Frequently Asked Questions About UKCA Certificate



What is UKCA Certificate?

It is an abbreviation of the words “United Kingdom Conformity Assesment”. The UKCA certificate shows that the manufactured products have passed the conformity assessment processes published by the United Kingdom and their conformity has been approved.

Is UKCA Certificate Mandatory?

After the BRETIX process, which was put into effect as of January 1, 2021, manufacturers who want to export their products to the UK countries have started the certification processes in order to attach the UKCA brand to their products. The UKCA certificate, which is obligatory for all products requiring CE marking, is a valid brand only for exports to the UK countries. Therefore, it will not be valid in other countries that are members of the European Union, such as the CE certificate.

As of January 2022, CE brand and UKCA brand applications have been completely separated from each other. Exports of non-UKCA products to the UK have been suspended. In other words, without the UKCA brand, manufacturers will not be able to export their products to the UK countries.

However, due to the insufficient infrastructure and transformation in the market for the transition period, the period has been extended until January 1, 2023. Until this date, the UKCA mark can be used instead of the CE mark..

On Which Products Is The UKCA Certificate Valid?

The UKCA Certificate is a valid document for all products that require CE Certificate. In other words, the UKCA mark will also be used for products to which the CE mark is applied. We can list the main products for which the UKCA certificate is valid as follows:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Equipment Covered by ATEX Regulation
  • Lifts
  • Machines
  • Medical Devices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Gas Burning Devices
  • Pressure Equipment
  • Equipment Used in Explosive Environments
  • Construction Materials
  • Hot Water Boilers
  • Toys
  • Measurement Tools
  • Cooling Devices
  • Sightseeing Yachts
  • Radio Equipments
  • Packaging and Waste Packaging
  • Explosives Used for Civil Purposes

What Documents Are Required for UKCA Certificate Application?

When applying for a UKCA certificate; Some basic documents such as a document showing the legal status of your company and a circular of signature are required. The most comprehensive and most important document for the UKCA certificate is the technical files included in the entire certification process. The technical file must be prepared under all circumstances. The documents in the content of the technical file may differ according to the process, but in the most general form, it should include the following documents.

  • Documentation of product design; drawing, assembly drawing, subcomponents; electrical, hydraulic and mechanical schematics etc.
  • Documents belonging to the company
  • If there is a product user manual, installation, maintenance and repair manuals
  • Product related design, production, storage, transportation, etc. instructions for processes
  • List of referenced standards
  • Reports of tests, analysis, calculations and other studies performed
  • UK declaration of conformity

Do All Manufacturers Trading With The UK Have To Have The UKCA Mark On Their Products?

Manufacturers have to obtain the UKCA certificate, such as the CE certificate, in order to circulate the products freely in the UK market. Manufacturers exporting to the UK or entering the UK market for the first time must follow UKCA procedures and put the UKCA mark on their products.

After January 1, 2023, it will be mandatory for all our manufacturers sending products to the UK countries to have the UKCA mark on their products. For this reason, our producers must make preparations without wasting time and fulfill the requirements of the UKCA certificate. 

Why is the UKCA Certificate Important?

The UKCA document plays the role of visa for products to enter the UK countries and helps to complete customs procedures smoothly. For the end user, UKCA certified products in the market are considered more reliable and prestigious. The UKCA certificate, which shows that the products are in compliance with the conditions of supply to the market, facilitates the sale of the products, while at the same time increasing the confidence in the brand and the product.

You can contact SZUTEST experts about obtaining UKCA certification, and you can carry out this important certification process in a fast, reliable and healthy way. For detailed information and application