International Electronic Standard Certification Marks

CSA International 
The CSA mark may appear alone or with indicators. If it appears alone, it means that the product is certified for the Canadian market, to the applicable Canadian standards.
If the CSA mark appears with the indicator "US" or "NRTL" it means that the product is certified for the U.S. market, to the applicable U.S. standards.
If this Mark appears with the indicator "C and US" or "NRTL/C" it means that the product is certified for both the U.S. and Canadian markets, to the applicable U.S. and Canadian standards.
CGA "Script"
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) "Script" for components of gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable Canadian standards.
A.G.A. Blue Star
The American Gas Association (A.G.A.) "Blue Star" mark for gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable U.S. standards.
CSA Blue Star 
The CSA Blue Star Mark for gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable U.S. standards.
CGA Blue Flame
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) "Blue Flame" mark for gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable Canadian standards.
CSA Blue Flame
The CSA Blue Flame Mark for gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable Canadian standards.
A.G.A. "Script"
The American Gas Association (A.G.A.) "Script" for components of gas appliances and other liquid petroleum products indicates certification to applicable U.S. standards.
Shows that the product is Safety Certified and when relevant, that the product is also compliant with the EMC Directive.

The well-known N-mark is a certification mark based on Nemko's own testing or results from testing performed by often labratory according to multi-national or bi-lateral agreement or by otherwise Nemko accepted labratories including all authorized manufacturers. The mark itself signifies that Nemko has tested or certified the product according to national standards official safety regulations in Norway. (which in principle are aquivalent to those of the other European EU/EEA states)
Shows that the product is tested and certified as above, but signifies clearly that the product is certified for both safety and EMC by Nemko or by a Nemko authorized labratory. In addition this mark confirms that the product also covers the EMC Directive, tested by Nemko or Nemko authorized laboratories.
The product is only certified for EMC by Nemko.
Products certified by Nemko may if desired be tagged with the unique "Nemko Approved" label for use as advertising, shows, displays packages and also on the actual products.
DEMKO's D-Mark represents electrical product safety for a great majority of consumers.
The D-Mark demonstrates that, from a safety point of view, the tested product complies with:
  • Harmonised standards, e.g. EN/HD
  • International standards, e.g. IEC
  • National standards, e.g. DS
  • Other national standards e.g. American National or UL Standards
  • Other relevant parts of the above-mentioned standards which form part of the basis for certification e.g. National Deviations.
DEMKO is the Competent Body for the EMC Directive and performs testing under the EMC Directive. An EMC test, in addition to an LVD test, at DEMKO gives you the right to use DEMKO's EMC Mark. The accompanying report can be used as documentation for CE Marking of your product in accordance with the EMC Directive. Safety related EMC tests under the Low Voltage and Machinery Directives should always be performed either before, or in connection with, EMC testing under the EMC Directive in order to avoid expensive double work. EMC testing at DEMKO can be monitored by the manufacturer so that any problems arising can be dealt with immediately, or DEMKO can, by agreement with the manufacturer, make any necessary changes and retest the product.
European EMC Mark
A mark for EMC has been introduced in the 15 most recognised certification bodies in Europe.
  • The CCA EMC Mark gives you the possibility to document that EMC requirements, which can often be difficult to handle, have been complied with.
  • The CCA EMC Mark is recognised by the certification bodies in the 15 countries who recognise each other's results. Full European recognition is hereby achieved.
  • The EMC Certificate is always documented by an accompanying EMC test report.
  • The EMC Mark can be used together with national safety marks as well as with the CE Mark.
The SGS Fimko FI mark is a well-known and respected impartial certification mark indicating the safety and quality of a product. The FI mark can only be used on products that have a valid FI certificate granted by FIMKO.
The FI mark can appear on the certified product, in the User’s Manual and Installation Guide, in product catalogues and, for example in newspaper, TV and radio advertisements. Below the FI mark our slogan ‘safe quality’ can be used to strengthen and enchance the value of the mark (see figure). More information about the use of the FI mark can be found in FIMKO’s FI handbook and on a diskette which can be obtained free of charge.
An EMC certificate issued by FIMKO is a powerful way of demonstrating the EMC conformity of the product for international markets. SGS Fimko’s EMC mark gives added value and can be used in marketing, for example on the packaging, in brochures and price lists. EMC certified products can be browsed on SGS Fimko’s website under the FI register, product lists. The EMC certificate granted by SGS Fimko requires that testing is carried out according to European standards or in a testing laboratory assessed and approved by SGS Fimko.
SGS Fimko’s EMC mark can be granted to all products which are in accordance with European standards, for example household appliances, switches for household appliances, lighting fittings, measurement instruments, electromedical equipment, IT equipment, office machines, hand-held tools and consumer electronics.
The S marking, which is volontary today, means that SEMKO as an impartial testing laboratory certifies that the product fulfils valid safety requirements.
The safety requirements include checking of e.g.
  • electrical safety
  • fire protection
  • mechanical hazards
  • radiation risks, e.g. of CD players and solaria
The CE-marking is the manufacturer's statement to the EU authorities that his product complies with all relevant CE-marking Directives. It is important to emphasise that the CE-marking is not a quality mark or a guarantee to consumers in EU.
The manufacturer is always responsible - within or outside EU - for CE-marking. If the manufacturer is not located in EU, he can authorise a representative located in EU who thus becomes responsible for CE-marking. The representative's duties and responsibilities must be agreed in writing. Importers not authorised by the manufacturer must keep his documentation in safekeeping in EU for ten years after the last production date. Please bear in mind, that the importer may always be held responsible for the documentation.
ENEC is an abbreviation for "European Norms Electrical Certification". These four letters are part of the registered trade mark that demonstrates that a product has been certified by one of the national certification institutes in Europe. Today, there are 18 certification institutes who are signatories to the agreement. Apart from the ENEC Mark itself, there is also a two digit number that indicates which certification body has issued the ENEC Certificate.
The ENEC Agreement was originally (in 1991 under the name, the LUM Agreement) started with a view to providing manufacturers of luminaires with a joint European certification mark to replace all the different national marks. In 1999, the agreement was expanded to include:
  • Lighting
  • Components for lampholders
  • IT
  • Electric office equipment
  • Safety isolating transformers
  • Isolating transformers and separating transformers
  • Power supply units
  • Switches
The GS-Mark is the German national mark that demonstrates that a product has been tested and found to comply with the standards for the product. The GS-Mark is to Germans what the Danish D-Mark is to Danes. The GS-Mark is very well recognised by German consumers; so well recognised that certain products are nearly impossible to sell without the GS-Mark.

