and Canadian markets.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

A percentage of certified products in this scheme are selected and tested on an annual basis as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. The samples shall be procured off-the-shelf, from a warehouse, or off-the-line, depending on the product category and program.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue. Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark.

Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Energy Efficient Product Database.

The UL Energy Efficiency Certification Mark, comprised of the following elements:

  • UL Leaf Mark
  • The words Energy Verified (may include variations of these words in other languages)

A letter “c” to the lower left of the mark will signify that the certification includes compliance to Canada energy efficiency regulations.

The absence of any geographic country codes (as shown in the second example above) indicates the product has been certified only to U.S. requirements.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The ENERGY attribute, in addition to at least one other attribute such as SAFETY
  • ISO country code of US for the United States, CA for Canada, or both, located either immediately adjacent to the ENERGY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for the country(ies), or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all those attributes are applicable for the country(ries).

The Enhanced Marking can only be used if the products are certified to multiple attributes (e.g. Energy plus Safety). The other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme.

This scheme mirrors the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR scheme (www.energystar.gov) and UL Verifications Services Inc. is a recognized certification body for ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR logo is owned and controlled by the EPA. Control and proper use is provided via agreements between the EPA and the ENERGY STAR partners. For the ENERGY STAR scheme, product data on certified products is available on the ENERGY STAR website.

Energy Verification Service Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the Energy Verification Service Program. In this scheme, tangible products, are certified to requirements for energy efficiency that are consistent with technical and legal requirements of the United States and Canadian markets.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue. Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark.

Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by UL LLC, and used to indicate a product has been certified using the Energy Verification Service Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.

The UL Energy Mark, comprised of the following elements (if used in conjunction with the UL Listing Mark):

  • UL in a circle symbol
  • The word LISTED
  • The word ENERGY
  • Product name or company name / file number
  • Issue/Serial number or alphanumeric control number

The absence of any geographic country codes (as shown in the first example) indicates the product has been certified only to U.S. requirements. If the product has been certified for requirements related to Canada ONLY, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking (as shown in the second example). If the product has been certified for requirements related to the US AND Canada, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking and the letters “US” will appear to the right of the marking.

The UL Energy Mark, if used in conjunction with the UL Recognized Component Mark, is composed of the “Backwards UR” symbol with the word ENERGY across the top. The absence of any geographic country codes (as shown in the first example) indicates the component has been certified only to U.S. requirements. If the component has been certified for requirements related to Canada ONLY, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking (as shown in the second example). If the component has been certified for requirements related to the US AND Canada, the letter “C” will appear to the left of the marking and the letters “US” will appear to the right of the marking. It may not be present on all Recognized Components when other identification methods of the certification status of the component are utilized, as described in the associated certification documentation.

Alternatively, the UL Energy Mark includes the appropriate UL Listing or UL Recognized Component Mark and the statement “ALSO ENERGY VERIFIED ____” where the blank denotes the designation of the applicable regulation or standard and the issue date of the standard or latest addendum.

Any Enhanced Marking with all of the following elements:

  • The basic Enhanced Mark with the word CERTIFIED
  • The ENERGY attribute
  • The ISO country code of US for the United States, CA for Canada, or both, located either immediately adjacent to the ENERGY attribute if only that attribute is applicable for the country(ies), or immediately underneath a list of attributes if all of those attributes are applicable for the country(ies)
  • The letters “EVS” near the marking

Other Attributes and/or ISO country codes may also appear in addition to the above; these pertain to other certifications not related to the Energy Verification Service Scheme.

UL Verification Services Inc – Radio & Telecommunication

The following information pertains to UL Verification Services Inc. as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 when operating the following schemes:

  • Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) Program
  • Industry Canada Foreign Certification Body (IC) Program
  • EU-CAB/Notify Body (CAB) Program

UL Verification Services Inc. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL Verification Services Inc. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Verification Services Inc. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information can be obtained from the TCB Submittals webpage.

A formal Appeals and Complaints Process is available to applicants to address questions, interpretations, and decisions made by UL Verification Services Inc. concerning submitted products. An appeal or complaint can be initiated by clicking Feed Back on the left hand side of the TCB Submittals webpage.

UL Verification Services Inc. – Green Button

The following information pertains to UL Verification Services Inc. as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 when operating:

  • The Green Button Program

UL Verification Services Inc. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL Verification Services Inc. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Verification Services Inc. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Submittal Process FAQ webpage. Additional information on applying for Green Button Certification can be obtained from the GreenButton webpage.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL Verification Services Inc. concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project.

UL Verification Services Inc – Green Button ITCA Files

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UL Verification Services Inc. dba UL Environment

The following information pertains to UL Verification Services Inc. dba UL Environment (hereafter referred to as UL Environment), a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065.

UL Environment operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

UL Environment is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process, for surveillance activities and for licensing.

The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Environment and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL Environment concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the Project Manager that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting problems with certified products. Any complaints received via Survey or sent directly to your UL Environment contact will be logged and followed up within 48 hours.

UL Environment operates two product certification schemes that are included in its ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation scope, and multiple other schemes that are operated in compliance with ISO/IEC 17065. General information about each scheme, along with a description of the markings associated with each scheme, is available by clicking the following links.

Products certified to these schemes can be found on the UL Environment Sustainable Product Guide.

BIFMA Level Certification Scheme

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GREENGUARD Certification Scheme

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Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.

The following information pertains to Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. as a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065.

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.

The associated rights and responsibilities of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Submittal Process FAQ webpage.

A formal Appeals Process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with certified products.

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. operates one product certification scheme. General information about that scheme, along with a description of the markings associated with that scheme, is available by clicking the links to the left.

ULC Mark Safety Scheme

This scheme may also be referred to in some historical texts as the ULC Mark Program. In this scheme, tangible products are certified to requirements for safety that are associated with fire, shock and casualty hazards, and that are consistent with technical and legal requirements of the Canadian market.

Samples of products are tested, inspected, examined and otherwise evaluated to gather information that demonstrates the product fulfills applicable requirements. Fulfillment of all applicable requirements must be demonstrated before authorization is granted to apply a certification mark used in this scheme.

Visits to factories that apply marks to products certified in this scheme are completed periodically to verify product and production characteristics as an assurance the original demonstration of fulfillment of requirements continues to be valid. For some products, factory samples are selected for retesting.

Changes to certified products are considered and, if needed, additional tests, inspections, examinations or other evaluations are completed to demonstrate a product continues to fulfill requirements and authorization to apply a mark can continue.

Unresolved noncompliances with requirements result in termination of authorization to apply the mark. Use of the mark can also be terminated voluntarily. The markings shown and explained below are owned and controlled by Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, Inc., and used to indicate a product has been certified using the ULC Mark Safety Scheme. A directory of certified products is available online via the Online Certifications Directory. Only products bearing the mark are certified.