Safety regulations in North America make it mandatory for electrical and electronic products to be certified by a nationally accredited Certification Body (CB) - in Canada - and a Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL) - in the USA.
In the past, the choice of certification bodies was limited to CSA in Canada and UL in the US. Today, the law in both countries allows manufacturers to choose from a number of alternative certification marks and labels of nationally accredited organisations that are equally recognised by the regulatory Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
QPS's Third Party Certification Program
As a nationally and internationally accredited organisation, QPS's Third Party Certification Program is designed to meet all pertinent accreditation criteria.
Depending on the target market, QPS offers certification of products destined for the following markets:
- Canadian Market
- US Market
- European Market
- Global Market Access
- Certification Options
- Guide to Certification
Recognising that the quantity of a given product sold in a given market may be limited, and that the type of production/manufacturing process associated with the product in question may vary, QPS offers the following Certification Options designed to meet customers' specific needs and give them maximum flexibility:
- Regular Certification
- Field Certification
- Limited Production Certification
Our Guide to Certification provides a brief description of the certification process and how to get started.
A list of all QPS certified products are made available to the public in a Directory of Certified Products.