Mandatory Certification

European Union

Many products require CE marking before they can be sold in the EU. CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.

If you need to involve a notified body, the CE marking must be accompanied by the identification number of the notified body.

Centexbel is Notified body #0493 

  • EC-type examination and monitoring of the quality control system for the final product according to the European Regulation 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment/EU
  • Product certification in the framework of the European Regulation on Construction Products 305/2011/EU
  • Conformity assessments in the framework of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU
  • EC-type examination (safety criteria and other legal requirements) according to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC

UK market

Centexbel International Ltd is an accredited Product Certification Body UKAS No. 23509 in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17065:2012, and acts as an Approved Body No. 8515 for the certification of products mentioned in the product schedules below:

US market

Consumer Product Safety Commission

US Federal law requires manufacturers and importers to test many consumer products for compliance with consumer product safety requirements. Based on passing test results, the manufacturer or importer must certify the consumer product as compliant with the applicable consumer product safety requirements in a written or electronic certificate.

Certificates are required to accompany the applicable product or shipment of products covered by the certificate, and a copy must be provided to retailers, distributors and, upon request, to the government.

Voluntary Certification

By complying to the criteria of voluntary certification schemes, companies can distinguish themselves as being exceptionally concerned with the quality of their products and/or services as well as with the environment, the health of their consumers and workers and social equity. 

Centexbel is authorized by several labels to carry out testing and to issue certificates.

Eco-labels: How to recognize a trustworthy label?

There are 10 Credibility Principles that make the link between action and sustainability impact to help identify credible ecolabels and certifications:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Improvement
  3. Relevance
  4. Rigour
  5. Engagement
  6. Impartiality
  7. Transparency
  8. Accessibility
  9. Truthfulness
  10. Efficiency

BELAC accreditation 056-PROD - EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012

The BELAC accreditation is issued to an institution performing conformity assessments, such as a laboratory or a certification institution, following an annual thorough audit of our facilities that is based on internationally recognised criteria.

The BELAC accreditation (056-PROD - EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012) is formal proof of our technical competences but also of our independence and impartiality.

Certification scope of Centexbel - Notified Body

COVID-19 - Approved by Centexbel

Label for community masks

To support companies in their efforts to produce performing and safe community masks, Centexbel has set up a performance certificate “COVID-19 - Approved by Centexbel”.

The certification is based on the conditions and criteria specified in paragraphs 8.4 and 8.5 of NBN/DTD S 65-001:2020 and in the CEN document CWA 17553:2020.