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The Best Compliance Testing Laboratories of 2018 [Domestic & International]

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Posted by Yazz K. - 06 December, 2018


Getting products tested to regulatory standards quickly in order to execute your go-to market strategy efficiently is a must.

In the world of high-performance computing, it is no different. After all, computer manufacturers rely on these compliance testing labs to certify products to today's safety requirements.

Aside from testing and certifying, compliance test engineers can tell you what needs to be done in order to make products adhere to today's safety regulations.

QOTD

How do you know what compliance testing facility to pick?

To answer this inquiry, we compiled a list of the 26 most popular compliance testing laboratories (both domestic and international) in one place.

We'll review each one briefly, list the phone numbers for your convenience, and let you decide which one works best for you.

Let's begin.


Compliance Testing Laboratories

One of the most popular names in the compliance testing industry, TÜV SÜD (originally founded in Germany) has been around since 1866. With over 1,000 locations around the globe, they are a leading technical service provider of testing and product certification, inspection, auditing and system certification as well as training solutions.

Phone: (978) 573-2500

Toll Free: (800) 888-0123


Dubbed as the Total Quality Assurance provider worldwide, Internet tests, inspects, and certifies products to today's standards and regulations. Over 43,000 employees in 1,000 locations they are open 24/7 to ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for any market around the world.

North & South America: (800) 967-5352

EMEA: 44 116 296 1620

APAC: 852 2173 8888


With the slogan "Take your products to market faster with MET!" it's clear to see that this company cares about doing things right the very first time. Also, about 30 years ago, they broke the UL monopoly for product safety testing and certs in the US. Today, MET is the global service leader for product safety approvals and regulatory certs of electrical products. With over 60 years of experience and qualified to NRTL in over 200 UL Standard categories, they are able to test more than 230 standards for the US market alone.

Phone: (410) 354-3300


Another big name in the compliance testing and product safety regulations world, UL has been around for over 120 years. UL certifies, validates, tests, verifies, inspects, and advises on all complexities across the supply chain. They work with retailers and consult with governments to collaborate on standards that foster level playing fields for all.

Phone: (877) 854-3577


Established in 1979 as one of the first FCC-accredited test sites in the US, Curtis-Straus established a name for itself early in the game during the introduction of the EU EMC Directive. EMC testing exploded during that time and the mission was simple, Curtis-Straus provides the technical expertise, operational excellence with a superior customer service. In 2001, Curtis-Straus became a NRTL accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and is one of the few Verizon-accredited ITL (Independent Test Labs) in the country.

Phone: (978) 431-0811


Privately held, test, inspection, and certification compliance testing facility with over 50 years of experience. Offering a vast range of engineering services and supply chain management solutions. Fully accredited labs and certification houses. Anything from Ballistics or MIL-SPEC testing to EMC/EMI tests to shock and vibe. Calibration services to CE Marking certifications - NTS can do it all - and they are quite fast and with you every step of the way.

Phone: (800) 270-2516


A specialized compliance testing center that focuses on providing solutions to government, military, and commercial enterprises around the globe. They will do what it takes to have you complete your program on time and within budget - no matter the size of the project itself. EMI/EMC, vibration, structural testing for commercial and military aerospace programs are the norm. DTB is able to develop technical manual, illustrations, graphics, and so much more to meet compliance standards.

Phone: (631) 589-6300

Toll Free: (800) 232-6300


Fastest growing TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification) Company in the industry with over 188 compliance testing laboratories all over the world. They've been around for quite some time, since 1827 to be exact. That's over 190 years in the industry. Some of the major industries supported are: Aerospace, Transportation, Fire, Oil & Gas, and Infrastructure. Performing tests such as EMI/EMC, RTCA DO-160, Explosive Atmospheres Testing and many more is standard.

Americas: (888) 786-7555

Europe & Rest of world: 44 808 234 1667 


Founded in 1967, ATS is known for uncovering facts in metallurgy, materials testing, chemical analysis, non-destructive testing, calibrations, fires and explosions. Mainly focused in the business, industry, and the legal profession. A large list of tests and services are performed in their CPSC accredited lab and even calibrations.

Phone: (888) 287-5227


An independent, 3rd party compliance testing laboratory that is accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), who is an ILAC signatory. The test reports and evals are accepted by OSHA and accredited by NRTL. F2 Labs offers certs for FCC, FDA, ISED Canada, CE Marking, UL Standards, and many more from their on-site or at your facility.

Phone: (877) 405-1580


Compliance Testing, LLC has been in the industry for over 5 decades providing worldwide compliance testing for FCC, IC, and CE marks. Accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation - you can view their entire accredited lab scope online. Known for their quick test and cert turn around, definitely a contender for prompt service when you need things done fast.

Phone: (866) 311-3268


ISO 17025 and A2LA accredited for EMC testing over 15 years. A small yet affordable option for compliance testing. If you are looking for personalized service from pre-scans to compliance and need immediate assistance and no delay in your project with immense flexibility to assist you with your needs - NCEE Labs is your go-to choice.

