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UKCA Mark Services

UKCA Marking Services

The United Kingdom Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark is a new UK product marking that will be required for certain goods sold in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). It applies to most goods that previously required the CE mark.

Depending on the product, the UKCA mark may be attached to the product with an affixed label or on an accompanying document, such as a manual. The UKCA mark is not accepted in the EU or Northern Ireland, where CE marking will continue to be required.

Obtaining the UKCA mark:

  • Ensures continued access to the United Kingdom market,
  • Limits the impact of Brexit on your business, and
  • Assures customers that your products and business meet current regulations.

Additional certification information can be found on the UK government website.

When Do I Need the UKCA Mark on My Products?

The UKCA mark came into force on January 1, 2021; however, products with CE marking will continue to be accepted in most cases through the end of 2022. Beginning January 1, 2023, all goods that previously required a CE mark (other than medical devices) will need a UKCA mark in order to be sold in England, Scotland, and Wales.

During the transition period, the CE mark will only be accepted for schemes where British and EU requirements remain the same. If there are changes in requirements, UKCA marking will be required.

The timeline for medical devices differs slightly. Medical devices must have the UKCA mark as of July 1, 2023, and the CE mark will be accepted until that time. More information on medical devices is available on the UK government website.

What Products Require the UKCA Mark?

The UKCA mark applies to most goods that previously required the CE mark.

DEKRA is committed to supporting customers with the implementation of UKCA marking. Our services include:

  • Equipment for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX),
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED),
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC),
  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD),
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
  • Outdoor Noise Directive (OND), and
  • Machinery Directive (MD).

How Can I Obtain the UKCA Mark For My Products?

DEKRA offers two paths for UKCA certification.

Option 1: Certification by DEKRA

DEKRA can handle your certification in-house, starting with an IECEx/ATEX update project. We then inform you of the DEKRA UKEx certification number so that you can update documentation, manuals, and nameplate. Once DEKRA receives accreditation as a United Kingdom Approved Body (UKAB) in October 2021, we will issue UKEx certificates, UK-QAN, and archive UK-Technical construction files.

Option 2: Certification by a DEKRA partner

DEKRA also offers certification through UKAB accredited partners. The process is similar to Option 1, but the UKEx certification is issued through a third party. Total project time is approximately six weeks.

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