VCA certification

BSI are accredited as a technical service by the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) to assist with the application of the E mark against ECE Regulations and the e mark against EEC Directives.

The certification process covers components intended for use on vehicles in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Geneva-based United Nations organisation (ECE).

At present the scheme is mandatory for components intended for use on new road vehicles, off road vehicles and agricultural tractors.

BSI offer this service for the following product types: 

  • Vehicle Lighting
  • Vehicle Glass
  • Electronic Equipment (EMC)
  • Motor Cycle Helmets
  • Advance Warning Triangles

E approval is a combination of product testing, which can be carried out by BSI on behalf of the VCA and an audit of an implemented quality management system, which is carried out by the VCA directly.

If you are a new client for E approval you will need to complete a COP pack to inform the VCA of your application for E approval.