Introduction to EMC Directive

Training Course

Training Course

This course provides an overview of the "economic operators" (i.e. manufacturers, importers, distributors) responsibilities and how they are discharged explaining the differing requirements for apparatus and fixed installations and the compilation of Technical Documentation. The selection of suitable harmonised/designated EMC test standards and EMC testing is explained with alternative methods of assessment. The differing requirements for specific apparatus in fixed installations are explained.

TÜV SÜD additionally offers the opportunity to deliver this training as a dedicated in-house course, delivered solely to your organisation to meet your needs and requirements. To receive a quote and find out more information, please contact us at [email protected]

course benefits

This course is delivered by one of TÜV SÜD's leading industry experts who have leading knowledge from their decades of experience. TÜV SÜD’s small class sizes enhance the trainer-delegate relationship to ensure our delegates leave with confidence in the knowledge they have acquired throughout the training course and includes a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate upon completion.

All of our physical classrooms come with refreshments and lunch as standard.

who will benefit?

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Maintainers with compliance responsibilities
  • People involved in the development or supply of electrical and electronic equipment or with construction and civil engineering projects within the European Union and UK.

learning objectives

  • Learn the basic mechanisms of EMC.
  • Understand the essential EMC requirements of EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and CE Marking.
  • Understand the differences for UKCA Marking under UK EMC Regulations SI 2016 No. 1091.
  • Understand the differing requirements for apparatus and fixed installations.
  • Identify relevant harmonised/designated EMC standards.
  • Understand how to perform an EMC assessment where harmonised/designated standards not applied.
  • Understand what to include in the Technical Documentation for Apparatus and common errors.
  • Understand when to use a Notified Body.
  • Understand how to make a Declaration of Conformity and apply CE Marking.
  • Understand the role of a Responsible Person for fixed installations and what documentation must be held.
  • Understand special requirements for 'one-off' apparatus for given installations.
  • Identify sources of guidance and information.

course agenda

  • Overview of EMC: essential requirements, coupling mechanisms, sources of interference, effects of electromagnetic interference, nature of interference, EMC phenomena.
  • EMC Directive and Scope: EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and CE Marking, UK Regulations SI 2016 No. 1091 and UKCA Marking, apparatus and fixed installations, exclusions, military equipment.
  • Route to Conformity for Apparatus: ANNEX II Internal Production Control, ANNEX III EU Type Examination, harmonised standards, EMC assessment, technical documentation, EU Notified Body, UK Competent Body, Declaration of Conformity, CE Marking, UKCA Marking.
  • Route to Conformity for Fixed Installation: Fixed installation criteria and examples, special essential requirements, good engineering practices, the intended use of components, responsible person, documentation requirements, specific apparatus for given installation.
  • EMC Testing: Conducted and radiated emissions, harmonics, and flicker, conducted and radiated immunity, magnetic field immunity, transient immunity, dips and interrupts, in-situ testing.
  • Guidelines and Information: EU website Europa, EMC Directive Guide, UK Regulations Guide, trade associations.


Instructor-led training course.

Upon completion, you will receive your globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate on Introduction to EMC Directive.

Learning Assessments

Class exercises.

Trainer bio

Peter Dorey, Principal Consultant, TÜV SÜD

Peter Dorey joined TÜV SÜD in 1977 (previously a Siemens Plessey company). Specialised in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and TEMPEST secure product certification. From 2000 to date Peter has worked as a consultant providing and developing consultancy and training services for the defence, aerospace, rail and industry sectors. Preparation of project documentation including control plans, test plans, gap analysis tools, and risk assessments.


Payment options depend on delivery method of the course:

  • E-learning courses - select credit card payment on checkout.
  • Instructor-led/public courses - currently payable by invoice only.

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