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About Bureau Veritas NRTL/ SCC Mark

Business Challenge

Products come and go, but manufacturers and retailers must sell safe products.

The brand image and reputation a merchant has carefully nurtured for years can be tainted in an instant if their product suffers a major recall or a liability for injury suit. One incident can wipe out previous efforts in a single loss.

Access to the lucrative North American market is a must for most manufacturers of electrical or electronic products. To access this market,certification is required for the U.S. and Canada.

What is safety certification for USA / Canada?

There are several third-party organizations that are recognized as having the capability to provide product safety testing and certification services to manufacturers for a wide range of products in North America. They are represented in the U.S. by Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTLs) and recognized by the government agency OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). In Canada, they are represented by Testing Organizations/Certification Bodies recognized by SCC (Standards Council of Canada). The testing and certifications handled by these bodies are based on product safety standards developed by U.S. or Canadian-based standards development organizations such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Bureau Veritas provides the necessary tools to meet certification requirements with an enhanced process. Bureau Veritas Curtis-Straus Laboratory is an approved NRTL listed on the OSHA website ( and in Canada as listed on the SCC website ( Its employees are skilled in handling all aspects of testing, report writing, final reports, certification, initial plant inspections and follow-up service. This allows us to provide rapid turnaround, resulting in a shorter time to market and ultimately less expense. We can also provide you with the added convenience of arranging a transfer of existing certifications.

Our Approach


• Perform testing (Test Report from Existing accreditation body/Witness testing (Bureau Veritas Lab or Client Lab)/Via CB-scheme/Bureau Veritas Lab acting as Approved laboratory)
• Submit application to Bureau Veritas Curtis-Straus Laboratory (including Initial Inspection Report)
• Bureau Veritas Curtis-Straus Laboratory application and issues decision if successful
• Yearly follow up inspections (usually 2 times per year) to ensure continued control

Bureau Veritas NRTL solution:

• Overview: Certification for North American Market covering ITE, AV, Medical and Test/Measurement finished products
• Available Worldwide: We can test products at our labs worldwide and issue report and certificate.
• Recognition: The NRTL/SCC mark is accepted by regulators, retailers and brands throughout North America
• TAT: Typically 15 days (5 working days for certification process)
• Free Transfer: If clients already had an existing accreditation body from the North America, clients could transfer from the accreditation body to Bureau Veritas for free.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas CPS E&E Taiwan?

Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leading global quality assuranceprovider with more than 69,000 employees operating out of 1,400 officesand laboratories in over 140 countries.

Worldwide Locations
With dedicated and experienced test and approvals engineers and inspectors in every major sourcing area worldwide, Bureau Veritas offers you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.

Technical Knowledge and Time-to-Market
Bureau Veritas knows that getting your product through the certification process on time and within budget is a critical part of your product launch goals. With knowledgeable approvals engineers in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and safety inspectors worldwide, we can partner with you to help achieve your product release goals. We also offer a turnaround time of five days from the receipt of an acceptable application.

Personal Personalized Service
Bureau Veritas recognizes the value that certification can bring. As such, we offer customized and specialized services to meet your safety compliance needs throughout your supply chain. If asked to intervene at an early stage, we can offer suggestions to enhance the product's approval success without sacrificing innovation or creativity.


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