Phone: (402) 323-6233


Full-service regulatory compliance testing laboratory offering solutions for nearly all EMC/EMI, environmental, ISTA-certified package and ingress protection testing requirements. Keystone Compliance is proud to call itself the engineer's lab due to the focus on four key points of a lab: staff, facility, equipment, and location.

Phone: (724) 901-1928


Specializing in certs to the Wireless Standards of the FCC in the US, Industry Canada Radio Standards, ETSI Standards for the CE Mark in Europe, and leading provider of Certification Acceptance Body (CAB) services to all RF and EMC Standards in Korea. Accredited by NVLAP. Open 24 hours a day to expedite products into worldwide markets.

Phone: (510) 398-1497


EMC Testing with unlimited re-testing starting as low as $999! Not only that, Sunfire Testing also covers the Medical and Military industry. If you need the MIL-461 test done, contact Sunfire Testing to do it right the first time. If you are confused as to which test you need, contact Sunfire Testing to guide you through the different options you have for EMC testing.

Phone: (866) 809-8205


Customer-focused EMC testing, EMI testing, and EMC design consultation services. CKC also offers FCC certifications, IC approvals, and the CE Marking.

Phone: (209) 966-5240 x2001

Toll Free: (866) 779-9776


Full service compliance testing laboratory offering testing, consulting, and problem solving for EMC, Wireless, Product Safety, and Environmental Certification needs. Over 30 years of experience in the industry and a full staff of iNARTE-certified engineers ready to take care of your every need.

Phone: (847) 537-6400


Numerous tests to serve your every need. Temp and Humidity, vibration, thermal shock, accelerated aging, stability, package testing, you name it. These tests span from Medical to Defense & Aerospace to Telecom. MIL-STD, DO-160, ASTM Testing services and more. CSZ Testing is the perfect lab for rugged computer manufacturers since they cover a lot of the necessary tests that the Military requires.

Phone: (513) 793-7774


Variety of experience across an extensive list of engineering and testing programs for diverse products and systems. Washington Laboratories is a full-service EMC testing lab and known for their great turn-around. Aside from EMC testing, they are able to help you with EMI testing, MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 461, and can do on-site EMI/EMC testing and evals.

Phone: (301) 216-1500


One of the very few ISO 17025 accredited compliance test labs that performs comprehensive electrical testing and counterfeit detection on COTS and MilSpec electronic components including semiconductors, integrated circuits, microprocessors, linear, digital, and memory devices, and passive components. If you are in the Military sector, be sure to give ACT a call since they are specialized in Military Test Plans & Methods.

Phone: (631) 676-6390


Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Military that's the specialty at E-Labs. A full-service testing and evaluation laboratory they offer various tests to take care of your needs quickly. Climatics testing, dynamics testing, EMI/EMC, pressure, thermals, MIL-STD certifications, DO-160 testing, and much more. In business since 2000, they have quickly set a name for themselves and employ a knowledgeable staff with over 70 years of combined experience.

Phone: (540) 834-0372


Accurate product testing by expert Scientists! As the name implies, the lab specializes in environmental surface disinfectants, high-level disinfectants, medical devices, antimicrobial surfaces, personal care products, and antimicrobial devices. Although not your average compliance testing laboratory like the others, it's a well deserved mention for all things chemical.

Phone: (512) 310-8378


An independent material testing lab offering services to the furniture, pharmaceutical, automotive, and defense industries. Whether you need corrosion or coating testing, UV testing, heat aging testing, Micom is there for you. Numerous tests and accreditations such as ISO 17025 - SCC, ISTA, WHO, SEFA, and more.

Phone: (888) 996-4266


A compliance testing laboratory that performs testing for a vast amount of industries, such as: aerospace, automotive, telecom, military/defense, and medical devices. That means that they can do anything from the standard EMC/EMI testing to shock & vibe testing for military equipment. Not only do they cover the MIL-STD 810 and MIL-STD 461 but also do MIL-STD 910D and MIL-STD 167.

Phone: (888) 325-8517


The complete compliance testing lab with EMI/EMC testing, environmental stress & photometric testing capabilities. In business since 1954, they have been recognized as the leader in North America for EMI/EMC testing and the likes all under one roof. Shock & Vibe, Climatics, Exposure to dust, corrosion, rain, and fluids - Elite can do it all. From tests to certs such as FCC, CE, and many others.

Phone: (630) 495-9770


Established in 1996 in California, BACL has worked with customers from various industries making sure they assist in testing and certification services. EMI/EMC testing, wireless testing, product safety testing, and certifications according to NRTL Standards, CE Markings, and they even provide on-site evals.

Phone: (408) 732-9162


Fully accredited third-party testing laboratory prividing regulatory compliance testing out of Tennessee. You can contact them for EMC compliance testing, MIL-STD 810G testing, ASTM tests, enclosured & ingress protection, DO-160 and many more. They have a wide variety of accreditations and are known for short lead-times and turnaround times.

Phone: (865) 523-9972


There you have it - a complete resource list of the top compliance testing laboratories in one place.

If you have other suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us or leave a comment below and we'll be more than happy to review your suggestion and add it to our ever-growing list.

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