Product Certification for the United States

Apave Certification works with the appropriate organizations to test, register and certify products for the US market.


Apave Certification can offer you to market products for export to the United States via the following solutions and services: 

  • Mandatory certification of products via a laboratory (NRTL),
  • Support for the FCC SDoC declaration procedure.


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OSHA, the U.S. federal government agency whose mission is the prevention of workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, requires that various products, devices, assemblies, or systems used in the workplace be tested and certified by a third-party organization called National Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL).

National Recognized Test Laboratories have been recognized by OSHA to meet the legal requirements for safety testing and certification of covered products using consensus-based testing standards at 29 CFR 1910.7.

However, this leaves out many electrical products, such as consumer or household items. Retailers or end users typically require products to have electrical safety certification, even if OSHA or the electrical code does not regulate these applications. 

Certification shows that the product meets all necessary safety requirements and has been investigated by an independent third party.  It also reduces the risk of liability for the manufacturer, so it may be in the manufacturer's interest to obtain certification by an NRTL.

Radio Devices: The FCC's mandate is to regulate private sector telecommunications in the public interest.

By establishing technical regulations for transmitters and other devices that generate or use radio frequency (RF) waves to minimize their potential to cause interference.

Importation of radio frequency equipment requires that the product meet one of the eleven conditions allowed in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47 Section 2.1204.
The categories of devices that must comply with the standards expressed in the FCC Part 15B regulations are:

  • digital circuits that use radio frequencies above 9 kHz for their operation;
  • radio receivers that operate at frequencies between 30 MHz and 960 MHz;
  • Electronic devices that incorporate a single radio module that is already certified.


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