Approval Agencies

CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization

Works towards the development, adoption, and use of international standards in the fields of electricity, electronics and associated technologies. Publishes standards for the European market.

CSA – Canadian Standards Association

Works to develop standards that address real needs such as enhancing public safety and health, quality of life, preservation of the environment and facilitation of trade. Also helps people to understand standards through education and information on products and services.

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

A worldwide network of national standards institutes whose objective is to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards. It strives to reach a consensus on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

UL – Underwriters Laboratory

A product safety testing and certification organization in the U.S., which helps companies achieve global acceptance, whether for an electrical device, a programming system or an >organization