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

Korea

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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KC Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body
Safety: Up to 5 years or no expiration depending on product type.
EMC: No expiration

Certification Organization
Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL), Korea Testing Certification (KTC), KTR (Korea Testing & Research Institute), National Research Radio Agency (NRRA)

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
Test report from NRRA-accredited laboratories accepted.

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual factory inspection, based on product type

 

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
  • 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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Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body
Korea Communications Commission Republic of Korea (KCC)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Local Representative Required?
No

Specific User Manual Requirements?
Yes

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
Modular approval requirements vary depending on product type.

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes (in-country testing)

*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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Energy Efficiency Label & Standard Program

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
KEMCO

Testing Option
Designated first or third-party laboratory

 

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High-efficiency Appliances Certifications

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Certification Organization
KEMCO

Testing Option
Designated third-party laboratory

 

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e-Standby program

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
KEMCO

Testing Option
Designated first or third-party laboratory

 

Product Scope

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

Energy Efficiency Label & Standard Program:

  • External power supplies
  • Televisions

High-efficiency Appliances Certification Program

  • Uninterruptible power systems

e-Standby Program

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Televisions
  • Video cassette recorders
  • Home audio products
  • DVD players
  • Set-top boxes
  • Door phones
  • Cord/cordless phones
  • Radios
  • Modems
  • Home gateways

Additional Information

Certification numbering format – The type approval label consists of the KC Mark along with the certification number consisting of the following:

Changed from “KCC-XXX-AAA-BBBBBBBBBBBBBB” to “MSIP-XXX-AAA-BBBBBBBBBBBBBB”

    • KCC changed to MSIP due to Regulatory Authority change
    • XXX – Indication of Basic Certification Information  (i.e. REM, CRM, etc.) followed by
    • AAA – Applicant code issued by NRRA and
    • BBBBBBBBBBBBBB – Product code provided by the Applicant to identify the product

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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