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.

The QPS Product Safety Mark

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.


Mark for USA and Canada

Mark for USA

Mark for Canada


If your product is not manufactured in series, our experts can lead you towards a more convenient option to suit your needs:  

Electrical and Electronic Products we can certify:

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:   

Ex Equipment

Electromedical Equipment

Audio/Video and ITC equipment
Household and Commercial Appliances 

Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use

Industrial automation and control, tanks and switchboards

Lighting and signage 

Motors and generators

QPS Product Safety Mark Benefits 

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. 

  • Ready-to-go and fast service. We can meet tight deadlines suited to meet business needs    
  • An international team. Our international capabilities can help suppliers and manufacturers internationally. This includes the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe. 
  • Brand reputation. The QPS mark is highly-recognized in the US and Canada. 
  • Market recognition. The QPS mark has equivalent market acknowledgement as other certification marks. 

Product Safety Mark Accreditations and Recognitions 

  • 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)

*Thanks to QPS Evaluation Services Inc, an accredited third-party body and Applus+ company.  Standards applicable to the US and Canada.



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