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Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL)

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What is NRTL?

A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent organisation that certifies products for the North American market and is recognised by the authorities in Canada and the United States. NRTLs are recognised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under Federal Code 29 CFR 1910.7 for products to be used in United States workplaces. In Canada, only a certification body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) can perform such services. 

Why is NRTL certification important?

The NRTL certificate provides clear evidence that your electrical and electronic products comply with the required standards of the North American market. By providing assurance that your products meet the safety requirements to enter the United States and Canada, NRTL certification enables you to reach hundreds of millions of consumers fast.

Without NRTL certification, many retailers will refuse to stock a product. If you cannot provide evidence you have carried out relevant tests yourself, you may receive a fine.  

TÜV SÜD is your NRTL accredited partner

TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s largest providers of testing and certification services, with a strong reputation for independence and impartiality. We are an accredited NRTL certification provider and offer a personalised one-stop solution designed to meet your requirements and market standards.

Our experts are active in national and international technical committees for safety. This makes us well suited to provide you with a valuable understanding of the latest standards and regulations, so that you can keep ahead of the competition. 

TÜV SÜD services for fast, efficient NRTL certification

While each client is different, we take you through a tried and tested five-step process for NRTL certification:

  1. Factory inspection and initial manufacturing quality program assessment by our independent experts
  2. We conduct product and safety testing
  3. A technical certifier reviews the safety testing report
  4. If the product has passed all relevant tests, the technical certifier issues the certificate
  5. Regular factory surveillance visits are conducted to maintain the credibility of the certificate

TÜV SÜD provides a range of important services related to NRTL certification:

  • Updating technical requirements – TÜV SÜD provides information on new technical requirements. If a standard is expiring, we help you update the certificate with accreditation to the new standard.
  • One-stop testing solutions – we provide other services such as performance testing, EMC testing, CB-test reports and certificates as a package together with NRTL, covering all your testing needs with our comprehensive approach.  

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