What is CE Marking

  • CE Marking
  • Modules
  • Certification Flow chart
What is CE Marking
  • Integrated standard certification of the European Union
  • Promotion of trade within the European Economic Area (EEA) by standardizing the diverse regulations of the members of the EU
  • Application to products with risks in the health, safety, hygiene, and environmental protection distributed within the EEA
  • CE mark attachment on the products subject to certification after acquiring certification (certificate, declaration) of conformity in accordance with the regulations and standards
Applicable products

lectrical equipment, Electronic appliance, Boiler, Construction product, Machine, Personal protective equipment and Plant facility equipment, etc.

Applicable countries
EU countries EFTA(European Free Trade Association) EU associate members
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland,
Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Netherlands, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway and Switzerland
Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania Turkey

Medule A : Internal production control

Covers both design and production

  • The manufacturer himself ensures the conformity of the products to the legislative requirements (no EU-type examination)
Medule B : EU-type examination

Covers design

  • It is always followed by other modules by which the conformity of the products to the approved EU-type is demonstrated. A notified body examines the technical design and or the specimen of a type and verifies and attests that it meets the requirements of the legislative instrument that apply to it by issuing an EU-type examination certificate. There are 3 ways to carry out EU-type examination: 1) production type, 2) combination of production type and design type and 3) design type.
Module C : Conformity to EU-type based on internal production control

Covers production and follows module B

  • Manufacturer must internally control its production in order to ensure product conformity against the EU-type approved under module B
Module D : Conformity to EU-type based on quality assurance of the production process

Covers production and follows module B

  • The manufacturer operates a production (manufacturing part and inspection of final product) quality assurance system in order to ensure conformity to EU-type. The notified body assesses the quality system.
Module E : Conformity to EU-type based on product quality assurance

Covers production and follows module B

  • The manufacturer operates a product quality (=production quality without the manufacturing part) assurance system for final product inspection and testing in order to ensure conformity to EU-type. A notified body assesses the quality system. The idea behind module E is similar to the one under module D: both are based on a quality system and follow module B. Their difference is that the quality system under module E aims to ensure the quality of the final product, while the quality system under module D (and D1 too) aims to ensure the quality of the whole production process (that includes the manufacturing part and the test of final product). E is thus similar to module D without the provisions relating to the manufacturing process.
Module F : Conformity to EU-type based on product verification

Covers production and follows module B

  • The manufacturer ensures compliance of the manufactured products to approved EU-type. The notified body carries out product examinations (testing of every product or statistical checks) in order to control product conformity to EU-type. Module F is like C2 but the notified body carries out more systematic product checks.
Module G : Conformity based on unit verification

Covers both design and production

  • The manufacturer ensures compliance of the manufactured products to the legislative requirements. The notified body verifies every individual product in order to ensure conformity to legislative requirements (no EU-type).
Module H : Conformity based on full quality assurance

Covers both design and production

  • The manufacturer operates a full quality assurance system in order to ensure conformity to legislative requirements (no EU-type). The notified body assesses the quality system.

Certification Procedure - Module B
Certification Procedure - Module D
Certification Procedure - Module F
Application documents
  • Application
  • Technical Construction File (TCF)
TCF (Technical Construction File)
  • 1. a general description of the product
  • 2. conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes of components, sub-assemblies, circuits, etc.
  • 3. descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and schemes and the operation of the product
  • 4. a list of the harmonized standards and/or other relevant technical specifications the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, applied in full or in part, and descriptions of the solutions adopted to meet the essential requirements of the legislative instrument where those harmonized standards have not been applied. In the event of partly applied harmonized standards, the technical documentation shall specify the parts which have been applied
  • 5. results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, etc., and
  • 6. test reports.
  • 7. User & Installation manual
  • 8. Risk analysis & assessment report
  • 9. DOC (Declaration of Conformity)
  • 10. Warranty information
Quality System Documents
  • 1. Quality manual
  • 2. Procedures related to product (Manufacturing, Inspection & Test method, CE Marking method, DOC Form & Issued, Document & records management procedure, etc)
  • 3. Procedures & Instruction list