GTL Becomes a CB National Certification Body

On 2-21-2008 the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment (IECEE) awarded Global Testing Laboratories, LLC a Certificate of Acceptance to participate in the IEC CB-Scheme.

Global Testing Laboratories, LLC will operate as a CB Testing Laboratory under the responsibility of Nemko A/S as National Certification Body and to carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme for both EMC and Safety Standards  for Office Equipment - IEC 60950 and Measurement Equipment        IEC 61010.

The scheme facilitates the international exchange and acceptance of product-safety test results among participating Certification Bodies for national approval or certification in one or more countries, normally without the need for additional testing.  This provides one main goal "one standard, one test, accepted everywhere."

Participation in the CB Scheme will provide the manufacturer with a CE Mark and access to other agency marks such as NRTL, CSA and many more.

What is CE?

CE Marking (self declaration) is the regulatory European product marking allowing access to the EU/EEA member countries (and even some EU candidate countries in East Europe), as dictated by EU Directives and corresponding national regulations.  It is required for a wide range of products, including electrical consumer products, medical equipment and machinery.


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The CE-marking is essentially based on the manufacturer's own declaration of conformity with the relevant Directives.  For some cases of high risk products and where European product standards are not used, the involvement of an authorized Notified Body (or Competent Body) is required as basis for the manufacturers Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and for CE-Marking of the product.

What can a CB report do for me?

This enables GTL to provide local CB Services to manufacturers of products bound for international markets.  With one set of testing by GTL, a manufacturer can meet multiple national requirements and sell their products to over 47 countries that are CB scheme members.

The IECEE CB Scheme is the world's first truly international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products.  It is a multilateral agreement among participating countries and certification organizations.  

Once you have obtained a CB report for your product you can obtain an NRTL from several agency's through GTL like TUV and CSAus etc.

What is an NRTL?

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories or NRTL's are private third part organizations recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under Federal code 29 CFR 1920.7 to provide product safety testing and certification services for a wide range of products used in the U.S, workplace.  In Canada, the Standards Council of Canada, or SCC, mandates that an SCC accredited Certification Body performs such services for Canada.
An NTRL Mark is the equivalent to the UL Mark which is recognized nationally.  GTL can you help obtain this mark with a CB report.

With its CBTL status, GTL can conduct CB testing instantaneously and locally, helping you save time and money which would be otherwise incurred in sending product samples to out of state labs.

I know that my staff can offer vast experience in the world of Product Testing and that the last fours years we have proven that our turn around time and testing proficiency is top grade.

Deborah Walker
CEO/President