Recognized Approval Marks

Before an electrical product or piece of electrical equipment is used, sold, displayed or advertised for sale in Ontario, it must be approved by an accredited certification or evaluation agency. The item must carry the official mark or label of the agency which indicates that the product has been independently assessed for safety.

These rules define the standards for safe electrical products and electrical installations in Ontario, and when followed, protect the public, workers and contractors as well as business owners.

Installation and connection of unapproved electrical equipment is against the law, puts people at risk and can lead to prosecution.

Make sure to look for the mark or label before you buy, install or use an electrical product.

The following is a list of recognized marks and labels:

Recognized Certification Markings

BACL (Bay Area Compliance Laboratories)

BACL (Bay Area Compliance Laboratories) BACL (Bay Area Compliance Laboratories)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Curtis Strauss

Curtis Strauss

DEKRA Certification BV

Dekra Dekra

Electrical Safety Authority – Field Evaluation (ESAFE)

Electrical Safety Authority – Field Evaluation (ESAFE)

FM Approvals LLC

FM Approvals LLC

IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc.

IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc.

IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS

IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc. IAPMO Research and Testing, Inc.

Intertek Testing Services

Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services

LabTest Certification Inc.

LabTest Certification Inc. LabTest Certification Inc.

Met Laboratories (MET)

Met Laboratories (MET) Met Laboratories (MET)

Nemko North America, Inc.

Nemko North America, Inc. Nemko North America, Inc. Nemko North America, Inc.

NSF International

NSF International

NTA, Inc.

NTA

OMNI Environmental Services Inc

OMNI Environmental Services Inc

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS

Quality Auditing Institute

Quality Auditing Institute Quality Auditing Institute

SGS

SGS SGS SGS SGS

TR Arnold and Associates, Inc.

TR Arnold and Associates, Inc.

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc

TÜV SÜD America Inc.

TÜV SÜD America Inc. TÜV SÜD America Inc. TÜV SÜD America Inc.

Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc

Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc.

Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc

Recognized SPE-1000 Field Evaluation Marks

Canadian Group for Approval Inc. (CGA)

Canadian Group for Approval Inc Canadian Group for Approval Inc

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Intertek Testing Services

Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services

LabTest Certification Inc.

LabTest Certification Inc LabTest Certification Inc

MET Laboratories

MET Laboratories MET Laboratories

Nemko Canada Inc.

Nemko Canada Inc. Nemko Canada Inc.

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

Quality Auditing Institute

Quality Auditing Institute

SEAC Engineering Inc.

SEAC Engineering Inc.

TÜV SÜD America Inc.

TÜV SÜD America Inc. TÜV SÜD America Inc.

TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.

TÜV SÜD America Inc. TÜV SÜD America Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

Recognized Panel-Only* Field Evaluation Agency Markings

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Intertek Testing Services

Intertek Testing Services Intertek Testing Services

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

* NOTE: “PANEL ONLY” label identifies that the panel has been evaluated to the SPE-1000. It does not cover equipment that is added or connected to the panel.

Recognized SPE-3000 Field Evaluation Marks

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Intertek Testing Services

Intertek Testing Services

LabTest Certification Inc.

Labtest Certification

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

Underwriters' Laboratories Inc.

Underwriters' Laboratories Inc

Component Certification Markings that are not Recognized on Complete End-use Products

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) –

CSA

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)

UL Recognized Component UL Recognized Component

Note: Electrical components bearing these marks may have restrictions on their performance or may be incomplete in construction, and are intended to be used as part of a larger approved product or system. The Component Recognition marking is found on a wide range of products, including some switches, power supplies, printed wiring boards, some kinds of industrial control equipment and thousands of other product

**Withdrawn Field Evaluation Agency Markings

LabTest Certification Inc.

Date Withdrawn: June 29, 2020

Labtest Certification

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Date Withdrawn: November 11, 2018

Electrical Safety Authority operating as ESAFE

Quality Auditing Institute

Date Withdrawn: June 1, 2020

Quality Auditing Institute

** These Field Evaluation marks are only acceptable on products labeled before the withdrawal date. Any product bearing these marks after the indicated withdrawal date are considered unapproved and cannot be used or sold in Ontario.