Frequently Asked Questions
LabTest is a Third-Party Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, and Inspection Body who tests and certifies different kinds of products categories.
LabTest provides product testing and certification to national and international standards in the areas of Electrical, Hazardous Locations, EMC, Gas, Plumbing, Marine, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, as well as Environmental Testing.
It will depend on the product and its application. Product information will be needed to determine definite deadlines. An average project, once all samples and technical documentation have been received, can be completed within 6-8 weeks.
About 2 business days.
Basic product information is needed for quoting purposes, such as:
- Company contact information
- Brief description of product
- Model number
- Intended market (Type of approval needed)
- Sales brochure and/or picture of product
The cost will depend from product to product and on the amount of testing involved, but once the product information is received, a quote highlighting the total cost will be issued in about 2 business days.
LabTest Head Office is located in Delta, BC (Canada). Other locations are Richmond, BC (Canada), Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada), and Las Vegas, NV (USA). With strategic partnerships worldwide, LabTest can provide you with local testing for international markets.
LabTest was founded in 2003 and in 2007 become an Accredited Certification Body/Testing Laboratory.
As per the local codes and regulations, products are required to be tested and certified/listed by accredited bodies to show that they meet the minimum requirements of industry set safety and performance standards. Authorities Having Jurisdiction have the final say on which certification marks they will accept.
The LC Mark states that a product is compliant with the applicable industry set standards and meets the minimum safety and/or performance requirements requested by the standard(s).
Certification is the process of testing and evaluating products to demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements of applicable industry set safety and/or performance standards of the country they will be entering.
LabTest values its clients. Customer service is exceptional. A quote can be issued within 2 business days after a request is received LabTest is a one-stop solution for all Testing and Certification needs. No hassle. Faster Turnarounds.
Is an approval/certification issued by LabTest equivalent to an approval/certification issued by CSA or UL?
Yes, to CSA SPE 1000
Yes, to CSA SPE 3000
Our IECEx certificates are recognized by CSA and UL
As a third-party and due to the nature of its accreditations, LabTest cannot assist clients with product design, but can certainly provide guidance on standards requirements.
Yes, but also in Canada, USA, and other parts of the world.