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Korean Testing Certification Institute (KTC)

21. July 2023

What is the Korean Testing Certification Institute (KTC)

The Korean Testing Certification Institute (KTC) is one of the most important testing laboratories in Korea, headquartered in Gunpo, South Korea. Since its establishment in 2010, it has been working mainly in the three areas of product testing, certification, and R&D. The Korea Electrical Equipment Test Laboratory (KETI) as well as the Korea Machinery, Meter and Petrochemical Testing and Research Institute (MPI) are its further subordinates.


Responsibilities of the Korean Testing Certification Institute (KTC)

The stated goal of KTC is promoting the 4th industrial revolution. The institute focuses its activities on certain product groups, including:

  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Measuring instruments
  • Chemical and Environmental Industries
  • Bio and Medical Industries
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Energy (esp., Renewable Energy)

In addition to ten locations in Korea, the KTC also has two branch offices in the People’s Republic of China. In addition, various Memorandums of Understanding have been concluded with institutions in Asia, North America and Europe.

KTC is often selected by the authorities as the responsible testing institution, especially for KC Certification and KC EMC Certification, which are mandatory for many product groups in Korea.

Robert Goral

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Robert Goral

Robert Goral