Kenya KEBS Certificate Services
KEBS certification applies to electrical products with input voltage ratings equal or above 50VDC. This certification is largly based on pre-existing international safety and EMC standards. Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS – Kenya Bureau of Standards) is responsible for reviewing and issuing KEBS Certificates of Conformity (CoC). KEBS is also responsible for reviewing Kenya PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) required for all shipments into the country. Product manufacturers and/or importers typically fall under one of the three categories, which affect : Occasional Exports, Frequent Exports and Frequent and High Volume Manufacturers.
- Occasional Exports (less than ten times per year) – Product registration to KEBS not required, CoC (Certificate of Conformity), test reports & product inspection (PVoC)
- Frequent Exports (more than ten times per year) – Product registration is required, CoC (Certificate of Conformity), test reports & product inspection (PVoC)
- Frequent and High Volume – Product registration is required, product registration and certification (with test reports) & product inspection (PVoC)
PVoC Program is a conformity assessment program applied to products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with the applicable Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved specifications.
Products with radio and/or wireless transmitter are required to meet Kenya’s Radio Type Approval scheme. This approval is under the Communications Commissions of Kenya.