In Canada and the USA, third-party certification of electrical products is mandatory by law. When a product bears the mark or label of a nationally accredited organization, it can then be marketed and sold in the North American market.

Accreditation demonstrates that the organization in question is fully qualified to test and certify products to the standards for which it is accredited. To certify a product for a given market, all accredited organizations must test the product to the same applicable national and/or international standards.

QPS’s accreditations and recognition in Canada, the USA, and internationally enable us to offer a one-stop solution for product testing & certification for markets around the globe.

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In Canada

in addition to being nationally accredited by SCC as tabulated below, QPS is also recognized by all Provincial/Territorial Authority Having Jurisdiction

Accreditation By Accreditation Criteria Accredited Recognized As Accreditation Scope Certificate
Standards Council of Canada (SCC) ISO/IEC 17065 Certification Body (CB) Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment SCC CB Certificate
SCC ISO/IEC 17020 Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB) Model Code SPE 1000 Electrical Products Model Code SPE 1000 SCC IB Certificate
SCC ISO/IEC 17020 Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB) Model Code SPE 3000 Electro-medical Equipment and Systems SCC IB Certificate
SCC ISO/IEC 17020 Field Evaluation Inspection Body (IB) Gas Appliances and Equipment SCC IB Certificate
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Based on SCC accreditation Testing and Certification Body Energy Efficiency SCC CB Certificate

In the USA

QPS is accredited/Recognized as tabulated below.

Accreditation By Accreditation Criteria Accredited As Accreditation Scope Certificate
Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.7 Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment OSHA NRTL Certificate
American Association of Laboratory Accreditation
(A2LA)
ISO/IEC 17025 Testing Laboratory Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment A2LA Certificate
International Accreditation Services (IAS) ISO/IEC 17065 Certification Body (CB) Various Electrical Product Categories, including Hazardous Locations Equipment IAS Certification Body Certificate
International Accreditation Services (IAS) ISO/IEC 17020 Field Evaluation Body (FEB) Various Electrical Product Categories IAS Field Evaluation Body Certificate
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ISO/IEC 17025 Recognized Testing Laboratory Energy Efficiency EPA Recognized Testing Laboratory, Org ID Number 1110881
Mines Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Based on other accreditations Recognized Testing Laboratory Hazardous Location Equipment used in the Mines See MSHA Website
U.S. Coast Guards Based on other accreditations Recognized Testing Laboratory Hazardous Location Equipment used offshore US Coast Guard

In addition, to the above, QPS is also recognized/accepted in the USA by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the states/cities that have a formal recognition program, such as:

Internationally

We are accredited as shown in the Table below.

Accreditation Body Accreditation Standard/Criteria Accredited As Accreditation Scope Certificate
IECEE/CB Scheme ISO/IEC 17065 National Certification Body (NCB) Various Electrical Product Categories IECEE National Certification Body Certificate
IECEE/CB Scheme ISO/IEC 17025 Test Laboratory (CBTL) Various Electrical Product Categories IECEE CB Scheme Testing Laboratory Certificate
IECEx Equipment Scheme ISO/IEC 17065 Ex Certification Body (ExCB) Various Explosion Protection Methods IECEx Certification Body Certificate
IECEx Equipment Scheme ISO/IEC 17025 Ex Testing Laboratory (ExTL) Various Explosion Protection Methods IECEx Testing Laboratory Certificate
IECEx Personnel Certification Scheme (CoPC) IECEx05 Rules of Procedure Ex Certification Body (ExCB) Units Ex000 Ex001 https://www.iecex.com/information/excbs/certified-persons/