RoHS Steps to Certification
The following steps are involved for RoHS certification.
1. Testing: Either on-site or XRF testing and/or lab phthalate solvent extraction testing is done to determine values of the ten restricted RoHS substances.
2. Process Audit: Inspect all applicable manufacturing processes used towards RoHS compliance on-site.
3. Documentation Review: Review the Bill of Materials, Technical File, assembly drawings, materials declarations, test reports, and conformance/compliance certificates from all suppliers.
The Technical File must contain the following:
General product description and design structure information
Risk assessment of materials, parts and subassemblies
Conformity information on materials, parts, and subassemblies
Manufacturing documentation and records
Harmonized standards, specifications, and conformity procedures
4. Certification Statement: After a successful audit, a RoHS Certificate of Compliance (also known as a Certificate of Conformity or Declaration of Conformity) is issued.