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SGS Fimko can test your products for the US and Canadian markets and arrange North American certification, including SGS US NRTL Certification.

Electrical products must meet the relevant national safety standards to access the markets in US (electrical products used in workplaces) and Canada. As a SGS US Recognized Test Laboratory, SGS Fimko can test your products for the US and Canadian markets and arrange North American Certification (including SGS US NRTL Certification). 

Main benefits of SGS US NRTL certification are:

  • fast turnaround time based on SGS Fimko testing; 5 days after completion of testing and factory inspection process
  • only two annual factory inspections are needed providing the manufacturing site has a ISO 9001 quality management system
  • annual license fee is per manufacturing site and independent of the amount of certified products
  • roll over from existing NRTL certification to SGS US NRT is smooth and free of charge.

In addition to NRTL service, SGS Fimko can offer the necessary EMC/RF testing required for North American market.


Example 1: Company has 30 NRTL certificates from 3 different NRTL certification companies



SGS Fimko

Certification company No. 2

Certification company No. 3

Total costs/year

Number of audits/year

2

2

4



Costs of audits/year

2x965 €1)

2x4.000 €2)

4x4.000 €3)

25.930 €

Number of NRTL certificates

10

10

10



License fees of NRTL certificates

1.000 €4)

10x1.000 €5)

10x1.000 €5)

21.000 €

Total costs/year

2.930 €

18.000 €

26.000 €

46.930 €



Example 2: Company has 30 NRTL certificates from SGS Fimko



SGS Fimko

Certification company No. 2

Certification company No. 3

Total costs/year

Number of audits/year

2

-

-



Costs of audits/year

2x965 €1)

-

-

1.930 €

Number of NRTL certificates

30

-

-



License fees of NRTL certificates

1.000 €4)

-

-

1.000 €

Total costs/year

2.930 €

-

-

2.930 €



1)     SGS Fimko cost of audit (less than 4 hours) in Southern Finland (in 2014)
2)     Foreign certification body, 2 audits/year, estimated cost of audit
3)     Foreign certification body, 4 audits/year, estimated cost of audit
4)     SGS Fimko License fee in 2014
5)     Foreign certification body, estimated licence fee/certificate/year

Your potential saving is 44.018 €/year.

If you want to save time and money in North American certifications, contact us today.

More information on SGS US NRTL service:

Tom Törn, Certification Director
t. +358 9 6963 475

Kari Vesterinen, Product Line Manager (Safety testing)
t. +358 9 6963 418

Seppo Vahasalo, Product Line Manager (Medical devices)
t. +358 9 6963 450

Petri Lehtinen, Product Line Manager (EMC/RF)
 t. +358 9 6963 432