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Unlike the UL Mark, the CE marking:
- Is not a safety certification mark
- Is generally based on self-declaration rather than third party certification
- Does not demonstrate compliance to North American safety standards or installation codes
A product that bears a CE marking may also bear a certification mark such as UL's listing mark, however, the CE marking and the UL mark have no association. The UL mark indicates compliance with the applicable safety requirements in effect in North America and is evidence of UL certification, which is accepted by Model North American Installation Codes such as the National Electrical Code and the Canadian Electrical Code.
The CE marking on products is not a certification mark. AHJs should continue to look for the UL mark on products in order to determine if a product complies with applicable safety requirements for North America.
[Information courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories]