The following provides a summary overview of Germany’s regulations and compliance system.

Germany

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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CE Marking

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration as long as the product is in compliance with the relevant directives and standards

Certification Organization
Manufacturer’s self-declaration (Low Voltage Directive)

Safety
CB test report/certificate, third-party EN test report or manufacturer’s test report accepted

EMC
CB test report/certificate, third-party EN test report or manufacturer’s test report accepted

Additional Requirements
ROHS, ATEX, R&TTE, Eco design and energy labeling may also apply, based on product type

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UL-EU Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
10 years (subject to compliance with the latest standards in effect)

Certification Organization
UL

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
Not applicable unless it’s part of the safety standard

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual factory inspections

 

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D Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
10 years (subject to compliance with the latest standards in effect)

Certification Organization
UL Demko

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
Not applicable unless part of the safety standard

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual factory inspections

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UL-GS Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
5 years (subject to compliance with the latest standards in effect)

Certification Organization
UL Demko

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted*
*CB test reports generated under WMT and SMT NOT accepted

EMC
EMC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) or CB test report/certificate, EN test report or manufacturer’s test report

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual factory inspections
Ergonomic, PAH, EMF and DMF requirements may apply based on product type

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ENEC Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration as long as the product is in compliance with the relevant directives and standards

Certification Organization
UL Demko

Safety
CB test report/certificate and ENEC test report from ENEC test laboratories accepted

EMC
Not applicable

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual factory inspections.
ENEC retesting on product samples taken from a production site.
For luminaires, compliance with ISO 9001 and testing can only take place in Europe.

 

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 similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Medical devices
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment
Marks/Certifications
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EC Conformity Marking

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory (DoC or SDoC depending on product type)

Authority/Regulatory Body
R&TTE Directive

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration
Declaration must be updated if the standard is updated or amended

Local Representative Required?
No
Other European Directives may require Local Representative, i.e. Medical Device Directive

Specific User Manual Requirements?
Yes

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
No specific regulation. The end product should comply with R&TTE Directive.

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes (in-country testing not required)

*This may vary based on product specification.

 

Product Scope

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

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

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

Marks/Certifications
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CE Marking for Energy-related Products (ErP) and Energy Labeling for Televisions

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
European Union (EU)

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:

  • External power supplies
  • Simple set-top boxes
  • Standby and off-mode losses of Energy-using Products (EuPs)
  • Televisions

 

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.

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