IAPMO EGS Receives NRTL Recognition, ACLASS Accreditation

ONTARIO, Calif. — IAPMO EGS (Electrical, Gas and Solar), The IAPMO Group’s testing and certification division for electrical products, is the recipient of two significant recognitions, being designated as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory by the United States Department of Labor and receiving accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by ACLASS.

NRTLs are private sector organizations that are recognized by the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration to perform testing and certification of workplace products to applicable safety standards.

IAPMO EGS is only the 17th organization to receive this designation. Each NRTL has a scope of test standards for which it is recognized, and each NRTL uses its own unique registered certification mark(s) to designate product conformance. IAPMO EGS’s initial scope consists of:

  • UL 778 — Motor-Operated Water Pumps
  • UL 1081 — Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters, and Chlorinators
  • UL 1431 — Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances
  • UL 1563 — Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment
  • UL 1795 — Hydromassage Bathtubs
  • UL 1951 — Electric Plumbing Accessories

To view the official announcement in the Federal Register, visit http://www.iapmo.org/Documents/EGS_Official_FINAL_NRTL_2014.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005, “General Requirements for the Competence Testing and Calibration of Laboratories,” is the standard that specifies competence for testing and calibration laboratories.

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 ensures that a lab is deemed technically competent in the fields in which it has received accreditation.

The International Lab Accreditation Corporation, the Asia Pacific Lab Accreditation Cooperation and the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation recognize ACLASS as a signatory of multilateral recognition arrangements that facilitate acceptance of test and calibration data internationally.

IAPMO EGS is accredited by ACLASS to test to more than 30 electrical, mechanical, plumbing and EPA Energy Star standards covering pool and spa equipment, bathtub equipment, irrigation equipment, electric faucets and bidets, personal hygiene and healthcare appliances and suction fittings.

To view IAPMO EGS’s ACLASS certificate, visit http://www.iapmoegs.org/Documents/EGS_ISOIEC17025_Cert.pdf. To view the scope of accreditation, visit http://www.iapmoegs.org/Documents/EGS_ISOIEC17025_Scope.pdf.

“Receiving the NRTL recognition and ACLASS accreditation serves as a testament to IAPMO EGS’s professionalism, competency and credibility as many domestic and international organizations are not able to obtain such recognition,” said Tony Zhou, vice president of IAPMO EGS.

IAPMO EGS is a trusted name for independent testing and listing for the pool, spa and bathtub industries. IAPMO EGS is committed to providing quality testing and listing services at competitive rates in a timely manner. Its knowledgeable staff works with manufacturers to ensure that each testing and listing project is handled efficiently, helping get the product to market faster. For more information, visit www.iapmoegs.org.