Certification Experts is your full-service compliance partner and guides you through the complete CE marking process to obtain the Declaration of Conformity. With over 25 years of experience, our team will help you to obtain access to the European market.
CE marking meaning
CE stands for the French abbreviation of Conformité Européenne (European Conformity). By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal, safety, health and environmental protection requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the European Economic Area (EEA).
Who needs CE marking?
It is mandatory for all manufacturers whose products fall within the applicable CE marking directives and CE marking regulations to get CE certification before they can access the European market. If an importer markets the product under its own name, it assumes the responsibilities of the manufacturer, and must apply the CE marking itself.
CE marking is mandatory for manufacturers in the following product groups:
How to get CE certification?
The process of the CE certification procedure is dependent on the product group. Generally, manufacturers can perform self certification. This entails compiling a technical file, performing a risk assessment, testing, ensuring correct information and warnings, including CE label and compiling the Declaration of Conformity. However, a third-party, such as Certification Experts, is often chosen by the manufacturer as this process is often time consuming, requires a specific know-how and test facilities that they do not always have. Certification Experts specialises in CE marking for the following products that normally do not need an accredited third-party:
When you want to bring a high risk product onto the market, you need to execute a conformity assessment procedure with an accredited third-party. Certification Experts specialises in CE marking for the following products that need an accredited third-party to bring them onto the market:
If you are located outside of the EU, and you want to bring your product onto the European market, you may need an Authorised Representative to act as a liaison between you and the competent national authorities. AR Experts (part of Certification Experts) can act as your Authorised Representative.
Declaration of Conformity
An EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is a mandatory document that you as a manufacturer or your Authorised Representative need to sign to declare that your products comply with the EU requirements. By signing the DoC you take full responsibility for your product’s compliance with the applicable EU law. There is a common misconception that a CE certificate and a DoC are the same. A DoC confirms that the products of a manufacturer are in compliance with the European legislation. The CE certificate is given by an accredited party and is only mandatory for products which have to go through a conformity assessment procedure that is assessed by this party.
Click on the service blocks below to see what our experts can do to help you obtain the CE mark for your products.
Enter any market, no matter the marking or industry. From CE marking and UL to CCC, we offer complete certification guidance and expert services tailored to your unique situation.
We provide Authorised Representation (AR) for businesses and e-commerce companies located outside the EU/UK – allowing access to those markets by registering us as your legal partner.
Every manufacturer requires a technical file to reach compliance. We support, compile and review these technical documents for you.
We review your designs and assist you through the prototype phase to ensure critical safety standards are met.
Wherever you’re located, we offer a wide range of expert testing and inspection capabilities, both in house and via our global network of affiliated partners and testing laboratories.
We create a clear and practical compliance roadmap for you in any market. Get expert guidance on cost/time efficiency of certification for accessing multiple markets.
We help you eliminate risks more efficiently, protect your customers and your business. Unsure whether you’ve done something correctly? We can provide a full risk assessment evaluation.
Make sure your manuals, labelling and packaging are fully compliant with your
chosen markets. From writing to reviewing materials, we’ve got you covered.
We offer custom training programs led by experts, bringing your team up to
speed with important safety processes and regulations related to your markets.
With over 25 years’ industry experience, our team can provide expert guidance
on every aspect of product compliance.
We notify you if there are regulatory changes pertaining to your product
We ensure the availability of the technical file in case of requests from authorities
Trust us as your partner to verify the compliance of your products
We register as your official point of contact for market surveillance authorities
You gain access to the EU/UK market, no matter where your business is located
We represent you on your behalf for all legal issues pertaining to your product