Understanding Product Testing and Certification

The Testing and Certification Process Ensures Products Meet Standards and Perform as Intended.

Before electrical, gas-powered or building products can be sold, installed or put into use, they must go through an extensive testing process to ensure they meet safety and code requirements.

Once a product successfully passes the testing process, it gains certification letting you know it is up to standard. It is also subject to follow-up inspections to ensure changes to the manufacturing process do not impact the product’s compliance.

What needs testing?

A wide range of products require safety testing, including those manufactured in industries such as:

There are thousands of national and international safety standards a product could be tested against. When you see a certification mark from a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL), you can be confident that the product meets safety requirements, will function as intended and ultimately, help save property and lives.