July 17, 2019 – The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has received confirmation that LabTest Certification Inc. (CAB # CA5970), has been recognized by the European Union under the Protocol on the mutual acceptance of the results of conformity assessment to Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a Notified Body (NB:2815) under:
The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/53/EU
Effective immediately, LabTest Certification Inc. may now operate as a recognized Notified Body.
One of the main new advantages of this new recognition, is that LabTest will now be able to provide review, tests, documentation, and certificates for products not falling under the harmonized standards (EN standards) and allow manufacturers to place their products on the EU market in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
“LabTest is excited about this new Recognition/Accreditation as a Notified Body for the EMC Directive and the Radio Equipment Directive, as it allows us to issue EU Type Examination Certificates, providing our clients with added value for the testing their products have undergone for CE compliance for the European Union Market Place” says Kavinder Dhillon, President of LabTest Certification. “Going through this rigorous process of recognition as a Notified Body has also helped us improve our internal systems and reporting process, to stay on top of the EU requirements. To our valued clients, this new recognition shows that they are dealing with a Notified Body that was carefully selected based on its competency and one of the few accredited outside of the European Union”.
LabTest is dedicated to ensuring product and public safety, by validating that products meet the requirements of the applicable safety and performance standards, before being placed in the market and operated by the public.
LabTest Certification Inc. is an accredited Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, and Inspection Body accredited to ISO 17065, ISO 17025, and ISO 17020 by national and international accreditation bodies (ILAC and IAF Signatory Members), such as Standards Council of Canada (SCC), International Accreditation Services (IAS), ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and recognized as an IECEx Scheme member and an IECEE CB Scheme member. With offices and testing laboratories in Canada and USA, and partner testing laboratories and inspectors located throughout North America and around the world, LabTest can provide testing and certification to national and international standards in the areas of Electrical, EMC, Gas, Plumbing, Marine, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, as well as Environmental Testing, both in house and on-site anywhere, in a fast and cost effective way.