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MAR 2019
2018: CERTIF Consolidates Leadership

The General Assembly of CERTIF has approved the Report and Accounts of 2018, confirming the consolidation of its leadership in the certification of products and services. With around 200 types of products certified and with CE marking, CERTIF continues supporting companies that want to differentiate their products in the market, with a special focus on exporting companies.


FEB 2019
EOQ Congress 2019

Organized by the Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ) will take place in Lisbon, in October, the 63º European Congress of Quality with the theme Rediscovering Quality. It is the third time that EOQ Congress is hosted by APQ, after 1985 and 1994, and it happens in the year when APQ celebrates its 50th anniversary.


FEB 2019
ENEC Mark supports trade

ENEC, a common European Mark for electrical products, mainly related to safety, 25 years old, internationally recognized, presents an identification number of the certification body that grants the mark.


JAN 2019
Seminar: Occupational Safety in Industrial Based Companies: Prevention as a Competitiveness Factor

CERTIF participated in the Seminar: Occupational Safety in Industrial Based Companies: Prevention as a Competitiveness Factor, organized by CTCV – Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e do Vidro and by Escola Superior de Tecnologias de Saúde de Coimbra - ESTeSC in Coimbra.


JAN 2019
Certification of the production control of concrete of FERROVIAL / MSF consortium in Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Complex

FERROVIAL / MSF - BARRAGENS, ACE obtained in 2018 the certification by CERTIF of the concrete production control system implemented in the concrete plants associated to the construction works of the Gouvães hydroelectric power station and Daivões dam and hydroelectric power station.


JAN 2019
6th Edition of the Congress of Cluster Habitat Sustentável CINCOS’18

Last December took place at Parque de Exposições de Aveiro the Cluster Habitat Sustentável Congress CINCOS’18. The sixth edition of this event, promoted by the Plataforma para a Construção Sustentável, recognized as the managing entity of the Cluster Habitat Sustentável in Portugal, was attended by more than 230 participants.


DEC 2018
CE Marking - Execution in metal structures

CERTIF continues supporting the construction sector in Portugal. Recently has granted the CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation, (EU) No. 305/2011, to two new manufacturers of metal structures.


NOV 2018
43º Quality Congress

Under the subject Making it happen: Quality in Action, APQ – Associação Portuguesa para a Qualidade has organized, in Porto, its 43rd Congress, with near 300 participants, being CERTIF one of the sponsors.


OCT 2018
World Standards Day

The World Standards Day is celebrated on 14th October, as a joint initiative of ISO, IEC and ITU to call the attention to the importance of standards and to pay tribute to those experts who are involved and participate in its elaboration.


SEP 2018
Operational Staff Meeting / Factory Inspections Procedures (OSM/FIP)

The annual Operational Staff Meeting / Factory Inspections Procedures (OSM/FIP), with the participation of CERTIF was held on the 4th and 5th September in Athens. This group has the responsibility for defining and harmonizing the criteria for factory inspections of manufacturers of electrical equipment. These requirements shall be followed by all certification bodies members of ETICS.


AUG 2018
New Certification Standards - Thermal Solar Products

The certification of solar thermal products is granted within a European Scheme certification – Solar Keymark, according to standards: EN 12975-1: 2006 + A1: 2010 & EN ISO 9806: 2017, applicable to solar thermal collectors and EN 12976-1: 2017 & EN 12976 -2: 2017, applicable to solar thermal systems.


JUL 2018
New standard applicable to ceramic tableware NP 4555-1:2018

As an interested party in the development of standards, CERTIF participates in several Technical Standardisation Committees, supported by IPQ - Instituto Português da Qualidade, as National Standardisation Organization in Portugal. CERTIF's latest involvement included the participation, since the beginning, in the works of CT 202 - Ceramic Tableware, chaired by CTCV, and experts from IPQ, CTCV, APICER, CENCAL, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria and the University of Aveiro.


JUN 2018
World Accreditation Day

In June, 9 is celebrated the World Accreditation Day, an initiative of IAF – International Accreditation Forum and ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.

This year the chosen theme was “Delivering a Safer World”, calling the attention for the importance of safer aspects of our lives as universally shared.




JUN 2018
21st IECEE/CMC Meeting

In Agay, France, had place the 21º Certification Management Committee of IECC Meeting (Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components), with the presence of CERTIF in its quality of National Member, representative of Portugal, and also as certification body member of these international agreements.


MAY 2018
CERTIF certifies Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Service - Standard NP 4413: 2012

The Technical Regulation on Fire Safety in Buildings (Decree No. 1532/2008, December 29), has established NP 4413 as mandatory for companies carrying out extinguisher maintenance activities.



MAY 2018
Vitrochaves renews the certification of its Quality Management system, with scope extension, continuing to bet on the quality of its products

Vitrochaves - Indústria de Vidro, S.A. has seen its Quality Management System certification confirmed by CERTIF. Fulfilling the requirements of NP EN ISO 9001:2015, the company also obtained an extension of the QMS certification to the production of screen-printed glass.


