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CSA International (Canadian Standards Association), a member of the CSA Group, is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International certification marks indicate that a product, process or service has been tested to a Canadian or U.S. standard and it meets the requirements of an applicable CSA standard or another recognized document used as a basis for certification.
For consumers, CSA International certification marks are intended to provide increased assurance of quality and safety. For manufacturers, international recognition of the mark may help to ease their entry into North American markets. CSA International certification marks are accepted by many North American regulators and by a large number of North American retailers. Billions of products bearing CSA International certification marks are found on the shelves of well-known retail chains and sold by major product distributors.
CSA International tests products for the North American and International markets against applicable standards including those of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), NSF National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and other agencies.
CSA International is accredited by national agencies including:
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI),
- National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
- National Evaluation Service (NES)
- Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
CSA International offices and laboratories, located across North America, and in Asia, India and Europe, are all equipped to provide testing and certification services. CSA International also helps manufacturers access other markets with testing and certification programs available for Europe and China.