A recognized certification body is a certification body recognized by the Director of Electrical & Mechanical Services as qualified to issue certificates of safety compliance in respect of a specified class of electrical products. A certification or testing organization applying for registration as a Recognized Certification Body should satisfy either one of the following criteria:

  1. The organization has been accepted as one of the National Certification Bodies (NCBs) under the IECEE CB Scheme;
  2. The organization has been accredited by the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) or by the Hong Kong Accreditation Services (HKAS) under the test category of electrical and electronic products; or
  3. The organization has been accredited by an overseas accreditation scheme which has a mutual recognition agreement with HOKLAS or HKAS under the test category of electrical and electronic products.

Application for registration shall be submitted to the Director of Electrical & Mechanical Services in writing together with supporting documents and the application fee as stipulated in the regulation. The applicant will be notified of the application result within 17 working days upon receipt of all necessary information. The relevant application form can be obtained from the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department.