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1. About IEC publications

What is a Test Report Form?

A Test Report Form (TRF) is a document prepared by a National Certification Body (NCB) allowing a test laboratory to record the evidences and the results of the tests and analysis made on a product. Its primary intent is to support the emission of a Certification Body Certificate.

Made available for all the community, a TRF represents the “State of the Art”. All the required information to document a test or analysis are included in the TRF and its use is ease by a common structure fully aligned with the structure of the IEC or ISO standard.

What is the added value for customers ?
“Save time and money and promote your know-how by using TRF” !
When buying a TRF, you don’t need to “re-invent the wheel”. Developed by the Certifications Bodies engaged in the IECEE, they represent the “State of the Art”. All the required information to document a test or analysis are included in the TRF and its use is ease by a common structure fully aligned with the structure of the IEC or ISO standard. No need to spend days to create your own forms, with the risk to forget something. These TRF will save your time and your money.

Why they are only in English version ?
As its main intent is to evidence of compliance to the customers, certification body, regulators and all other stakeholders on the market, it has to be understood by all. It’s why the TRF are issued only in English language, which is the most common language used by technical people.

How are these documents updated ?
The issuance and the update of a given TRF is done and managed by one dedicated Certification Body of the IECEE, following the guidance provided in the document OD-2020.

Does it exist a TRF for each IEC standard ?
Close to 2'000 TRF are available, they focus mainly on electrical safety standards.

How the customers can use a TRF ?
The publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes as long as the IECEE is acknowledged as copyright owner and source of the material. IECEE takes no responsibility for and will not assume liability for damages resulting from the reader's interpretation of the reproduced material due to its placement and context.

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