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:
- Building products
- Home appliances and electronics
- Industrial equipment
- IT equipment
- Life safety and security
- Medical equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- And much more!
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.