Designation of Technical Services for UNECE Type Approval Testing

This page was last updated on 27th September 2021

Designated Technical Services

Current designated Technical Services

In addition to the technical services provided by VCA at locations around the world, the following organisations have also been designated to carry out testing to UNECE standards for the subjects listed*

Name of Organisation Scope of Designation* (UNECE Subjects)
Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) Tyres
BSI Assurance UK Ltd Glass, Protective Helmets
TUV Rheinland Kraftfahrt GmbH Lighting Subjects 
TUV SUD Product Service Ltd EMC
Horiba MIRA Ltd EMC
TUV SUD Auto Service (Garching) GmbH All subjects
UL (Formerly RFI Global Services Limited) EMC
3C Test Ltd EMC
Smithers RAPRA and Smithers PIRA Ltd Tyres
SGS United Kingdom Ltd EMC
UTAC Direction Technique All subjects 
Element Materials Technology Warwick Ltd (formerly TRaC) EMC
R N Electronics Ltd EMC
UL Japan Inc EMC, Antitheft
Electronic Testing Services (ETS) EMC
Omega Protective Helmets
VCA Europe S.r.l All subjects

*Note: As legislation evolves, new UNECE Regulations are published and existing Regulations are updated through subsequent “series of amendments”. Each Technical Service will maintain a scope of designation and manage their commercial offering accordingly. Prospective approval holders should contact each Technical Service directly to establish which Regulations and series of amendments are within their detailed designation scope, and which of their sites are designated against each.

Type Approval Authorities and Technical Services

Open invitations for new designations

Applications are invited for designation to the following subjects:
Subject Directive / Regulation Numbers Closing date
None at this time

Anticipated future designation invitations

Anticipated future designation invitations
Subject Directive / Regulation Numbers Anticipated opening date
None at this time

You may also be interested in the list of test facilities suitable for EMC testing (witnessed by VCA) (PDF 302.6KB)