Terms of reference




CMC TF Integration

  • How do standards relate to categories and services? 
  • How can Rules, Operational documents and Guides be referred to horizontal and vertical aspects of the system and services? 
  • Identify opportunities and threats as well as needs for interfaces 


CMC TF Radio

To investigate the business case for a possible service, using the documents CAB/1918/INF and CAB/1919/INF for reference as well as any other appropriate information, and to provide a progress report to CAB at its 2020 June meeting.


CMC TF Recognition

Tasked with developing recommendations on:
• Clarifying Member Body and NCB obligations related to recognition of IECEE deliverables, such as Certificates in country of the MB and proposing appropriate rules.
• Improving visibility of any national or regional regulations or “special conditions” that impact the recognition of IECEE deliverables in the country of MB.
• Clarifying the rules on recognition of IECEE deliverables by NCBs for the purpose of granting national certification.
• Providing the criteria for what needs to be included in the NCB declaration of Certification Requirements on the IECEE Website and improving the visibility of these declarations.
• Identifying alternatives to NCB recognition of IECEE deliverables in IECEE Member Countries that have no NCBs.
• Proposing appropriate rules for IECEE recognition of “Other Recognizing Bodies”.
• Proposing practical methods for IECEE enforcement of the rules on recognition of IECEE deliverables, including MB declarations, IECEE verifications, Peer Assessment, and related enforcement actions.
• Identifying the impacts of the rules on recognition of IECEE deliverables on the members’ rights and duties related to participation in IECEE activities and making appropriate recommendations to other IECEE groups.



The ToR of this TF SMART would be defined during the initial meetings, but the TF SMART is intended to remain a IECEE internal “sounding board” for ongoing SMART activities, but would not become an additional official group within the joint ISO/IEC SMART activities.


CMC TF public area OCS

To study the feasibility of releasing additional information into the public area of the IECEE Online Certificate System (OCS) 



To develop and maintain procedures and other documentation related to the Utilization of the Customers’ Testing Facilities program.

Responsible for controlled documents: OD-2034, OD-2034-F1, OD-2048, OD-2048-F1, OD-2048-F2,  OD-2048-F2-2, OD-2048-F3 and OD-2048-F3-2



To deal with matters pertaining to Test Report Forms. 

Responsible for controlled documents: OD-2020 and associated forms



To Review and update the IEC CA 01, IECEE 01-S, IECEE Definitions, IECEE 02, IECEE 02-1, IECEE 02-2, OD-2059 and those Operational Documents that are not assigned to other document owners.

To Review Current Decisions that are not within the scope of other document owners and to incorporate them in the IEC CA 01, IECEE 01-S, IECEE Definitions, IECEE 02, IECEE 02-1, IECEE 02-2, OD-2059 or Operational Documents as appropriate.

To refer Current Decisions that are within the scope of other document owners to the appropriate owners for incorporation into the appropriate Operational Document(s)

Responsible for controlled documents: IECEE 01-S, IECEE Definitions, IECEE 02, IECEE 02-1, IECEE 02-2 and OD-2059



a) Outlook of the IECEE finances, evaluations of mid-term financial plans.
b) To consider a new funding model in order to ensure sustainable viability of the IECEE System.
c) To explore possibilities to use of the IECEE surplus to develop the System.
d) To explore possibilities to use of the IECEE surplus to assist smaller countries.
e) Review of the variance report for end of year information.

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2026



1. Identify various forms of infringements based on the experiences of the IECEE Secretariat and the Members of WG 24.
2. Explore the infringement issues and propose appropriate administrative measures for the IECEE, including the related responsibilities.
3. Draft a set of rules to consistently manage infringements within the IECEE (OD-2033).
4. Ensure, on an on-going basis and in collaboration with the IECEE Secretariat, that OD-2033 is complete and up to date.

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2033



  • Interpretations and common understanding of applicable ISO/IEC 17000 series standards as they relate to certification
  • IECEE certificate content
  • Define applicable IECEE deliverable based on applied product standard(s) (e.g. Certificate or STR)
  • Provide advice on certification matters and issues, as needed, to all IECEE Committees, Working Groups, assessor trainings and training material.
  • To advise the CMC and IECEE Executive Secretary on issues related to certification on request of the CMC and IECEE Executive Secretary respectively
  • Examine the current operational practice in the CB Scheme with respect to acceptance of components
  •   Carry out a strategic analysis of the current and future needs of the CB Scheme  with respect to acceptance of components

Responsible for controlled documents: OD-2037, OD-2039, OD-2041, OD-2055, OD-G-2060



The Working Group is a promotional interface between the IECEE and all parties interested in the IECEE services (Industry, Regulators, Educators, e.g.) as well as all stakeholders.
In this function the Working Group shall:
•    collect the informational needs of the stakeholders for materials to prominently promote the IECEE services, analyze and prioritize them as well as develop communication concepts
•    coordinate the development of content for promotional materials of IECEE services
•    coordinate development of training packages (concept, material, presentations, etc.) for IECEE trainings and workshops
•    develop and support initiatives (like Young Professionals Program) to encourage younger participants to become involved in IEC Conformity assessment activities

Responsible for controlled documents: OD-G-2058 (Guidance for the use of the IECEE Logo).



To accommodate WG 31 taking on CAB WG 17’s remaining action items, we request that our terms of reference be modified as shown below (Changes have been marked and comments explaining the change have been included). Note that changes not related to our increased scope are also requested, with explanations provided in the accompanying comments.

To investigate the market need and timeframe for CA services (global certification schemes) for products, services, personnel and integrated systems in the domain of cyber security.
To make a unique approach for conformity assessment to IEC 62443 series
- The initial set-up of a guidance Operational Document to describe how the conformity assessment can be handled.

Additional areas of work include conformity assessment elements pertaining to Cyber Security  in conjunction with the IEC 62443 series of standards to address the following:

• To track the current status of work coming out of TC 65 WG10, Industrial Automation, to ensure that Standards coming out of TC 65 are relevant to the Certification Market place. This will be accomplished via informal  liaison with TC 65 (common members).
• To evaluate the need for Personnel certification for Cyber Security.



To define market relevant solutions and services related to functional safety in the IECEE CB Scheme:
- identifying suitable product groups for commencing such services
- identifying the necessary qualification for personnel performing such services in terms of educational background, training and experience
- defining meaningful working procedures for conformity assessment
- to apply a system approach
- to remove the actual limitation to the three Functional Safety standards (IEC 60947-5-3, IEC 60947-5-5, and IEC 61800-5-2) from the scope of work of WG 32

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2064



To define market relevant solutions and services related to Certification of Personnel Competence across the IECEE, taking into account other future IECEE needs:

  • initial scope to include machinery safety in accordance with IEC and ISO standards
  • model initial offerings based on NECA and IECEx approaches as a toolbox approach to rapid service development
  • identify suitable ‘unites of competence’ for commencing such services
  • develop draft Rules of Procedure and related Operational Documents necessary for the operation of the scheme
  • identify approach for question banks and the related knowledge experts to support the overall scheme
  • consider future state recognition of training bodies
  • consider initial future needs including areas such as cyber security and functional safety
  • to ensure the market needs of the demand drivers are satisfactorily addressed, identify potential end user participants for consultation.  These may include asset owners, system integrators, machine builders, etc.