In North America, the liability associated with electrical safety can be enormous and the amount of knowledge required to enforce equipment safety, overwhelming. We can help you meet all requirements for conformity with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), while providing you with tailored guidance to meet your specific market needs.
Legally, every single electrical product operating in the US and Canada must be approved by an independent, accredited certification body. To meet this requirement and open market access to suppliers and manufacturers, Applus Laboratories provides accredited testing, certification and field evaluation services to meet US and Canada market needs.
In North America, there are more than 200 product standards, often harmonized between the USA and Canada. The QPS Model Certification Mark is recommended for those products produced in series.
When a product bears the QPS mark eligible for US, Canada or both, it means that a sample has been tested according to local, regional or national applicable product standards & requirements. The QPS certification mark provides immediate evidence of electrical safety's compliance to official authorities, local customs, users and suppliers.
If your product is not manufactured in series, our experts can lead you towards a more convenient option to suit your needs:
Unlike the European CE marking, in North America there are several marks that can help manufacturers and suppliers gain market access, by verifying that their products are in accordance to electrical safety regulations.
As a third-party accredited entity that has been audited and recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the USA and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in Canada, the QPS mark has been authorized to grant the North American certification mark.
Our accreditation scope covers a wide range of electrical and electronic products for both Ordinary or Hazardous Locations, such as:
Our experts count with several decades of experience in electrical safety testing and certification. We work to optimize the product safety mark process to suit your market needs.