UKCA Certification

CE and UKCA certificates and their validity

CE certificates will remain valid in the UK until the end of 2021.

Thereafter, from 1 January 2022, CE marked goods shall obtain a UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessment) mark in order to be placed on the market in the UK.

EU Notified Bodies, such as IMCI, will have to be accredited as a "UK Approved Bodies" if they wish to award the UKCA mark.

To this end, IMCI has already incorporated and registered a company called the "International Marine Certification Society" with the registered trading name IMCI (UK) in Liverpool.

IMCI (UK) is currently in the process of accreditation to ISO 17020 and ISO 17065 which is carried out by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), the UK accreditation body. It is envisaged that this will be completed by the end of summer 2021.

Our aim in the very near future is to be able to award both CE and UKCA certificates on the basis of one assessment.