Market your electrical and electronic products in the U.S. and Canada
North America is poised for rapid economic growth. To capitalise on this fast-growing market, manufacturers and retailers of electrical and electronic products must achieve product certification and adhere to strict rules and legal requirements to avoid penalties and other risks. In addition, U.S. and Canadian customers demand superior product quality and safety. A third-party certificate provides proof that a product meets all these requirements.
What is a NRTL?
A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is a third-party organisation that certifies products for the North American market.
NRTLs are recognised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under Federal Code 29 CFR 1910.7 to provide product safety testing and certification for products to be used in the U.S. workplace. In Canada, only a Certification Body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) can perform such services.
Why is NRTL certification important?
The NRTL certificate offers clear evidence that your electrical and electronic products comply with the required standards of the North American market. By providing assurance that your products meet the safety requirements to enter the U.S. and Canada, NRTL certification enables you to capitalise on the lucrative potential of this region.
What is the NRTL certification process?
How can we help you?
As one of the world’s largest independent providers of testing and certification services, TÜV SÜD supports your business with a complete knowledge of legislation, guidelines and standards. By adopting this tailored approach, our experts can develop a customised solution for your NRTL testing requirements that enables you to ensure product compliance with all relevant U.S. and Canadian standards.
Why choose TÜV SÜD for NRTL approvals?
TUV SUD certification vs. other Agencies?
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|Accepted by Major Retail chains||X|| X|
|Accepted by State, County and City jurisdictions|| X|| X|
|Demonstrates compliance to National Recognized Test Standards|| X|| X|
|Recognized in the OSHA Nationally Recognized Test Lab program|| X|| X|
|No hidden fees or surprise billing|| X|| |
|Potential for only two follow-up Inspections per year|| X|| |
|Design reviews available prior to formal test|| X|| |
|Direct access to test engineer by phone/email|| X|| |
TÜV SÜD is one of the largest providers of testing and certification services, with a strong reputation for independence and impartiality. We specialise in testing products in their intended operating environment. With an international network of laboratories and multidisciplinary experts, we offer a personalised one-stop solution designed to meet your particular requirements and market standards.
Our experts are active in national and international technical committees for safety. This makes them well suited to provide you with a valuable understanding of the latest standards and regulations, so that you can keep ahead of the competition.
TÜV SÜD services related to NRTL certification
- Updating technical requirements - TÜV SÜD provides information on new technical requirements. If a standard is expiring, we help you update the certificate with accreditation to the new standard.
- One-stop testing solutions - We provide other services such as performance testing, EMC testing, CB-test reports and certificates as a package together with NRTL, covering all your testing needs with our comprehensive one-stop approach.
The TÜV SÜD NRTL certification mark
As part of our commitment to unparalleled service quality, we can provide you with a TÜV SÜD NRTL certification mark. This allows customers and enforcement authorities to quickly identify that a product has been evaluated by one of the most recognised names in product safety.