This, of course, is always one of the first questions asked when starting the research process for product conformity. And here at High Tech Design Safety, I’d imagine we receive this question hundreds and hundreds of times a year, likely within the first couple of minutes of any conversation.
But we get it. Price (along with many other factors) matters. And can certainly dictate what Certifications and what options you’re able to achieve in the long run.
As you might imagine though, the problem with answering this question is the fact that a Product safety certification has so many options it can be very tough for one to truly know what the price to Product safety certification will be. Notwithstanding, I’ll do my best here to give you some realistic price ranges as to what most people will spend. (And remember, these prices are AVERAGE, and can vary drastically depending on the product to be tested and evaluated, the number and size of the standards required, and the actual hands on electrical and physical testing required, the regions, the company, etc, etc)
Just the Certification please
Occasionally I’ll have a customer that just wants to get the product CE marked. Although there are many more costs involved with a Certification, there are people out there that want to do everything and Complete a single Certification individually. Therefore, the expected price range is as follows (Keep in mind these price ranges do not include extra testing, iteration on design or other options:
(For a small product with 122 220 V and 15 to 20 A maximum):
One electrical standard For example IEC 60204 $2995-$3950
Simple One Pass FCC testing for conducted radiated emissions: $4400-$5750 additional re-tests $1220-$1750 Consulting $1100
SEMI S2 (single standard): $12,000-$19,000 each additional hazard increases the price by $2200
Full CE Certification:
You have everything ready to go including bill of materials, testing data, manuals, labels, any calculations needed, and is the design and ready to go for CE testing, will provide the evaluations, the EMC EMI evaluations and calculations as required, for electrical hazards and mechanical hazards only, $4400-$5750 each additional hazard increases the price by $2200
Although all of these numbers and prices are very general, I do hope this article helps you to have a better feel for certification pricing and what to expect when you start going through the process. Obviously, to get an actual price for a certification, we’re happy to help, as we have team members all over the world. Just email me at Steve.Barcik@HTDS2.com