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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If you have questions about CE certification cost, or any other questions, please drop your name, number or email below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Our expert UKCA marking team will get in touch and talk through your requirements.

What do i need to consider?

For determining the actual cost for your products, you must take assistance from a UKCA consultant. They promise to help you 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.

What is the Declaration of Conformity?

The declaration of conformity is a certification issued by the manufacturer which states that a product complies with the basic criteria of the European Union.

The statement is visibly represented by the CE symbol on the product. Keeping the risks in mind, for certain product groups, the manufacturer’s statement needs to be confirmed by means of testing by an independent third party. This is generally called a Notified Body.

This independent third party conducts a test on the basis of the prevailing European standards. Apart from that, it might even be obligatory to comply with different standards and several directives. 

 

Conclusion

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. The CE certification cost will depend greatly on whether the body has to verify only the Factory Production Control system, or the testing as well.

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. These must comply with the product standards. Remember to include the surveillance costs which may be required to pay annually to keep the UKCA mark valid.

At Bluedice Solutions, we either offer a set day rate or an overall cost of the project. All you need to do is leave your name and email below, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as you can. The cost will be obviously higher if the products are more.

During general conditions, expect to pay £1500 to £3500 for the FPC manual. These prices may vary. While 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. 

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. dpayne@bluedicesolutions.co.uk

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.
  • Signature.
  • Date.

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.

CE certification or declaration of conformity indicates that the manufacturer or the product’s importer affirms the compliance with the relevant EU legislation. It signifies that the product may be sold anywhere in the European Economic Area.

It is considered a criminal offence to affix a CE mark to a product that is not compliant.

CE certificates issued by notified bodies are generally valid for three years. But for some high-risk devices, the validity period may only be one year

The expenses depend on what your requirements for CE marking are. For instance, there are chances you might need a declaration of conformity and a test laboratory to become certified. To know further about the pricing, you can get in touch with us through an email at dpayne@bluedicesolutions.co.uk

The products that need a declaration of conformity include:

  • Electrical equipment
  • Lifts and cableway installations
  • Radio equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Energy-related products
  • Pyrotechnical articles

You must know that the CE mark is not at all an ‘approval’ to market your product. It is rather a symbol indicating the product meets specific safety standards.

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