Who is LabTest Certification Inc.?
LabTest is a Third-Party Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, and Inspection Body who tests and certifies different kinds of products categories.
What type of Product Testing does LabTest provide?
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.
How long is the Testing and Certification process?
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.
How long does it take for LabTest to provide a quote?
About 2 business days.
What information is required for a quotation?
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
Installation and operating instructions, schematics, drawings, and other documentation will be also needed, but not until the project is opened.
How much does it cost to test or certify a 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.
Where is LabTest located?
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.
When was LabTest founded?
LabTest was founded in 2003 and in 2007 become an Accredited Certification Body/Testing Laboratory.
Why do I need to test and certify my products?
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.
What does the LC Certification Mark stand for?
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).
What is Certification?
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?
Can LabTest test products for CE Marking?
Is LabTest a Notified Body?
Not yet, but soon.
Does LabTest write/publish standards?
Does LabTest provide Special Inspections for general Electrical products?
Yes, to CSA SPE 1000
Does LabTest provide Special Inspections for electrical Medical Devices and Medical Systems?
Yes, to CSA SPE 3000
Does LabTest provide Field Evaluations for the USA?
Does LabTest provide IECEx Scheme certificates?
Are test reports recognized/accepted by CSA and/or UL?
Our IECEx certificates are recognized by CSA and UL
Can LabTest help clients design their products to meet the standards?
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.
What accreditations does LabTest hold? Which Accreditations Agencies are they issued by?
Are clients able to witness their tests at our laboratory?
Does LabTest have field representatives in Asia and Europe?
Yes, but also in Canada, USA, and other parts of the world.
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