About Us

CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. We are a leader in Standards Development and in Testing, Inspection and Certification around the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our mandate is to hold the future to a higher standard.

CSA Group

At CSA Group, we excel in addressing emerging, complex issues and technologies. CSA Group is comprised of two organizations: Standards Development and Testing, Inspection, & Certification.

Not-for-Profit Standards Development

The mission of CSA Group’s Standard Development organization is to enhance the lives of Canadians through the advancement of standards in the public and private sectors.  We are a leader in standards research, development, education, and advocacy. The technical and management standards developed with our 10,000 members improve safety, health, the environment, and economic efficiency in Canada and beyond.

Global Testing, Inspection and Certification

CSA Group’s global commercial subsidiaries generate funding for continued standards research and development in support of our mission. Our commercial subsidiaries provide expert testing, inspection, and certification services that enable manufacturers to demonstrate that their products are in compliance with applicable safety, environmental, and operating performance standards for markets around the world. We offer deep expertise and industry-leading service delivery across a wide range of current and emerging technologies.

High consumer confidence

Sixty-nine percent of North American consumers surveyed say they are more likely to purchase products with the CSA mark.


Years of Experience

Rely on an internationally-recognized company with over a century of experience.


International Markets

Get one-stop-shop certification services to help you access over 140 markets worldwide

Standards Development

CSA Group’s 2021/22 Annual Report covers highlights from our 2021/2022 fiscal year, as well as the investments we are making to strengthen our standards organization for a safer, more sustainable future. Download the report to learn more.

Helping hold the future to a higher standard

CSA Group has a member base of over 10,000 volunteer experts with deep technical knowledge and expertise. These members help to develop standards that meet the needs of a broad array of industries and stakeholders. CSA Group:

  • Has more than 1,300 committees focused on standards development
  • Has developed and maintained over 3,000 codes and standards – many referenced in legislation
  • Develops training and other value-added products that provide additional understanding of our standards and support their implementation
  • Proactively conducts research that facilitates future standards development and provides guidance into new and emerging topics and technologies

Accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in Canada and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the U.S, CSA Group actively participates in international standards development and harmonization efforts through other global organizations, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Testing, Inspection,
& Certification

Helping bring products to market. Making the complex simple.

With a century of experience, CSA Group works with a team of technical experts and a global network of testing labs to help you assess your products’ compliance to applicable safety and performance requirements. We strive to build and maintain your confidence in us.

  • The CSA mark is recognized and accepted by regulators and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and appears on billions of products all over the world
  • CSA Group is accredited and recognized by numerous organizations around the world in various fields, including SCC in Canada and OSHA and ANSI in the U.S.
  • We can help with coordinating compliance and access to more than 40 markets around the world, facilitating the globalization of technology and enhancing trade opportunities
  • We have expertise in industrial equipment and controls, home and commercial products, medical device and laboratory & measurement equipment, energy storage, and more
  • We are accredited as a National Certification Body (NCB) through the IECEE CB Scheme and have expertise in structuring multi-approval projects producing ATEX certificates (for EU) and IECEx certificates – all in one project

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CSA Group

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Discover our rich history, including our origins from the early 1900s and our significant achievements over our first 100 years.


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