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Europe Certification Services

Europe Certification Services

Most European certification requirements are mandated by law.  The good news is that many of them allow for self-declaration, which gives the manufacturer additional flexibility they may not have under a certification body scheme.  The drawback is that the Europeans have more product certification requirements than most any other region in the world.

Complying with all applicable certification disciplines required to sell products in Europe can be a complex process. Manufacturers must identify all applicable disciplines, compose test plans that meet the mark but don’t break the bank, identify capable testing laboratories, provide product samples for testing, and be prepared to submit detailed compliance packages for applicable products.

Refer to the links below for more information on each type of European product certification we offer.  

CE Mark

Discipline: Safety, EMC, ROHS, Wireless, Energy
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andatory/ Voluntary : M
Factory Inspections: No
Validity Period: None
Mark Required: Yes
Local Rep: No (unless specialized equipment)

UKCA Mark

Discipline: Safety, EMC, ROHS, Wireless, Energy
M
andatory/ Voluntary : M
Factory Inspections: No
Validity Period: None
Mark Required: Yes
Local Rep: No (unless specialized equipment)

IEC/EN 62368-1

Discipline: Safety
M
andatory/ Voluntary : M
Factory Inspections: No
Validity Period: N/A
Mark Required: Yes
Local Rep: No

What Type of European Certification Do I Need?  

Unlike many other countries/regions, the CE mark is the only certification mark required for the EU and associate EU countries.  This was done to simplify trade within the EU, such that a national mark would not be required to market in each country.  National marks such as TUV, VDE, BSI, Nemko, etc. are voluntary marks but may be required for specific customer purposes.  Since the UK has exited the EU, the UKCA mark is required for entry into Britain.  The UKCA mark requirements are structured much the same as those of the CE mark.

G&M Compliance: Your Partner for Product Certification in Europe

G&M Compliance is an end-to-end compliance solution for European certification. We have experts to clear the path to certification by:  

  • Determining what types of certification disciplines are required,  
  • Helping to tailor test plans  
  • Testing Samples
  • Writing Self-Declaration reports
  • Facilitating standard upgrade requirements

G&M Compliance can help you obtain, renew, and update your European certification so you get to market faster. Contact G&M Compliance today to learn more about product certification for Europe.