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Automotive Homologation Training

Navigate complex global market certification processes with UL Solutions.

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Course overview

This course offers an opportunity to gain a global view of the complex processes, regulatory resources and testing requirements for homologation. 

UL Solutions designed this course for project-level engineers and executives who need to better understand the requirements of specific markets. While geared more toward vehicle manufacturers, suppliers will also benefit from the component and system-level certification requirements covered in the course.

What is covered in this training?

Part 1

  • An introduction
  • What is homologation?
  • Self-certification versus witness testing/type approval, including state-specific regulations, and vehicle compliance labeling.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), e.g., Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and a closer look at the process within the U.S., including Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) the significant regulatory differences and transport Canada (TC) requirements, such as:
    • U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
    • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
    • Electric vehicle testing and labeling
    • California Air Resource Board (CARB), including CARB Section 177 States.
    • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards
    • On-board diagnostics (OBD)
    • California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate

Part 2

  • European Union (EU) vehicle certification and harmonization
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
  • Global Technical Regulations (GTRs)
  • Worldwide manufacturer identification (WMI) from SAE — an important first step for new manufacturers.

Part 3

  • China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) Process
  • CCC evolution/proposed changes
  • Other markets, including Japan and Mexico standards and certification
  • Functional safety overview
  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements: How to build a homologation team, including department roles and responsibilities; Subject matter experts versus homologation experts.
    • Related critical automotive considerations and available training, e.g., automotive functional safety, ISO 26262 standard, safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF), ISO 21448:2022 standard automotive cybersecurity, ISO/SAE 21434 standard, autonomous vehicles, UL 4600 and beyond.

Why should we take this training?

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will have gained:

  • Knowledge of the homologation process and requirements for significant markets
  • An overview of testing requirements
  • An understanding of the documentation task
  • An understanding of certification scheduling requirements and lead time

Who is this training for?

  • Product engineers, release engineers and planners
  • Project managers
  • Test engineers and managers
  • Quality leadership
  • Engineering management and C-level executives
  • Startup founders and leaders
  • Marketing management

Why choose UL Solutions

From materials testing to supply chain management, new energy options to security and interoperability solutions, leverage our expertise and insights to navigate the global regulatory landscape and bring your products to market.

UL Solutions’ global network of technical experts and state-of-the-art facilities helps manufacturers gain the knowledge they need to achieve their compliance credentials that are essential to compete in a more complex global supply chain.

Knowledge you can trust—Our experienced staff will support you from the initial design stage of product development through testing and production. Our experts can assist you in understanding the certification requirements for your specific markets.

Speed and efficiency—Our cost-effective systems and state-of-the-art facilities cut through the red tape and help accelerate your time to market.

Single-source provider—UL Solutions meets all your compliance needs and, by bundling safety, performance and interoperability services, helps save you valuable time and money.

Global reach and access—Our global network of expert engineers helps you understand the various national and global requirements for your specific market application.

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