The CE Marking: Strategies for European Compliance


To sell your products in the European Union member states, you'll need to understand current legal and market requirements and the conformity assessment options available. This two-day workshop is designed to give you essential information about the European regulatory system and step-by-step instructions on how to develop a compliance strategy right for your needs. You'll get all the important fundamentals, including definitions of key terms and details about relevant European directives and standards, as well as higher-level insights to help you effectively manage your European compliance activities and streamline time-to-market. Additionally, each participant will receive a CE Marking artwork, a sample Declaration of Conformity, and copies of the Low Voltage, EMC and Machinery Directives. Updated content includes insight into compliance with the latest requirements for EMC and Low Voltage Directives that became effective April 2016.

The workshop topics include:

  • The European Regulatory System
  • European Terminology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Directives
  • Certification Schemes
  • The Low Voltage Directive (updated)
  • The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (updated)
  • The Machinery Directive
  • Other Directives, an overview of other CE Marking directives other than Low Voltage, EMC and Machinery
  • Documentation
  • Developing a Conformity Assessment Strategy
  • European Conformity Assessment Trends


Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant European directives and standards
  • Create effective documentation, including the Technical File and Declaration of Conformity
  • Use the Low Voltage, EMC, and Machinery Directives to recognize key elements, distinctions and nuances among the New Approach Directives
  • Increase communication effectiveness with customers to determine their compliance expectations
  • Analyze the benefits and limitations of available conformity assessment options
  • Select and use Notified/Competent Bodies and other key players in the European system
  • Learn a step-by-step method to develop and implement an effective European compliance strategy
  • Prepare contingency plans to respond to market changes
  • Distinguish between market and legal requirements – and understanding why the European market may want more than the legally required CE Marking

Target Audience

  • Regulatory, compliance and product safety professionals
  • Project leaders and design engineers
  • Technical sales/marketing professionals involved in exporting
  • Decision makers in design, manufacturing and marketing

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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led 2 days $1,250.00

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