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Using the CB Scheme to Access
the World Marketplace
Presented By: John O’Donnell
Safety Lab Program Coordinator,
MET Laboratories, Inc.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
Certifying the World, One Product at a Time
Introduction to MET
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Founded in 1959
The first NRTL in the United States
Accredited by SCC for certification in Canada
Accredited by A2LA for product safety testing
Approved in over 200 product categories
Recognized by all major retailers
Single-source laboratory with locations around the world
Responsive with real-time project tracking.
Also in 1992, MET became a National Certification Body (NCB)
in the IECEE CB Scheme.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
Certifying the World, One Product at a Time
800-637-6058
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Who/What is the IECEE?
• International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical
Equipment (IECEE): Worldwide System for Conformity Testing
and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components.
• The CB Scheme was designed in recognition with the need to
reduce barriers for international trade.
• The scheme is based on the principal of mutual recognition of
testing and acceptance of the results to meet national
requirements.
• Reduce obstacles to international trade which arise from having to
meet different national certification or approval criteria.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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IECEE.org
• Great website for all information about how the IECEE
works, Operational Documents.
• List of NCB’s, and their Test Labs.
• Information for manufacturers, faqs, different programs
available.
• Regulatory Requirements Section.
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800-637-6058
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Who Participates in the CB Scheme?
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Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium,
Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea,
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Mexico,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation,
Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom and the United States.
Over 50 countries!
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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800-637-6058
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CB Scheme’s Added Value
• Purpose of the CB Scheme is to gain global access. While not
automatic access to all participants, it greatly helps access by
reducing time to market and certification costs.
• IECEE is a quality organization that audits each and every
National Certification Body (NCB), Certification Body Testing
Laboratory (CBTL) and Associated Certification Testing
Laboratory (ACTL) to qualify them as a quality organization. This
is how applicants/manufacturers can ensure that what they are
getting is a quality, unbiased assessment of their equipment. Base
standard for this is ISO 17025.
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CB Scheme’s Added Value (Cont.)
• ISO 17025 accreditation.
• CBTL’s are required to be
impartial.
• CB ‘Peer’ Audits.
• Ensures Lab Quality.
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Example of CB Scheme Added Value (Cont.)
• Example of how the CB Scheme works. Computer
manufacturer in Japan.
• Prior to the CB Scheme, there were significantly more
in-country testing requirements.
• Will not automatically be accepted for National
Certifications and additional Conditions may apply but
usually are minimal. Will go through in the next few
slides.
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Country Specific Requirements for
National Certifications
• National Differences/Deviations
• Additional Conditions may apply but usually are
minimal. Some examples for these conditions are
review of product sample, Factory Follow-up
inspections or other regulatory requirements.
• If you have any questions on a CB Scheme country’s
requirements, IECEE.org will explain the regulatory
requirements of each.
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Examples of National Differences/
Group Differences/ The CB Bulletin
• Many EU countries issue National differences, even
though they use the same base standard, countries
may want to add something, or change something due
to their National regulations.
• US and Canada will have national differences that
make up the difference between the IEC standard are
the UL or CSA standards.
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US Participation in the CB Scheme:
The US National Committee
• The US is an IECEE participating country. Each
country that participates will have a committee or group
that acts on behalf of the country and its National
Certification Bodies. In the US, it is the US National
Committee (USNC).
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Receiving US and Canadian National
Certifications through MET
• MET can utilize another organization’s
CB Report and Certificate to grant US
and Canadian certifications as a
“Recognizing NCB”.
• OSHA regulates product safety in the
US and the Standards Council of
Canada in Canada. They allow for
accredited labs to use CB Scheme
data and evaluations to grant National
Certifications.
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MET’s CB Scheme Laboratories
MET
Baltimore
(NCB)
Emitel Ltd.
(CBTL)
Shenzhen,
China
MET
Baltimore
(CBTL)
Korean
(CBTL) In
Progress
MET
Austin, TX
(ACTL)
MET
Union City,
CA (ACTL)
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Typical CB Project Flowchart
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CB Project Flowchart with Direct Market Acceptance
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IEC Standards
• IECEE publishes many standards, test report forms
for these standards.
• Base standards, particular standards and collateral
standards.
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IEC Standard Categories
• 19 Total Product Categories
• BATT (Batteries), HOUS (Household and similar equipment),
CABL (Cables and Cords), INST (Installation accessories and
connection devices), CAP (Capacitors as components), LITE
(Luminaires), CONT (Switches), MEAS (Measuring instruments),
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), MED (Medical Equipment,
MISC (Miscellaneous), SAFE (Safety transformers), OFF (IT and
Office Equipment), TOOL (Portable Tools), POW (Low voltage
switching equipment), TOYS (Electric Toys), PROT (Installation
Protective Equipment, TRON (Electronics, Entertainment), and PV
(Photovoltaic).
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MET’s CB Scheme Scope
• Information Technology Equipment (ITE or OFF),
IEC 60950-1
• Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use (MEAS),
IEC 61010-1
• Audio/Video Equipment (TRON), IEC 60065
• Medical Equipment (MED), IEC 60601-1
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Information Technology Equipment (OFF)
• ITE or OFF as the IEC calls it, is by far
the most used category.