MAR 2018
CERTIF increases its certification activity within the international agreement for electrical products

In 2017, within the scope of the IECCE CB Scheme (, CERTIF increased by more than 50% the number of issued certificates, when compared with 2016. It may be considered that this significant growth is in line with the global increase in exports of Portuguese products.



MAR 2017
CERTIF and ISQ approved in UAE

CERTIF and ISQ are part of the list of approved international Testing Labs and Certification Bodies by Civil Defense Department of UAE for the acceptation of fire detection and fire alarm systems.



DEC 2017
Certification of Food Safety Management Systems

NP EN ISO 22000: 2005 is an international standard applicable to all organizations involved in the food chain, from primary production to distribution.
This standard specifies requirements for the food safety management system (FSMS) where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control all hazards in order to ensure the supply of safe products.



DEC 2017
City of Góis certifies its Service of Assistance to the Citizen

The City Council of Góis obtained the certification of the Quality Management System of the Service of Assistance to the Citizen by the standard NP EN ISO 9001: 2015.



NOV 2017
Placement of Electrical Products in the Economic Area of the Eurasian Customs Union

CANDELA - Sistemas Reflectores Rodoviários, Lda. completed successfully the process of Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance, (CE Marking), of Retroreflecting Road Studs in accordance with harmonized European standard EN 1463-1: 2009.



NOV 2017
Placement of Electrical Products in the Economic Area of the Eurasian Customs Union

Marketing electrical products in the Eurasian Economic space of the Customs Union (with Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation as initial members) requires the relevant products to be subject to either a Mandatory Certification of Conformity or a Mandatory Declaration of Conformity according to the applicable Custom Union Technical Regulation.



OCT 2017
HAR Cables - Operational Staff Meeting – Meeting in Lisboa

On the 26th and 27th September, with the organization of CERTIF, as host, was held in Lisbon the annual meeting of HAR-OSM Group with experts of cables representatives of certification bodies who grant the common European mark < HAR> and experts of its associated laboratories. The associated laboratory with CERTIF to perform tests in the scope of HAR agreement is the ISQ / LABCAB -Laboratório de Ensaios de Cabos Elétricos. This meeting was attended by 16 representatives from 14 countries.



OCT 2017
World Standards Day

The World Standards Day is celebrated on 14th October, as an initiative of ISO, IEC and ITU to call the attention to the importance of standards and to pay tribute to those experts who are involved and participate in its elaboration.





AUG 2017
CERTIF is Notified Body for CE marking of electrical cables in the scope of Construction Products Regulation

With the end of the coexistence period of EN 50575:2014+A1:2016, has became mandatory, in the scope of Construction Products Regulation Reg.(UE) nº 3015/2011, CE marking in the commercialization of power, control and communication cables - Cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements.



JUN 2017
World Accreditation Day

June, 9, as a global initiative of IAF – International Accreditation Forum and ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation marks the world Accreditation Day. For this year the chosen theme was “Delivering Confidance in construction and the build environment”.




MAY 2017
CERTIF certifies funeral ecological urns

As a result of a cooperation agreement with AIMMP (Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industry) CERTIF will certify Wooden Funeral Urns with the mark CNUF, owned by this Association.




APR 2017
RAPEX 2016

European Commission has published RAPEX 2016 report. RAPEX is the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products. The goal of the system is to allow the recall of dangerous products in the market.





MAR 2017
General Assembly of Eurocer-building

Eurocer-building meet its General Assembly in Milan where, besides the developments concerning product certification and Construction Products Regulation, took place, as main point, a workshop about BIM (Building Information Modeling) animated by “building Smart Italia”.


MAR 2017
ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems

The consumption of energy in the daily life of developed societies is inevitable for companies and organizations that seek to optimize their processes. However, the way this energy consumption is managed, coupled with methodologies that promote sustainability, are fundamental, both in terms of energy resources and in economic and environmental terms.


MAR 2017
Portuguese Government bets on the continuity of the Sustainable Habitat Cluster strategy

On 23rd February 2017, the Sustainable Habitat Cluster was recognised by the Portuguese Government as a consolidated Competitiveness Cluster for a period of 6 years. In this way, the conditions are created to accelerate again its promotion actions for the competitiveness of companies.


JAN 2017
CERTIF - accredited by IPAC for certification of the weighing process for container loads

CERTIF, that has been working since the end of 2016 to develop the Certification of the Weighing Process by Method 2 of Container Loads, is already accredited by the Portuguese Institute of Accreditation, IP (IPAC, IP ) to this scope.


JAN 2017
Umbelino Monteiro, S.A. achieves the brand CERTIF Certified Company for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Umbelino Monteiro, S.A., has obtained from CERTIF the certification of its Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) for the scope “Production of clay roofing tiles and fittings. Commercialization of roof tiles, fibre-cement sheets and roof fittings.”


JAN 2017
Keymark Certification Mark for Heat Pumps

This year a new KEYMARK Certification Scheme has been made available to the market of heat pumps for space heating and/or domestic hot water production. The scope of this KEYMARK Certification Scheme is currently limited to heat pumps with heating capacities of up to 400 kW. The certification scheme has been named as “Heat Pump KEYMARK”.


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