CE Marking Testing and Certification

Testing and Certification Services to the CE Mark

Testing and Certification Services to the CE Mark

gain access to European Markets with CE Marking

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CE stands for Conformité Européenne, which translates from French to English as 'European Conformity'. CE certification is an EU safety directive that indicates that a product has passed certain tests and means that a product can legally be sold anywhere within the EU and the European Economic Area.

While for some products, CE marking can be carried out by the manufacturer themselves, other products must be tested by a company that offers CE marking services. If a product that should display a CE mark is found not to have one, the manufacturer or distributor could be fined and face expensive product recall – so compliance is essential.

Obtaining CE Marking with TÜV SÜD in 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Decide which Directives are applicable to your product
  2. Ensure your product is compliant with the applicable Directives by testing, and apply the relevant conformity assessment procedures
  3. Compile and retain a technical file, which satisfies the requirements of the Directives
  4. Write and sign the Declaration of Conformity and keep the original with the technical file
  5. Apply CE marking to the equipment in accordance with the requirements of the Directive

Countries that Require CE Marking

CE certification and marking assures your product can enter the European Union and allows free movement throughout the 30 countries that make up the European Economic Area, giving you direct access to over 500 million consumers.

Countries That Require CE Marking 
Austria Belgium Bulgaria 
 Croatia Czech Republic Cyprus
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
Hungary Iceland Ireland
Italy Latvia Malta
Liechtenstein Luxembourg Republic of Korea
Norway The Netherlands Poland
Portugal Romania Slovakia
Slovenia  Spain Sweden
Switzerland Turkey  

Please visit our UKCA Marking page for information on products sold in the United Kingdom.


Products require a CE Marking and their Applicable EU Directives

For most products entering the EU, there are harmonized regulations (EU Directives) which need to be complied with depending on its product scope. Most directives will require a CE Mark, a mandatory mark that demonstrates a manufacturers’ compliance to applicable EU Directives. Individual country requirements may also apply.

We can assist you with compliance for the following products and accompanying CE Marking Directives:

Our Experts Guide You Through CE Certification

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorized to evaluate product compliance within the requirements of most EU Directives and Regulations. Our CE marking testing services span the complete range of requirements for product acceptance in the EU, against the essential requirements of the Directives. In addition, our flexible time-to-market services can assist you with accelerated reviews, shortening your time to market. We support your business continuously by making sure you are the first to know about important regulatory developments in the industry.


Learn more about our individual testing labs in the U.S. and Canada.

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