Our 'QPS' certification mark for electrical product safety is considered proof of compliance by the official authorities in the USA and Canada.


Legally, every single electrical product in the USA and Canada must be approved by an independent certification body. This approval can be achieved by: 

  • Product certification
  • On-site inspection of the product (where permitted by the local authority)
  • On-site product certification (where on-site inspection is not possible, e.g. for equipment in explosive atmospheres)


QPS product safety certification: EEUU y Canadá

Applus+  Laboratories provides services enabling access to the North American market through QPS, an Applus+ group company specialising in the certification of electrical products. As an accredited certification body in the USA (NRTL) and Canada, the certification mark of QPS is considered proof of conformity by the official authorities. This means that it assures the product is officially approved to be marketed and sold in the North American market.

Mark for USA and Canada

Mark for USA

Mark for Canada


Products Certified for North America

Our accreditation scope covers all electrical and electronic products, including equipment for use in explosive atmospheres (Ex):

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 accreditations and recognitions

  • Recognised as a NRTL by the 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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