Pre-certification Review

Overview

UL's pre-certification review take the guesswork out of designing for compliance and help to streamline the certification process.

Early consultation with a UL technical expert enables businesses to become familiar with the testing program and its requirements and may enable the identification of potential noncompliance issues and other obstacles before they become the source of costly and timely delays.

Definition

Pre-certification reviews, also known as gap assessments, Stage 1 assessments, proactive reviews or preliminary reviews, are conducted by UL technical experts early in the design process either at the UL test facility or on site at a manufacturer's facility, typically to assess conformity to applicable standards for the desired markets. This service does not result in a UL certification.

Benefits

Customers can arrange for a pre-certification review as early as the design concept stage and straight through to the last stages of the product development cycle. UL offers two service options: formal and informal.

Formal pre-certification reviews include a complete engineering evaluation of a product with a comprehensive report of the findings, providing actionable insight into how a product's construction may or may not meet the requirements of all applicable standards.

During an informal pre-certification review, a UL engineer provides expert insight, but no formal documentation (letter report) is issued. Informal pre-certification reviews can be conducted in person, over the phone or online via web chat.


DELIVERABLES

Custom deliverable, depending on customer's needs


PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Medical devices, dental equipment, laboratory equipment, test and measurement equipment, nurse call equipment, personal health and hygiene equipment

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

UL Standards for Safety UL Standards for Safety »
UL Standards for Sustainability UL Standards for Sustainability »
IEC Standards IEC Standards »
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