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Electrical products need to meet mandatory safety requirements before they can be sold in many global markets. Two important IEC safety standards issued by International Electrotechnical Commission are IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1 that dictate safety requirements for Audio/Visual (A/V) and Information Technology (IT) equipment respectively.

A harmonized, hazard–based safety standard IEC 62368-1 designed to encompass A/V and IT products has been developed in response to technological changes as product capabilities merge. This new IEC hazard-based standard will eventually replace IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1.  See 62368-1 Hazard Based Safety Engineering & Testing for details.

UL can help manufacturers certify to the latest standard applicable to their product category and/or transition to IEC 62368-1.


UL Services for IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1

UL is a one-stop shop offering a comprehensive range of testing services for A/V and ICT manufacturers. We help manufacturers achieve the compliance credentials they need. We will cut your costs and accelerate your time to mark by bundling our testing and certification services.

Our services include:

  • Safety testing to IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1
  • Public and private training to IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1 as well as IEC 62368-1
  • Gap assessment to IEC 62368-1
  • IEC 60065 (Ed.8) Proactive Review – Transition from seventh to eight edition
  • EMC/wireless testing for the majority of wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, cellular (including LTE), Wi-Fi, Zig-Bee and more


Global Market Access

UL helps to simplify multiple market compliance by bundling product tests and certifications to meet all relevant national/international market standards. Regardless of your location, our ‘one-stop-shop’ simplifies the process, reduces administrative and project management costs, and accelerates access to global markets.

As the leading National Certification Body (NCB) of the IECEE CB Scheme, UL can use your test results to prepare a CB Test Report. In addition, UL can authenticate this report by issuing a CB Certificate, which can be used to apply to its 53 member countries for local marketing approvals.