The German Federal Network Agency (Bundenetzagentur) has recognised EMC Test NRW as a “Notified Body” according to the German EMC Act. We issue EU-type examination certificates pursuant to the national EMC Act and the European EMC directive 2014/30/EU.
As a Notified Body, we assess whether the technical documentation (including the test report and risk assessment) provided by the manufacturer satisfy the essential requirements of EMC directive 2014/30/EU.
We work for manufacturers who want to launch products for which there are either no applicable harmonised EMC standards or in case they diverge from these standards. We review products and the technical documentation including the test report to see if they entirely or partially satisfy the essential requirements.
We also help establish product groups for large product families, thus reducing expenses for conformity assessment (i.e. comprehensive EMC testing).
Notified bodies are furthermore tasked with assessing fixed installations and non-portable systems, i.e. mass-produced systems.
The Notified Body is accompanied by a steering board, made up of three experienced members. Their expertise in EMC guarantees continuity, credibility, and impartiality.
The steering board members are:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wollert, Director of the Institute for Applied Automation and Mechatronics, Department of Mechatronics and Embedded Systems at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Dipl. -Ing. Gerd Jeromin
Chief administrative officer (ret.) and former head of the department for EMC principles and German authority for telecommunication and postal services in Mainz
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Kraemer
chair in IT systems at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Dipl.-Ing. Peter Hatterscheid
Ing. Büro Hatterscheid
The complaint mechanism for the Notified Body is publicly available, i.e. every complaint regarding certifications will be processed. The exact procedure is regulated by the certification agreement with the Notified Body as well as by the mechanisms described in the quality management system by EMC Test NRW GmbH.