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.