As manufacturers and suppliers open their market access to the US or Canada, Field Certifications (FCs) can be a cost-efficient and practical option for a single or few pieces of equipment to be used or installed in an Ordinary or Hazardous Location. Since FCs don’t undergo the full product conformity process, follow-up inspections aren’t required.


QPS Field Certification 

Field Certification determines if a single or a few devices can safely operate in an ordinary or hazardous location. In this instance, the sample is tested against the appropriate product standards and can be certified at the manufacturer’s site or at our laboratories.  

Unlike Product Safety Certification, the certification service ends once the device is marked with our QPS Field Certification Mark. This means that positive results can’t be used on another model manufactured afterwards, no matter how identical. If that was the case, the manufacturer would need to undergo the same process again. 

If you wish you certify a product that’s manufactured in series, then the Product Safety Mark could be the right choice to suit your market needs.  



QPS Field Certification Benefits   

One of the top advantages of QPS Field Certification is that it allows manufacturers and suppliers to save costs, time and optimize processes, since it doesn’t require initial factory inspection or follow-up surveillance.  

  • Ready-to-Go and fast service. Our team of professionals have decades of experience optimizing the FC process to suit your market needs -fast.  
  • We can test at your premises. The certification can be executed both at the manufacturing site (in or outside North America) or the final installation place in North America, depending on your situation and needs. 
  • No follow-up cost. There won't be any follow-up inspections and maintenance fees after acquiring the FC label. 
  • Brand reputation. The QPS mark is undoubtedly highly-recognized in the US and Canada. 

Thorough support every step of the way. We ensure that all the critical components used in the product have been already certified to the applicable standards and labelled with an accredited certification body’s mark in North America, a main prerequisite to obtaining the final certification. 

Field Certification Accreditations and Recognitions

For US and Canada 

Our US and Canada accreditation scope covers a wide range of electrical and electronic products for both Ordinary or Hazardous Locations. We are:  

  • Recognised as a NRTL by the US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) 
  • Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).  
  • Accredited by IAS as a certification and inspection body (ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17020)  
  • Accredited by A2LA as a testing laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025) 

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