What to consider when selecting an FEB

Many organizations already embrace safety compliance and invest considerable resources in order to protect employees, the environment and the company as a whole. Not all testing companies have the competency or experience needed to help you protect this investment.

By working with an accredited FEB that has an expansive network of highly trained, safety-certified technicians, organizations like yours can eliminate the risk associated with malfunctioning or hazardous equipment.

eti Conformity Services can partner with you to ensure timely evaluation and recommend cost-effective issue resolution, if needed.

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IAS Accredited Field Evaluation Body

Similar to a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), FEBs are third-party organizations that have the capability to provide product safety testing. For an FEB, this testing and subsequent labeling primarily occurs in the field, while an NRTL tests and certifies at the point of manufacture.

Factors to Consider

In addition to saving you time and money, the following factors should be considered when evaluating an FEB for a potential conformity project:

Objective and Unbiased Testing

  • Independent, professional, third-party testing organization focused on conformity assessment services

Rigorous Methodology

  • Meets the requirements of NFPA 791
  • Familiar with and experienced in the application of UL, IEEE, and NFPA standards
  • Proper sample selection
  • Proper sample control/integrity requirements
  • Adequate and appropriate statistical methods


  • Complete record keeping system with test data availability
  • Professional systems in place to deliver prompt service

Quality Service Delivery

  • Meets the requirements of NFPA 790
  • Accredited as an FEB by IAS
  • Well maintained and equipped facility
  • Qualified and trained staff
  • Appropriate quality system in place
  • Financial stability
  • Qualified technical supervision and management
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