In the USA and Canada, third-party certification of electrical products is mandatory by law. When a product bears the mark or label of a nationally accredited organization, it can then be marketed and sold in the North American market.
Accreditation demonstrates that the organization in question is fully qualified to test and certify products to the standards for which it is accredited. To certify a product for a given market, all accredited organizations must test the product to the same applicable national and/or international standards.
QPS’s accreditations and recognition in the USA, Canada and Internationally enable us to offer a one-stop solution for product testing & certification for markets around the globe.
In the USA
QPS is Accredited/Recognized as tabulated below.
|Accreditation By||Accreditation Criteria||Accredited As||Accreditation Scope||Certificate|
|Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA)||29 CFR 1910.7||Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)||Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment||https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/nrtllist.html|
|American Association of Laboratory Accreditation
|ISO/IEC 17025||Testing Laboratory||Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment||A2LA Certificate|
|International Accreditation Services (IAS)||ISO/IEC 17065||Certification Body (CB)||Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment||IAS Certification Body Certificate|
|International Accreditation Services (IAS)||ISO/IEC 17020||Field Evaluation Body (FEB)||Various Electrical Product Categories||IAS Field Evaluation Body Certificate|
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||ISO/IEC 17025||Recognized Testing Laboratory||Energy Efficiency||EPA Recognized Testing Laboratory, Org ID Number 1110881|
|Mines Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)||Based on other accreditations||Recognized Testing Laboratory||Hazardous Location Equipment used in the Mines||See MSHA Website|
|U.S. Coast Guards||Based on other accreditations||Recognized Testing Laboratory||Hazardous Location Equipment used offshore||US Coast Guard|
In addition to the above, QPS is also recognized/accepted in the USA by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the states/cities that have a formal recognition program, such as:
- City of L.A: City of LA Acceptance
- State of Washington: https://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/Install/ProdTest/default.asp
In addition to being nationally accredited by SCC as tabulated below, QPS is also recognized by all Provincial/Territorial Authority Having Jurisdiction
|Accreditation By||Accreditation Criteria||Accredited Recognized As||Accreditation Scope||Certificate|
|Standards Council of Canada (SCC)||ISO/IEC 17065||Certification Body (CB)||Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment||SCC CB Certificate|
|SCC||ISO/IEC 17020||Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB)||Model Code SPE-1000 Electrical Products Model Code SPE-1000||SCC IB Certificate|
|SCC||ISO/IEC 17020||Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB)||Model Code SPE-3000 Electro-medical Equipment and Systems||SCC IB Certificate|
|SCC||ISO/IEC 17020||Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB)||Gas Appliances and Equipment||SCC IB Certificate|
|Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)||Based on SCC accreditation||Testing and Certification Body||Energy Efficiency||SCC CB Certificate|
We are accredited Internationally as shown in the Table below.
|Accreditation Body||Accreditation Standard/Criteria||Accredited As||Accreditation Scope||Certificate|
|IECEE/CB Scheme||ISO/IEC 17065||National Certification Body (NCB)||Various Electrical Product Categories||IECEE National Certification Body Certificate|
|IECEE/CB Scheme||ISO/IEC 17025||Test Laboratory (CBTL)||Various Electrical Product Categories||IECEE CB Scheme Testing Laboratory Certificate|
|IECEx Equipment Scheme||ISO/IEC 17065||Ex Certification Body (ExCB)||Various Explosion Protection Methods||IECEx Certification Body Certificate|
|IECEx Equipment Scheme||ISO/IEC 17025||Ex Testing Laboratory (ExTL)||Various Explosion Protection Methods||IECEx Testing Laboratory Certificate|
|IECEx Personnel Certification Scheme (CoPC)||IECEx05 Rules of Procedure||Ex Certification Body (ExCB)||Units Ex000 Ex001||https://www.iecex.com/information/excbs/certified-persons/|