For manufacturers and importers wishing to sell their electrical products in Germany, it is a good idea to have a GS-Mark. There are three particular areas where a GS-Mark is nearly a necessity: tools, IT equipment and electromedical equipment.
Manufacturers of tools often have a hard, if not impossible, time selling their products in Germany without a GS-Mark because such marking is supported by consumers and the trade unions. IT equipment is also effected by the requirement for GS-Marking; the mark is a requirement if you wish to sell major companies or institutions.
The third area where the GS-Mark is particularly important is electromedicine because a GS-Mark is a prerequisite for a grant to the institution in question from the German authorities.
Keymark is a European safety mark identical to the well-known systems on which the existing European CCA system is built. Some of the most important criteria for testing products under the CCA rules are: factory inspection, random sample supervision and testing performed by testing institutes of equal standing. Market supervision is performed, i.e. products are periodically sampled from the market for examination in accordance with the procedures applied by the individual countries' national bodies. The testing institute responsible for issuing the Keymark is identified by means of a numerical code which constitutes part of the Keymark itself.
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The NOM Mark is the Mexican product safety mark. Our Mexico City laboratory is an accredited SECOFI laboratory - however, you can receive testing from any one of our laboratories to receive this certification.
Warnock Mark Mark represents compliance to United States and/or Canadian product safety standards. The Warnock Hersey Mark can be found mainly on fire doors, sealed insulated glass, building materials and gas and oil fired products, like hearth products.
The GOST R certification mark is part of the mandatory Russian Certification system.
ETL Listed Mark
ETL Listed Mark represents compliance to United States and/or Canadian product safety standards. You will find the ETL Listed Mark on electrical- gas-, or oil- fired products.

For the United States, we are recognized by Occupational Safety Hazards Association (OSHA) as an National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Click on the NRTL link to view the scope of recognition (the list of standards, sites, and programs that OSHA has recognized us for). In Canada, we are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Testing Organization and a Certification Organization.
ENERGY STAR is the symbol for energy efficiency. It's a label -- created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy -- to help consumers save money and prevent air pollution.

An appliance or product with the ENERGY STAR label means that it's in the top of its class for energy efficiency. Products that meet EPA and Department of Energy efficiency criteria qualify as ENERGY STAR. Consumers save money with ENERGY STAR products because they use less energy than conventional products and cost less to operate. ENERGY STAR products also offer the same or often better performance and features as conventional products.

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