• Current standard is IEC 60950-1: 2005
(Second Edition), Amendment 1: 2009
• EN 60950-1: 2006, Am 1: 2010 includes
IEC standard plus standard European
differences.
• Only has three Part 2 ‘Particular’
standards.
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Audio/Video Equipment (TRON)
• Current is IEC 60065 (2001),
Seventh Edition. Consolidated
Reprint with all revisions,
amendment is 7.2.
• Harmonized with EN 60065, UL
60065 and CSA C22.2 No.
60065. Seventh Editions.
• No particulars or collaterals.
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IEC 62368-1 Audio/Video, Information and
Communication Technology Equipment and Hazard
Based Safety
• Audio/video, information and communication
technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
• Hazard-Based Safety Engineering.
• Not yet implemented.
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Measurement, Control and Laboratory
Use (MEAS)
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Current standard is IEC 61010-1: 2010
(Third Edition)
Most common still being used is IEC
61010-1: 2001 (Second Ed.), Corrigenda
2003.
Harmonized with EN 61010-1: 2010. NO
UL or CSA equivalent yet. There is a
UL/CSA equivalent for the Second Edition.
UL and CSA are still at 2nd Edition.
Particular Standards.
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Medical Electrical Equipment (MED)
• Current is IEC 60601-1: 2005 (Third
Edition).
• Harmonized with EN 60601-1 and CSA
C22.2 No. 60950-1 and AAMI 60601-1
(US). Many still using the Second Edition,
will explain further in next slide.
• Not yet recognized by OSHA for the US
but IEC and EN moving towards this
rapidly.
• Many collaterals and particulars to be
possibly considered.
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Medical Equipment: IEC 60601-1, Third
Edition
• Third Edition of IEC 60601-1 has become a hot topic in
the regulatory certification community.
• Different way of thinking about risks and hazards.
• ISO 14971: Risk Management.
• Must address all collaterals and possible particulars.
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Submission for IEC Type Testing
• Test Sample(s)
• Documentation: Operators Manual, Setup Manual,
Block Diagram, Schematics, manufacturer data sheets,
component certification information.
• Applicant and Manufacturer Information.
• For Full list of items, see Project Submittal Checklist
website address.
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IEC Compliance Investigation Process
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Submission.
Constructional Review.
Testing Phase.
Determination of Compliance.
Approval Letter or Findings
Report.
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IEC Compliance Investigation Process
(Cont.)
• Project Duration
• Project Tracking / METrak.
• Communication is Key.
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CB Test Reports and Certificates
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CB Test Certificate
CB Test Report
TRF’s
CB Test Report and Certificate are inseparable.
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CB Report and Certificate
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CB Scheme Marking
• No IECEE Marking at this time.
• It is forbidden to make reference to the IECEE or CB
Scheme on your product.
• National marks may be required per the country
marketed in.
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CB vs. CE
• Often confused, but no comparison.
• First party vs. Third party.
• Recognizing NCBs may have own marks. IE, MET
Mark, CSA Mark, PSE Mark (Japan).
VS.
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CB Manufacturer Test Lab Programs
• The CB Scheme offers several programs for testing
on-site rather than at a CBTL. These programs are
defined at IECEE.org, on the Operational Documents
Page.
• Supervised Manufacturers' Testing (SMT), Testing at
Manufacturers' Premises (TMP), and Witnessed
Manufacturer's Testing (WMT).
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Frequently Asked Questions about the
CB Scheme
• Are the National differences available to the public?
• What if the applicant/manufacturer/factory is located in
a country where there is no IECEE Member Body?
• Is there a license fee or annual dues for CB?
• How long are CB Certifications valid for?
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Questions?
• Any Technical questions can be directed to Rick
Cooper. Administrative and CB program questions can
go to me.
• Any follow-up questions you may have after this
presentation, please feel free to email me.
Email: [email protected]
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OSHA NRTL Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Thank you
A2LA-Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
(Baltimore: #0591-01, Union City: #0591-02)
Are there any Questions?
FCC TCB Telecommunications Certification Body
SCC CB Standards Council of Canada Certification Body
IECEE NCB National Certification Body
NVLAP-Accredited NIST CAB Conformity Assessment Body
Verizon ITL Independent Testing Laboratory
Baltimore, MD
410.354.3300
Raleigh, NC
919.481.9319
Union City, CA
510.489.6300
Shenzhen, China
86 755 82911867
DASH7, Official Test Lab for RFID certification program
Santa Clara, CA
408.748.3585
Seoul, Korea
82 (0)2 2026 0191
ISTA Transit Tested Program Member - International Safe Transit
Association
Austin, TX
512.287.2500
Taiwan, R.O.C.
886.2.8227.8887
DSCC-Accredited for Designated MIL-STD Testing
EPCglobal Inc,ェ Official Test Lab for RFID Hardware Certification
Program
VCCI - Voluntary Council for Control of Interference (Japan)
ACIL Member - American Council of Independent Laboratories
Measurement Canada Recognized Test Facility for electricity
meters
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