Element provides mandatory electrical safety testing to help you meet Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and CSA mark certification for the electrical and electronic safety of devices in the US and Canada.

What is an NRTL certification? 

Recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), NRTL certification, NRTL certification provides independent verification that a product has been tested to specific Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) standards identified under the certification scheme. It also ensures the manufacturing quality is the subject of an ongoing inspection. 

NRTL certification services 

Our expert teams in the EU and US can complete all safety testing and certification that you require. Element is an approved third-party test laboratory with MET Lab, which entitles us to conduct testing for MET certification under the NRTL and SCC schemes. 

We can also offer flexibility to provide any North American NRTL mark you require through the IECEE CB scheme as a Certified Body Test Laboratory (CBTL). This makes Element the perfect partner to test and certify domestic and international products heading for the North American market.

How to get NRTL certification? 

To get NRTL certification, your product must be assessed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

As an NRTL accredited laboratory, MET Labs is one of several certification bodies that proves your products comply with the safety standards laid out under federal law throughout the United States. It's also accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for approval throughout Canada.

The MET Mark is a faster and more cost-effective route to certification than the alternatives. It satisfies the requirements of both the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the US and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

There is a three-part process to obtaining the Met Certification Mark through Element: 

  • Testing - Testing is required against the relevant listed standards for your product type. We can advise you on the test specifications and methods that will best meet your unique product safety test needs.
  • Factory inspection - For all certifications under the NRTL or SCC schemes, evidence of a controlled factory production line is required. The inspections are product and manufacturing-based but may also require some examination of your company’s quality management system. Element is an approved factory inspection organization. We can provide Pre-Certification Factory Inspections (PCFI), Bi-Annual Factory Inspection, or Quarterly Hazloc factory Inspection at any location across the globe.
  • Certification - Based on the results above, certification is provided to validate your testing. All certification is granted by MET Labs, Baltimore. Element generates the required documentation and submits this to MET for review.

The Element advantage 

Element offers independent testing and factory inspections needed to validate your electrical products and guide you through the assessment process. We are experts in NRTL submissions through MET. We have been testing to their requirements for more than 20 years, and this longstanding cooperation means that hold-ups at the certification stage are minimized, giving you a faster route to compliance and quicker global market access.

For more information about NRTL and CSA mark certification, or to request a quote, contact us today. 


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