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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CE Marking Basics

Are You Losing Money Because You Don’t Know How CE Marking Certification Works?

Do you really understand CE marking certification? Do you know which European directives and standards apply to your products? Do you know how to dramatically increase your product’s CE approval success rate? Will your approach to CE certification be different, if you fully understand the underlying CE marking principles?

If you don’t understand the principles of CE marking, you are inclined to rely on what your suppliers or customers tell you. But is what they say correct? And because you don’t know you want to trust that the certification route proposed by third party test laboratories or certification bodies is really in your best interest. But are you sure there isn’t a faster or more cost effective solution? Do you feel you are driving your company’s CE marking project? Or do you feel you are taken for a ride?

For example, do you know the biggest CE certification myth? The one that made a lot of companies waste a lot of money

Let me unravel the biggest myth in CE marking:

Myth: “To get CE marking, products must be tested and certified by a third party certification body”.

Huh? What does that mean, “myth”? Does it mean that in CE certification no third party certification body must be involved?

That’s right. In almost 90% of the cases, the CE marking regulations allow products to be self-certified for CE marking. In other words, you can do the CE marking yourself and you are not required to have the product certified by a third party certification body. Isn’t that amazing? Obviously, CE marking self-certification can save you a lot of time and money.

You haven’t read that on the websites of test laboratories and certification bodies, have you?

I didn’t think so.

But I do think that you may still have a many questions about CE marking. Questions like:
“How do I do CE self-certification? Which requirements apply? Who is responsible for the CE marking? Where can I find the requirements? How do I conduct the conformity assessment? Where do I register for CE marking? What kind of paperwork do I need to complete and how do I do that? Where do I start and where do I go next?” These questions can make you feel insecure about doing CE self-certification.

I started this website to answer these questions. To help you solve these problems. To help you understand the CE requirements and procedures. And to offer a place where you can learn how you can do CE self-certification and get the CE marking for your products.

CEMarking.Net empowers you to do CE Self-Certification

CEMarking.Net is dedicated to providing you with the guidance, training and coaching you need to get CE marking for your products in the shortest possible time. The courses and information products on my website will navigate you through the CE requirements. I also developed the templates and checklists to make the process easy.

When you do the CE certification yourself, you’ll have faster results. And you can save up to 80% of the cost you’d spend when relying on consultants or third party testing and certification bodies. And because you’ll learn by doing, these benefits apply not only to your current CE project, but to your next project as well, and to the one after that, etc.

CE directionsHere is your opportunity to take control over your company’s CE marking projects. To get back in the driver seat, so to speak. You can learn exactly how the CE marking requirements affect your company’s products and business.
You can take the strategies and tactics and use them to reduce CE certification costs and get results amazingly fast.

The purpose of this website

I’ve spent way too many hours on the internet. And when it came down to CE marking, I found that good information is scattered, and most sites are fluffy and very basic. The reason I set up this website was to make sure you get the best possible information on topics such as CE marking, directives, standards, testing, certification, technical file, Declaration of Conformity, Notified Bodies, and market surveillance.

If you’ve been browsing around the internet and, like me, you’re tired of superficial and crappy (yes, crappy) information about CE marking, your search will end here. This is where you’ll find everything you need to know about CE marking and CE (self-) certification.

Within this website is a gold mine of power-packed information that gives you the full story on CE certification. And it allows you to look at this topic from a different viewpoint. I suggest you to have a look around the various sections of this website, and ONLY THEN, sign up for the FREE newsletter. The newsletter is FREE, but it’s not a hastily put-together document. Each newsletter is extremely comprehensive in its detail. You’ll find the information fun to read, and the tips simple to implement.

What’s the catch?

People often ask me why I give so much valuable information free on this website. My answer is simple. In my time working in CE marking I’ve met some fantastic people, and I have learned a great deal from them. And I could never give back. This is my way of Giving Forward.

Which is why the articles on the website, as well as in my CE marking newsletter, will be extremely comprehensive, but always free. I have other information products, courses and workshops that you may like to buy to get up to speed or to deepen your knowledge, but the free articles will always be FREE.

If you doubt it, even for a moment, read this testimonials and the many others on this website from readers just like you. This will alleviate your fear about having to browse through yet another website.

When Aulterra was informed that it needed to acquire CE Marking for its products, we conducted substantial research to learn about the directives and to find a resource that could help us understand the complexity of this process. It was frustrating and overwhelming, until I discovered your organization. Your knowledge and guidance have proven to be invaluable. I will gladly recommend you to anyone in need of assistance in this matter. Your service is fantastic”.
Annemarie Osborne, Aulterra Europe, Austria

The newsletter answered a lot of questions and it was well structured. I knew nothing about CE marking when I started but now I feel I can discuss it with my superiors. Thank you for the information.”
Alan R Smith, Diamond Bar, CA, USA

I really enjoyed your newsletter about CE marking. The most important reason why I subscribed was that I had lost in the labyrinth of ‘directives and regulations’. A lot of CRO companies are trying to convince me that I must affix my medical device product with CE marking and it is very important but nobody tell me that what is good for and why is it so expensive. Of course, they never mentioned that I can reduced the costs. I’ll recomend your website for my every colleges and biotech enterpreneurs in my company. It has opened up my eyes and I’m sure it opend the door to me toward the success launch of my product. Thank you very much, Han!”
Miklos Weszl

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Learn How To Cut the 3rd Party From CE Certification, Not the Credibility

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