Certification Management Committee



Working Groups and Task Forces

Terms of reference
CMC Task Force Alternative Recognition Proposals

To develop a detailed proposal on how to increase acceptance of CBTCs and CBTRs, based on the Norwegian proposal IECEE-CMC/1956/INF

CMC Task Force Categories

To research and analyze the use of the “category” system.

CMC Task Force Certification of Personnel Competency

To define market relevant solutions and services related to Certification of Personnel Competencies 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 ‘categories of competency’ 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

CMC Task Force ITU requirements

  • To develop a proposal for the CAB, based on the CB Scheme, regarding potential acceptance of inclusion of ITU recommendations under the IECEE scope, by
  • To take into account the IECEE Secretariat ITU specification inquiry results.
  • To determine which IECEE documents, rules, ODs will need to be modified to incorporate the inclusion of ITU.
  • To determine the required qualifications in laboratories and staff in order to incorporate the ITU recommendations in the IECEE.

CMC Task Force PTP Enhancements

Reviewing the content of OD-5004, taking into consideration the French MB proposal, IECEE-CMC/1963/INF, as to necessary or desirable enhancements to the overall PTP deliverable from the provider for CMC approval, and as a specification.

CMC Task Force on updating of SPTL requirements in ODs

Looking into the requirements of SPTL’s which may require updating due to several different OD updates during the past years

CMC WG 03 "Utilization of Customers’ Testing Facilities"

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-F3

CMC WG 08 "IECEE System Deliverables"

- Provide a forum for collection of information from all stakeholders relative to the improvement of the IECEE System.
- Conduct analysis of the implications related to validity and acceptance criteria for IECEE System Deliverables.
The WG is to:

- Establish a pilot program to serve as a collection point or gateway for issues raised in issuance and recognition of IECEE System Deliverables.
-Monitor those items that are in process or have been resolved for the purpose of making procedural recommendations for improvement to the System.

- Conduct ongoing review of adequacy of forms for reporting regulatory requirements and NCB documents on the IECEE website and make proposals to such forms and improve the process for related content

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2056


To deal with matters pertaining to Test Report Forms.

Responsible for controlled documents: OD-2020, OD-2020-F1, OD-2020-F2, OD-2020-F3, OD-2020-F4, OD-2020-F5, OD-2020-F6, OD-2020-F7.

CMC WG 10 "Maintenance of the IECEE Rules and Operational Documents"

To Review and update the IECEE Basic Rules, IECEE 01, the Rules of Procedure, IECEE 02, and those Operational Documents that are not under the terms of reference of existing IECEE Working Groups.

To Review Current Decisions that are not within the scope of existing IECEE Working Groups and to incorporate them in the IECEE Rules, IECEE 01, the IECEE Rules of Procedure, IECEE 02 or Operational Documents as appropriate.

To Refer Current Decisions that are within the scope of existing IECEE Working Groups to the appropriate WGs 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, IECEE 03, OD-2054 and OD-2059

CMC WG 18 "Financial Outlook"

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

CMC WG 24 "Infringement"

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

CMC WG 29 "Certification"

  • 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

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

CMC WG 30 "System Communication"

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 needs of the stakeholders for information and materials to promote the IECEE services, analyse and prioritize them as well as develop communication concepts
- develop marketing content for implementation in marketing material and promote existing services whereas the promotion and marketing of the IECEE services shall be efficient and powerful by coordinated/collective efforts and measured results
- develop training packages (concept, material, presentations, etc.) and provide 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

CMC WG 31 "Cyber Security"

 To make an 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.
- To describe the use of testing tools (start of instrument list) and test protocols.

Additional areas of work include conformity assessment elements pertaining to Industrial Automation 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 WG 3 liaison with TC 65 (common members).

• To include elements pertaining to Cyber Security related to Industrial Automation.

• To evaluate the need for Personnel certification for Cyber Security.

• To evaluate the need for a “System Level” Certification for Cyber Security of an industrial application.

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2061

CMC WG 32 "Functional Safety

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

Responsible for controlled document: OD-2064

CMC Sub-Working Group 10A “Current Decisions ”