CTIA Battery Certification Program
The CTIA Battery Certification Program verifies the conformance of applicable products, including lithium ion battery cells and packs, chargers and adapters, to IEEE Standard 1725TM1-2006, Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones and IEEE Standard 1625-2008, Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Multi-Cell Mobile Computing Devices.
The certification process can be applied to single products, or to combinations of applicable products as a complete system, for example, a cell phone with its battery pack and charger together. In addition to testing, certification also requires an annual mandatory inspection of the manufacturing site. This is a quality audit, which will review critical cell process controls and manufacturing quality systems. A declaration of compliance with CTIA requirements is also required from the applicant.
A flowchart outlining the certification process can be seen here.
UL's dedicated service team will be happy to advise on the detailed procedure for your particular needs and product combination, or you can learn more online about our CTIA Battery Certification Service or browse our Frequently Asked Questions.
The UL advantage
Track record of professionalism
UL's long experience in the field of product testing and certification has earned it an outstanding reputation as the certification agency of choice for leading manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. UL brings to the CTIA Program the same high standards of professionalism that it has become known for, and which have made the UL Mark a watchword for quality and safety.
Established battery expertise
UL has more than 30 years' experience in the field of battery safety, and its expertise in testing and certifying battery cells and battery packs has been recognized by its designation as a CATL. UL tests and certifies batteries against an ever-expanding list of UL and other international standards including UL 1642, UL 2054, UL 1989, IEC 60086-4 (TBC), IEC 62133, DENAN Ordinance Article 1, Appendix 9 and UN T1-T8 (IEC 62281). UL also participates in various battery committees such as those for IEC SC21A, IEC TC 35, ANSI/NEMA C18,
Strength in research
In addition to this work, UL is involved in identifying hazards, developing test methods and setting standards, including the UL 1642 and UL 2054 standards for Lithium Batteries and Household & Commercial Batteries respectively. UL has a dedicated R&D team for batteries, working closely with manufacturers, government agencies, regulators, major technology institutes and accreditation bodies. This research capability enables UL to anticipate changing requirements and be prepared for them. UL also offers related consultancy and training services.
Powerful capability and capacity
UL has a worldwide force of qualified engineers, giving it the capacity and capability to assist you in your certification process with speed and reliability. It continues to invest in expanding capacity to meet increasing demand.
Flexible and cost-effective service options
UL is well aware increased risks and cost pressures faced by battery manufacturers, who at the same time have to cope with more demanding customers and stricter regulation. UL is introducing new approaches to ease customers' concerns, including a highly flexible choice of service options. For better value and faster time-to-market, customers can package their needs for a cost-effective "one-stop" approach under UL's Global Market Access (GMA) service, enabling products to be certified against a specified set of standards for different markets without the need for separate individual tests.