Accreditations and References

More quality with the Accreditation

The accreditation of Kiwa Creiven competencies gives the certificates and test reports issued a high degree of reliability in terms of quality and safety of the products tested, and ensures their recognition on international markets.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electrical Safety and Renewable Energy laboratories are accredited by ACCREDIA (LAB n.0259) to perform over 200 tests. The accreditation status of the tests performed by the laboratory can be verified on the Accredia website

LAB n.0259

Accredia is not responsible for test results or product certification assessments.

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Mutual recognition agreements

Accredia is a member of the international networks of accreditation bodies and is a signatory to the relevant international Mutual Recognition Agreements. Mutual Recognition Agreements ensure the equivalence on the market of certifications, inspections, verifications, tests and calibrations carried out by accredited bodies and laboratories. For further information visit

International networks of accreditation bodies

  • EA – European co-operation for Accreditation is the European association of accreditation bodies for certification, inspection and verification bodies and testing and calibration laboratories. The acronym for mutual recognition agreements is MLA. Find out more at
  • IAF – The International Accreditation Forum is the worldwide association of accreditation bodies for certification bodies. The acronym for mutual recognition agreements is MLA. For more information visit
  • ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation is the worldwide association of accreditation bodies for inspection bodies and testing and calibration laboratories. The acronym for mutual recognition agreements is MRA. Find out more at

Product Certification

Kiwa Creiven offers product certification services for which it has accumulated over 20 years of expertise and experience:

  • Directive 2014/30 EMC electromagnetic compatibility
  • Directive 2014/53 RED radio equipment
  • Voluntary certification of generators in accordance with international grid codes (in particular those operated by renewable energy sources)
  • FCC - designation number IT0014, Part15, Subpart B: Unintentional Radiators

Kiwa Creiven also acts as IECEE CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) for the compliance with IEC standards of the following product categories:

  • EMC - Electromagnetic compatibility
  • HOUS - Home and similar equipment
  • MED - Electromedical equipment
  • OFF - Information technology equipment
  • PV - Photovoltaic technology

Independence, impartiality and transparency

  • To operate as EU Notified Body for certification according to the Directives, Kiwa Creiven is accredited by Accredia according to UNI EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and therefore recognised and notified to the European Commission by the Ministry of Economic Development European Notified Body (N.B. 2859)
  • To operate as a voluntary Certification Body for generators Kiwa Creiven is accredited by Accredia in accordance with UNI EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012
  • To operate as an FCC Certification Body, Kiwa Creiven is inspected by Accredia and notified to FCC by the Ministry of Economic Development.
  • To operate as a CBTL (in cooperation with NCB Kiwa Nederland B.V) Kiwa Creiven is subject to CB accreditation.
  • Kiwa Creiven is a company that supports itself financially through the proceeds of testing and certification activities, the fees charged depend on the volume of resources required to carry out these activities.

Kiwa Creiven sends on request the EC Certification contract and the Voluntary Certification contract, which describe:

  • rights and duties of manufacturers;
  • how to proceed to obtain product certification, to extend it or to suspend or revoke it;
  • the terms leading to any refusal to proceed with certification;
  • how to handle complaints, appeals and how they are resolved.

A complaint or appeal (the latter against a certification decision) may be submitted by writing to clearly specifying the sender and the subject.