Introduction to the RoHS Directive


The European Union’s (EU) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive requires manufacturers of products within its scope to limit the use of six substances. Explore the scope and requirements of RoHS and learn the key responsibilities of manufacturers, distributors and importers.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the RoHS Directive
  • Explain the responsibilities associated with the Directive
  • Discuss the Technical File and Declaration of Conformation requirements
  • Identify the restricted substances and exemption parameters
  • Describe how RoHS applies globally
  • Discuss the CE Mark-related requirements and enforcement approaches

Target Audience

  • Manufacturers (based anywhere) of electrical and electronic equipment that sell products in the EU
  • Particularly manufacturers of medical devices as well as monitoring and control equipment which recently came into scope
  • EU distributors of electrical and electronic equipment
  • EU importers of electrical and electronic equipment

Roles include:

  • Compliance staff
  • Product design and development
  • Product marketing
  • Sales
  • Supply management
  • Field service/inventory management
  • Manufacturing engineering


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Time Requirement


Web-Based 30 minutes $50.00

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