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IECEE. Taking Conformity Assessment Further
IECEE, the IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components, is a multilateral certification system based on IEC International Standards. Its Members use the principle of mutual recognition (reciprocal acceptance) of test results to obtain certification or approval at national levels around the world.
The IECEE Schemes address the safety, quality, efficiency and overall performance of components, devices and equipment for homes, offices, workshops, health facilities among others. In all, IECEE covers 23 categories of electrical and electronic equipment and testing services. (See List of product categories)
The IECEE Schemes
The IECEE Schemes, based on IEC International Standards, are truly global in concept and in practice. They help reduce trade barriers caused by different certification criteria in different countries and help industry access new markets. They eliminate the delays and costs of multiple testing, thus allowing companies to market their products faster while reducing overall manufacturing costs.
IECEE CB Scheme: One test, one certificate
The System is the operator of the very successful IECEE CB Scheme, a one-stop shop that offers the potential of one test (based on IEC International Standards) and one certification, recognized internationally.
IECEE CB-FCS: Production line compliance
The CB Full Certification Scheme is an extension of the IECEE CB Scheme. It includes factory surveillance and re-testing which ensure that the overall production line is constantly compliant with the initial testing/certification.
In countries where national standards are not yet completely based on IEC International Standards, declared national differences are taken into account. However, to ensure the successful operation of the CB Scheme, it is essential that national standards are reasonably harmonized with the corresponding IEC International Standards.
A truly global System
IECEE membership is open to any country that has a Full or Associate Member National Committee of the IEC.
IECEE qualifies the National Certification Bodies (NCBs) that are responsible for recognizing and issuing CB Test Reports and Certificates. In turn IECEE NCBs employ test laboratories, known as CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs) to perform the tests in compliance with IEC International Standards.
Countries that do not have an NCB also accept CB Test Reports and CB Test Certificates.