Certification Management Limited (CML) was established in June 2013. Offering a complete range of compliance services, we are an EU Notified Body (No 2503) for ATEX EU/2014/34. This is supported by our UKAS accreditation (No 8175) to IEC 17025 and IEC 17065 and our full scope of accreditation allows us to issue any type of certificate. Appointed in 2014 we are also an IECEx Certification Body (ExCB) and test laboratory (ExTL) with the full scope of standards.

In line with our growth we maintain the right technical mix and number of staff and this has grown from the initial 2 founding directors to 24 including 15 engineers and 5 laboratory technicians. A vital part of our growth is played by our large laboratory capacity with highly accurate and high quality equipment.

Our first ATEX and IECEx certificates were issued in September 2013 and April 2014 respectively and we have issued over 1100 certificates to date.

Certification Services

  • Hazardous area Ex product certification
  • Functional safety product certification
  • Management System certification (QAN, QAR)
  • UKAS Ingress Protection Certificates

Laboratory Services

  • Laboratory Ex testing services
  • Pre-compliance verification testing
  • Independent hire of CML equipment and labour for research and development

Supporting Services

  • Ex Technical advice
  • CE marking support PED, LVD, EMC, Machinery
  • QA compliance advice and training
  • Training for Ex equipment designers, manufacturers and users

At CML We focus on being


  • Answer enquiries promptly
  • Quotes are issued within 3 days
  • Realistic timescales are quoted
  • All projects are reviewed weekly for progress and updates


  • Directors and staff have significant experience in managing accreditation and certification
  • Our new recruits are trained and mentored for 2 years
  • We maintain comprehensive internal training records and routinely undertake competence reviews


  • Independent external audits
  • UKAS – UKAS certification body and test laboratory
  • IECEx – Peer review audits
  • International inter-laboratory test results comparison program


  • Early advice to avoid potential problems as early as possible
  • Test failure investigation, practical advice and reporting
  • Test consolidation for multiple approvals
  • Pragmatic test planning to minimise test failures and delays

The CML Customer Promise

Experience has shown us that our clients generally want three things: certificates and reports on time, technical diligence and value for money.

In order to deliver these, we strive to be responsive, competent, credible and innovative in everything we do.


Safety – Product and process safety is our priority. We will never do anything to compromise this.

On time completion – We will provide you with a realistic completion date for your certification project which meets your time requirements.

Approachable and responsive – We will respond to enquiries within 1 day and provide a quote within 3 days.  You can opt to receive weekly project updates and will have direct access to your project team.

Technical compliance support – Throughout your project we will identify compliance issues early and work with you to resolve them. Within reason there will be no additional charges.

Protect your information– Your data security matters. We will always treat your information in the strictest of confidence.

Feedback matters – Good or bad, your feedback is always recorded, considered and acted upon.

Value – We actively seek to demonstrate our value to help you achieve success, whilst providing value for money.