What is CEL Certification?
CEL certification is mandatory for 35 types of products currently being sold into China. See below for list of products included under the scope of CEL. Testing involved for CEL has some similarities to ERP Directive testing for Europe, and is mainly concerned with product efficiency, and standby or off-mode power consumption. For more information on our CEL Services, see CEL Certification Service.
CEL is regulated by the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) of China. The CEL certification scheme has been in place since 2003. An application must be submitted to CEL for the product type(s) in question. Once an application has been received, samples are to be tested in an accredited lab in China. Once a sample has passed applicable tests, a test report will be issued by the test lab, and applicable model/part numbers must be uploaded to the CEL website by the brand owner’s representative. The energy label illustrated below must be placed on CEL approved products.