New Generation TCO Certified – information on how to certify

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New Generation TCO Certified – information on how to certify

Now that the pre-test period for the New Generation TCO Certified is open, many of you have asked how to apply. We’re including some general information here that we hope you find helpful.

A reminder that to be included in the First to Certify Announcement and ceremony on November 11 in Stockholm, Sweden, you will need to send your applications by November 5.

The pre-test period for displays has been open since August 15. The pretest period for all other product groups has been open since October 1. For all product groups the pre-test period ends with an official launch of the New Generation TCO Certified on November 11. On that date, the first products to meet the New Generation will be announced and brands recognized at our Sustainable IT Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Apply for TCO Certified

Testing

During the pretest period, all products may be tested according to both the current and the new generation of the criteria. Often there is only a need to do some small modification of the testing procedure to fulfill the new generation.

Report and verification

If the product shall be upgraded free of charge on the 11 of November then the application must include a verification report stating that the product fulfills both the current and the new generation of TCO Certified.

Apply for upgrade of certificates already issued during the pre-test period

If you have already applied for, and got your certificates during the pre-test period and you would like the certificates to be upgraded free of charge on the 11 of November please send us a new application for upgrade with the verification reports stating that the product fulfills the new generation.

Deadline for upgrade on November 11

We will do our utmost to handle all applications and deliver all certificates before the 11 of November but as we anticipate many applications coming in close to the deadline, we can only guarantee that your certificate will be ready on the 11 of November as long as you send in your complete application before the 5 of November.

We look forward to working with you as we launch the New Generation TCO Certified.

Application with application form

Use the new application form and choose the new generation certifications types.

DONWLOAD FORM

Application through third party

Contact a partner of your choice to apply through one of our independent verification partners.

CONTACT A VERIFICATION PARTNER

Additional Documents for download
(applicable for all product categories)

Questions and answers

We anticipate that many applications will come in during the final days before the November 11 launch. In order to ensure we are able to handle all applications and deliver all certificates before November 11, you will need to submit your complete application by latest November 5 for guaranteed participation in the launch.

All products certified to the New Generation in time for the November 11 launch will be listed publicly on the TCO Development homepage. Brands with the first to certify products will also be recognized at a special ceremony and presentation at the Sustainable IT Summit in Stockholm, Sweden on November 11. For information about the event and how to register, contact manufacturers@tcodevelopment.com.

During the pretest period, all products may be tested according to both current and new generation criteria. We suggest to only test according to the new generation criteria as these are more advanced and will also be accepted to pass the current generation criteria.

If you want the product to be upgraded free of charge on the 11 of November please apply for the New Generation during the pre-test period. If you have already applied for, and received your current generation certificates during the pre-test period and you would like the certificates to be upgraded free of charge on November 11, please send us a new application for upgrade with the verification reports stating that the product fulfils the new generation.

It is not necessary that all LCD-panels from the old certificate are included in the new upgraded certificate. All panels that are to be included in the new certificate must be verified for compliance by an independent verification partner. Often this can be done without testing if the same test facility that did the original testing is used.

Yes. It is possible to transfer all sales names from the old certificate to the new certificate, provided that all products carrying these sales names fulfill the new generation criteria.

• New applications – Products tested during the pre-test period will be issued a certificate for the current version of TCO Certified. These certificates will then be eligible for automatic upgrade to the new Generation on November 11. This upgrade will be free of charge. For the free of charge upgrade, the application must include a verification report issued by the verification partner and stating that the product fulfils the New Generation TCO Certified criteria.

• Upgrading existing certificates – All certificates issued before the start of the pre-test period (August 25 for Displays, October 1 for all other categories), may be upgraded to the New Generation for a 50% discount in certification fee. (2850 Euro). Note that the certificate will keep the original validity period, which is two years from the original certification date.

• Keeping the old certificate active and having 2 certificates for the same product – It is possible to keep the old certificate active and have a new generation certificate issued for the same product. In this case the new certificate would be at the full fee and the validity period would be 2 years from issue date. The old certificate can be prolonged until the final closure date of November 11, 2017.

Note that in many cases the original test data can be used to determine compliance and in some cases no additional testing is needed. However we still require a verification issued by one of our independent verification partners stating that the product complies with the new generation criteria.

Applications must be received by November 5 in order for guaranteed recognition among the first to certify!

The validity period of the certificate will be according to the original certificate.
When upgrading, the original certificate will become invalid and removed from our database once the new certificate is issued.

New certificates for applications during the pre-test period will be issued upon the official launch on November 11. We will of course inform all applicants as soon as the application has been approved.

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