CB Scheme Options


PTI can work with our associated partner laboratory, TÜV SÜD, to provide a CB Scheme report for your product.

The CB Scheme is a more global approach to proving compliance for Product Safety. Instead of an “NRTL” for the United States, an approving laboratory is called a “CBTL” which stands for “Competent Body Test Lab”. There is no mark or sticker to apply to your product for CB Scheme approvals. However, once your product is evaluated, a CBTL issues you a report that can be presented to any CB Member Country in the world, whereby you receive their marks, logos or approvals accordingly.

Understanding CB Scheme Approvals

The report you receive is called the “CB Scheme”; the approval process with a CB Scheme report varies by country. Some, like India, require nothing more than a certificate proving compliance. Others (like the UL in the United States or CSA in Canada) require a fee, complete a review of the report and reserve the right to look at a sample. The CB Scheme is an alternative method to receiving an NRTL mark even here in the United States!

Getting World-Wide Market Access

PTI can take care of you with the Nemko Direct program. Just pick your countries of interest, and we will make sure you receive access to those markets with the CB Scheme. We can help with the following types of products for CB Scheme reports:

Standard Description
IEC 62368 A/V, Information and Communication Technology Equipment
IEC 61010 Laboratory, Medical, and Control Equipment
IEC 60601 Medical Equipment
IEC 60825 Laser Products
IEC XXXX Although we specialize in the above standards,
are many more we can evaluate product to,
just ask.

Pre-Compliance Testing:

If you are going directly to an NRTL for United States/Canada compliance, we can perform pre-compliance testing and analysis of your product to make sure that you are going to pass. Going directly to an NRTL can pose risks of long lead times, delays and extra fees for failures. PTI is here to help you work through these issues before you send a product out to UL, CSA, etc. for final testing.

Why Choose PTI?

We help our customers be proactive by getting involved early in the design phase, designing in reliability and compliance. The result is bringing products to market faster with less cost, and better service.  Learn More >

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