As a Certification Body in the CB Scheme, Intertek offers the fastest turnaround time to help you get products to market faster.

The CB Scheme is an international program created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) for the acceptance of product safety test results among participating laboratories and certification organizations around the world. The CB Scheme offers manufacturers a simplified way of obtaining multiple national safety certifications for their products — providing entry into over 50 countries.

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Countries Participating in the CB Scheme
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.

Local Testing for Worldwide Safety Compliance
Through our global network of testing labs, Intertek provides four National Certification Bodies (NCBs) for the CB Scheme and numerous CB Testing Laboratories (CBTLs).

How can we help?

  • As your CBTL and NCB, we can issue your CB Test Report and corresponding CB Certificate to help you obtain multiple national safety certifications for your product.
  • To obtain a national certification without additional testing, we’ll help you submit your CB Certificate and Test Report to an NCB in a participating CB Scheme country.

Already have a CB Certificate?
If you have already obtained a CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report for your product from another participating NCB, we can accept those documents as a basis for issuing one of our certification marks.

CB Full Certification Scheme (CB-FCS)
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) announced the introduction of the Certification Body Full Certification Scheme (CB-FCS), which operates within the scope of the IEC standards for electrical equipment accepted for use in the CB Scheme. Major benefits from the current CB Scheme to the CB-FCS include:

  • Introducing initial factory inspections
  • Accepting integrated components in appliances which have already been tested
  • Not requiring test samples to secondary bodies for national certifications

Learn more about our Global Market Access services.
Get your products into more countries faster and more easily than ever before. With more than 300 accreditations, recognitions, and strategic partnerships around the world, we can test and certify to the requirements of any market you choose.


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