As a National Certification Body (NCB), Element helps your electrical and electronic products meet the strictest levels of safety and performance in compliance with the IEC standard and gain access to the relevant marketplace in over 50 countries.
Combining 20 years of experience with state of–the-art laboratories, Element is a leading Certification Body Test Laboratory (CBTL), offering testing and certification services that address the safety and overall performance of components, devices and equipment for homes, offices, workshops, health facilities among others.
Our IECEE CB Scheme testing and certification services help you demonstrate the safety of your electrical and electronic products to international safety standards so that they can quickly and easily be approved at local or national levels around the world.
CB test certificate and CB test report
Under the IECEE CB Scheme, Element can support you with obtaining your CB test certificate and CB test report as well as evaluate national differences of various member countries which reduces further costs, completion time and access to national markets.
National Certification Body (NCB) and CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL)
As your National Certification Body (NCB), Element uses the principle of mutual recognition (reciprocal acceptance) of test results to issue internationally recognized certificates from our three associated CBTLs in the UK and China.
Our IECEE CB certification & testing services
- Information technology equipment (IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1)
- Audio visual equipment (IEC 60065)
- Domestic appliances (IEC 60335 series)
- Laboratory and measurement equipment (IEC 61010 series)
- Batteries (IEC 62133 series)
- Medical devices (IEC 60601 series)
- EMC (IEC 60601 and IEC 61326)
Efficient global market access
Our deep knowledge of all relevant testing standards and certification programs, with access to a global network of expertise, enables us to work with you from day one to understand your global market access requirements and support you through the process of gaining a CB certificate and getting your products to market faster.
Single test location and centralized testing from one NCB
Element’s testing services to the IECEE CB Scheme provide a one-stop shop that offers the potential of one test (based on IEC International Standards) and one certification, recognized internationally. Element reduces the need for multiple test programmes with various test labs, saving your time and money while enabling your products to gain a faster route to the global marketplace.
One certification to enter global markets, remove trade barriers, and access multiple marks
Generally, once your CB test certificate has been issued, no further testing is required beyond specific national differences or in country testing. If in-country testing is required, NCBs participating in the CB process will give priority to CB certification applications - speeding up the approvals and testing process for your products as a result.
To learn more about testing and certification for the IECEE CB Scheme and to see how we can help, contact us with your specification and requirements.
CB Member countries list
Our IECEE CB Scheme services ensure your electrical and electronic products meet international safety standards and can be readily accessed and accepted in international markets.
- Czech Republic
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
CB Scheme explained
What is IECEE CB Scheme? What does CB stand for? How does the CB Scheme process work? How does the CB Scheme relate to CE marking?
What is IECEE CB Scheme?
The IECEE CB Scheme is an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products. It is operated by the IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE).
The IECEE CB Scheme is a multilateral certification system based on IEC International Standards that can be readily accessed and accepted in international markets.
What does CB stand for?
The acronym CB Scheme stands for “Certification Bodies’ Scheme”.
How does the CB Scheme process work?
A product is submitted to one of the accredited CBTLs for testing and evaluation to the appropriate IEC Safety Standard including National Deviations to meet country-specific requirements.
If the product is in compliance with the standard, a CB test report is issued to the National Certification Body (NCB) who will produce CB test certificate as a formal CB Scheme document.
Both, CB test report and CB test certificates can be presented to other participating NCBs in order to obtain national certification marks for a number of countries worldwide.
How does the CB Scheme relate to CE marking?
Although the CE marking procedure is not part of the CB Scheme, IECEE CB certification addresses most CE mark requirements and it provides good insight into any problems that may arise during the formal IEC approval. CB Scheme can also be used as part of a technical file to support a Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking.
Global Certifications and Approvals
Element's Global Approvals team provide services to help those looking to export their products into the global marketplace and obtain international approvals and specific in-country certification.
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