The UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) is the UK product marking requirement that is required for products placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), substituting the EU requirements for CE Marking (CE marking will continue to be accepted in Northern Ireland). UKCA marking indicates that a product placed on the United Kingdom market meets the UKCA Marking requirements.
UK started to use its own regulations instead of EU directives. Three of these regulations are shown on this table with its EU equivalences:
|UK Regulation||European Directive|
|EMC Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1091)||EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)|
|Radio Equipments Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/1206)||Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU)|
|Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101)||Low Voltage Directive (LVD) (2014/35/EU)|
Even though names of UK regulations differs from European directives, they are using similar or same standards. UKCA marking uses its own designated standards and CE marking uses its harmonised standards to fulfil requirements of the listed regulation/directive. Also, UK is still using standards that are also acceptable for CE compliance.
The UKCA marking can be used from 1st January 2021.
Standards applied[edit source]
The conformity with the essential requirements has been demonstrated against the following designated standards:
|EN IEC 62311:2020 EN
BS EN IEC 62368-1:2020 + A11:2020
|6(1)(a) Health and safety|
| EN 55032:2015 + A1:2020
EN 61000-3-3:2013 + A1:2019
EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019
EN 55035:2017 + A11:2020
EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3
EN 301 489-17 V3.2.4
Draft EN 301 489-19 V2.2.0
Draft EN 301 489-52 V1.1.2
|6(1)(b) Electromagnetic Compatibility|
| EN 300 328 V2.2.2
EN 301 893 V2.1.1
EN 300 440 V2.2.1
EN 301 413 V1.1.1
EN 301 908-1 V13.1.1
EN 301 908-2 V13.1.1
EN 301 908-13 V13.1.1
|6(2) Radio Spectrum|
UKCA Type Examination Certificate No.: RER-0212
Test reports that are referenced in declarations and certificates can be provided upon request. For the request to be approved, the recipient of the test reports should be a certification authority or certified test house. The recipients will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
To download a PDF version of the UK declaration, click here.