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.
Business Owners, Contractors and Operators must report serious electrical accidents
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
Recognized Field Evaluation Agency Markings
Recognized Panel-Only* Field Evaluation Agency Markings
* 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 Field Evaluation Agency Markings for SPE-3000
Component Certification Markings that are not Recognized on Complete End-use Products
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