The following provides a summary overview of United States’ regulations and compliance system.

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How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed

Marks/Certifications
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UL Certification Marks

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Certification Organization
UL

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
Not applicable

Additional Requirements
Periodic factory inspections

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and  video equipment
  • Household and commercial appliances
  • Heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment
  • Lighting products
  • Medical devices
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Power and control equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Life safety and security products
  • Building materials
  • Renewable energy equipment
  • Motors and generators
  • Gas and oil equipment
  • Wire and cables
  • Batteries, power supplies and components
  • Telecom equipment

Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
No

Local Representative Required?
No

Specific User Manual Requirements?
Yes

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
Yes

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes

*This may vary based on product specification and FCC Grant Conditions.

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following Radio/Wireless technologies

  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For detail, please contact us.


Marks/Certifications
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ENERGY STAR®

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Certification Organization
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-recognized certification body

Testing Option
Accredited EPA laboratories that are certified by an EPA-recognized certification body

 

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California Energy Commission (CEC)

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
California Energy Commission (CEC)

Testing Option
California Energy Commission (CEC)-approved laboratories

 

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United States (Department of Energy)
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International Efficiency Marking Protocol

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
U.S. Department of Energy

Testing Option
Non-designated first or third-party laboratory

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Audio/Video
  • Battery Chargers
  • Consumer audio and video equipment
  • Cordless Phones
  • Computers
  • Displays
  • External power supplies
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Set-top Boxes & Cable Boxes
  • Televisions
  • Universal Power Supplies

Additional Information

Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently. For the latest information, please contact UL at gma@ul.com

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