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Expert testing agency-General Service Administration

  • Basis : Code of expert inspection on procurements &Legislation 14 regarding contract with government agency.
  • Approved Agency : General Service Administration, Quality control department.
  • Authorized field : Household appliances & Board control system and 345 items.

Product-accredit agency

  • Basis : Framework Act on national standards,ISO/IEC Guide 65
  • Approved Agency : Korea Accreditation System(KAS/Korean Agency for Technology and standard)
  • Authorized field : welding, motors, electricity meters, circuit breaker, switch and 20more items.
  • Approved mark : V-Check Mark

IECEE(International Commission on the Rules for the Approval of Electrical Equipment) CBTL Acknowledgement

  • IECEE : Electrical devices approval system operated by International Electrotechnical Commission
    • Promote international trade by sharing Testing result among members of countries
    • Simplify certifying process for Technical Barriers to Trade(TBT)
  • Approved Agency : household appliances, A/V devices, Informational office devices
  • Member agency : 51 countries, 63 national certification agencies

Argentina, Australia, , Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenian, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, England, Uruguay, USA (51 countries)

* In the case of exporting previously metioned approved products to IECEE members, the products with CB reports from Safety Certification Center can be approved in the countries without further testings.

International Certification Test Agency Acknowledgement

  • Basis: Framework Act on national standards, ISO/IEC 17025
  • Approved Agency: Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS/Korean Agency for Technology and standard)
  • Authorized status: 115 standards in five areas
    • Instrumentation wiring (40)
    • High-voltage high-power (12)
    • Industrial electrical equipment (4)
    • Household appliances (47)
    • Medical instrument (12)

US products certification institution- designated testing institution

  • Certification agency: TUV Rheinland of North America
  • Approved field: UL 60950-1( information-communication & office devices) 77 other standards

NRTL( Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) system

  • - Outline: For the safety of workers, Industrial products must pass safety certification test by NRTL appointed by OSHA
  • - Subjects: Cables, household electrical appliances, 37 items, 600 products
  • - NRTL: TUV-Rheinland, TUV-PS, UL, CSA and 18 other institutions
  • - ertification mark; Add US,C on each designated testing agenciy’s orignal marks

Current statue of other designated testing agencies

Current statue of other designated testing agencies
Approved contentsApproved(designated) agencyApproved fields(items)First approval
Broadcasting communication devices agency (Electrical communication device Act) Broadcast-communication committee Electromagnetic wave laboratory Electrical safety field 200302
TUV SUD designated testing agency Agency approved by German Household electrical devices,4other fields 200111
SNCH designated testing agency Agency approved by luxemburg MCCB 6other fields(223) 200304