The CB Scheme (“IECEE CB” or “Scheme of the IECEE for Mutual Recognition of Test Certificates for Electrical Equipment”) is an international scheme for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates covering the safety of electrical and electronic equipment, devices and components. It was created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) to help manufacturers streamline the process of obtaining national safety certifications for their products in different markets. Today, CB Scheme certification is recognized in more than 50 participating countries.
QIMA is one of the nine National Certification Bodies (NCB) in Germany, and operates accredited CB testing laboratories (CBTL) in Hamburg, Germany and Shanghai, China.
We are authorized to carry out the entire CB certification procedure for the following product groups:
Manufacturer applies for a CB test certificate to a National Certification Body (NCB), such as QIMA;
The NCB works with one of their accredited CBTLs to conduct all tests necessary to determine whether the product satisfies the requirements of the relevant IECEE standard;
If the product is found to be in conformance with the applicable standard, the manufacturer is issued a CB Test Report and a CB Test Certificate.
Certification under the CB Scheme greatly streamlines the process of getting your product certified for multiple national markets, and eliminates the need for duplicate certification. If you want to market a CB Scheme certified product in one of the 50+ countries that recognize the CB Scheme, you can simply submit your CB Test Report and a CB Test Certificate to a NCB in your target market, and obtain additional certification according to a much simplified procedure.
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