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CB Scheme
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CB Scheme

CB Scheme

The CB International Scheme makes it possible to acquire conformity marks from certification bodies in different countries, for electric and electronic products and components, based on the CB Certificate that recognises testing

The CB scheme is an international system created within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to assess the conformity of electric and electronic products and components, which facilitates the recognition of testing carried out between the different National Bodies to acquire the conformity marks.

AENOR has signed this multilateral agreement that covers 53 countries across five continents.

AENOR can issue CB Certificates for the following products:

  • Domestic appliances, in accordance with IEC 60335 series standards

  • Lamps and associated equipment in compliance with IEC 60598, IEC 61347, IEC 61558

  • Switchgear and small electrical equipment, in accordance with Standards IEC 60669, IEC 60730, IEC 60884, IEC 60898, IEC 60998, IEC 61008, IEC 61009, IEC 61058, IEC 61386, IEC61439, IEC 61537 and IEC 61643

  • Electric cables, in accordance with Standards IEC 60227, IEC60245 and IEC 60502

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (CEM), in accordance with Standards CISPR 11, CISPR 12, CISPR 12, CISPR 13, CISPR 14, CISPR 15, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, CISPR 32, IEC 60601, IEC 60000-3-2, IEC 60000-3-3, IEC 60000-3-11, IEC 60000-3-12, IEC 60000-4-2, IEC 60000-4-3 and IEC 60000-4-4

  • Energy efficiency, in accordance with Standards IEC 60291, IEC 60350-1, ​IEC 60350-2, IEC 60705, IEC 60552 and IEC 60436

This certification provides access to markets in more than 50 countries that participate in the CB Scheme; specifically Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain​, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam

Certain product or family tests need to be carried out to get the CB Certificate, in accordance with IEC standards, in laboratories attached to the CB Scheme. These laboratories are CB Testing Laboratories (CBTL).

Once this process is complete, the organisation receives the CB Certificate


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