Canada and United States of America || International Approvals

Technical information 

  • Voltage and frequency:

120 V, 60 Hz

  • Plug:

A (Class II)

B (Class I)

The authority in USA, that regulates the use of electrical equipment in the workplace, is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which requires that a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) certifies the product in line with the appropriate national standard. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has adopted many of the standards allowing manufacturers to demonstrate compliance for both markets by using a single mark. 

The body which regulates communication industry in USA is Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

Canada has a similar regulating body called Industry Canada (IC).


Electrical products for the USA and Canadian market require according to National Electrical Code NFPA 70 mandatory safety approval. Most of the Electrical products require to have a NRTL Certificate of Compliance issued according to relevant US and Canadian standards, before they can be sold and imported to USA or Canada.

All equipment liable to cause radio frequency interference is subject to the requirements of the FCC and IC. The two most common FCC Certification requirements are FCC Part 15 and Part 18. Part 15 covers devices, including digital devices, which use radiofrequency energy and may be intentional or unintentional radiators. Part 18 covers industrial, scientific and medical equipment which emits radio frequency energy.

Type of Approvals and Markings

Safety Certificate of Compliance

cULus, cMETus, cCSus

FCC Mark


SIQ Services

SIQ cooperates with UL, Curtis Strauss and MET laboratories at obtaining safety NRTL CoCs approvals. SIQ is a FCC accredited laboratory and can perform testing according to the following FCC Rules: FCC Part 15 and FCC Part 18.