The IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is an international certification scheme covering products that meet the requirements of international Standards, e.g. IEC international Standards prepared by the IEC technical committee, IEC/TC 31: Equipment for
IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme provides the following:
A "fast-track" process for countries where regulations still require the issuing of national Ex certificates or approval. This is achieved by way of global acceptance of IECEx Test Reports (ExTRs).
A single international Certificate of Conformity (CoC) that requires manufacturers to successfully complete:
testing and assessment of samples for compliance with IEC Ex Standards;
assessment and auditing of manufacturers premises; and
on-going surveillance audits of manufacturers premises
Certificates issued under the
IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme are issued as "Electronic Certificates" and are live on the IECEx website. This enables full public access for viewing and printing. Visit the
IECEx On-Line Certificate System.
Applying for equipment testing and certification
Ex equipment manufacturers can apply to ExCBs in the United States for equipment testing and certification. The current U.S. ExCBs approved to provide this service are:
Applicable Test Standards
The USNC/IECEx maintains a Master Set of Applicable Standards determined to be appropriate for use under the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme. See individual U.S. ExCBs informational web pages to determine which of these standards fall within a U.S.
ExCB’s scope of recognition.
For convenience in viewing the Applicable Test Standard and its corresponding U.S. National Differences, noted in the Master Set of Applicable Standards, anyone can register by going to www.shopulstandards.com,
then clicking on the standard for view. There will be options to purchase, subscribe, or digital view. Click on digital view for free access to view the standard.
Further information is available from the USNC/IECEx Secretary via the coordinates shown below ...