CE Certification Cost
How much does CE Certification cost?
This is a tough question to answer – we’ll assume you are starting from scratch. The CE certification cost can vary from below £100 to over £100,000. Why? This is because costs vary considerably by the number and type of construction products. There are over 450 designated/harmonised standards relating to all types of construction products and all are subject to the Construction Products Regulation.
The approach you take may also depend on the intended ‘end use’ of the product. For example, products that are treated to provide fire resistance require a far more onerous approach than ‘standard’ products of the same type.
Some standards allow products to be ‘self-declared’, perhaps using the manufacturer’s own in-house testing. This will be a massive cost saver compared to designated / harmonised standards requiring an approved test laboratory. Remember, the declaration of conformity is a legal document which must be completed for full product compliance.
All standards require the manufacturer to have a Factory Production Control system to document the manufacturing process. However, some standards allow this system to be implemented and run entirely by the manufacturer. In other cases, you may need this ‘Factory Production Control’ system to be assessed and certified by a notified body.
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What do i need to consider?
As a guide to determining the actual cost for your product(s) you need to consider using a UKCA consultant to assist with:
- General guidance/support.
- Determining whether you need to comply with the CPR and identify suitable standards.
- Conformity assessment
- Compiling the necessary technical file
- Drafting and implementing the FPC system
- Drafting UKCA / CE marks
- Completing a draft of the Declaration Of Performance
- Declaration of conformity
- Purchase of product and supporting standards. This ensures product safety.
- Specialised staff training
- Testing at a test laboratory
- Notified body involvement for conformity assessment and certification
- Ongoing approved body surveillance.
Testing costs increase with the number and complexity of the tests. Think about grouping the products into ‘families’ because this will reduce the test program.
The CE Certification cost will depend on whether the body has to verify only the Factory Production Control system, or the testing as well. These must be in accordance with the product standard. Don’t forget to think about surveillance costs which might be required annually to keep the UKCA mark valid.
As far as the consultant goes, we can offer a set day rate or sometimes an overall cost of the project. Just leave your name and email below and we’ll be in touch. Obviously, if you have more products, the cost will be higher. As a general guide, expect to pay £1500 to £3500 for the FPC manual. Some clients want a lot of help with all stages of the project, others might just want an independent review at the end just to make sure they have done everything they need to.
Once you know which designated/harmonised standards apply to your product, you can use them to identify how much approved/notified body involvement is required for testing and certification. Feel free to get in touch below for more information on CE Marking and UKCA marking services.
As mentioned above, it depends on what your requirements for CE marking are. For example, you might need a declaration of conformity and a test laboratory to become certified. The best thing to do is get in touch with us – we can advise on costs. firstname.lastname@example.org
The declaration of conformity allows authorities to determine the person responsible for a product and the activities one claims to have carried out to CE mark it. It is declared by the manufacturer or representatives.
It acts as ‘signed proof’ that a product is safe to use on the market.
It’s important to note that the CE mark is not an ‘approval’ to market your product, but rather a symbol indicating the product meets specific safety standards.
We can support with the CE marking process.
- Name of the manufacturer and/or responsible person.
- Model and/or serial number of equipment
- List of relevant directives
- List of standards used, with dates.
- Declaration statement
- Notified body details.
- Name and position of person signing.
The enforcement will vary depending on the directives. Some are enforced by Trading Standards Departments, the HSE and others by the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
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