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Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs):   FM Approvals LLC

Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs): FM Approvals LLC

Primary Contact

Robert Lovell
Group manager, Quality Assurance
1151 Boston-Providence Tpke.
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781.255.4820
Fax: 781.255.4749

Organizational Overview

FM Approvals is a leader in third-party certification of property loss prevention products and services. Industrial and commercial companies around the world know that products bearing the “FM APPROVED” certification mark, backed by more than 100 years of scientific research and leading-edge product testing, conform to the highest standards. The company’s globally recognized expertise spans more than 500 categories of products and services, including roofing and building material, cleanroom material, and electrical and fire protection equipment. FM Approvals’ worldwide presence enables the company to offer manufacturers a single source for certification and direct access to critical markets. For more information about the company, visit Access to information about FM APPROVED products is available at The most up-to-date information about FM APPROVED roofing products and assemblies can be found at

Scope of Conformity Assessment Activity

FM Approvals is recognized worldwide as a product testing and certification organization. A product that bears the FM Approvals certification mark (“FM Approved”) means it has been tested and found to comply with requirements of specific national and /or international and FM Approvals standards to help qualify it for use in specific regional or global markets. Product certification is available for 1) electrical equipment; 2) fire protection equipment; and 3) building materials. FM Approvals is accredited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). FM Approvals is also recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards development organization (SDO). In addition, FM Approvals is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS).

FM Approvals is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), which oversees Canada’s National Standards and Certification System. As a notified body (NB) in the European Union (EU), FM Approvals is able to offer the CE mark under the Construction Products Directive (CPD), and certify products intended for use in explosive atmospheres (ATEX). 

FM Approvals has offices and certification partners in Asia that facilitate product certification and access to markets in the Pacific Rim. A manufacturer’s product can gain international recognition through FM Approvals’ accreditation participation in the IECEx Scheme, a program administered by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for the recognition of electrical equipment used in hazardous-classified locations. In addition, FM Approvals is an ISO 9000 Registrar with accreditation through the RvA of The Netherlands.

FM Approvals is accredited by the following organizations:

International Activities by Region


FM Approvals
1151 Boston-Providence Tpke.
Norwood, MA 02062

Asia Pacific

FM Insurance Co Ltd - Singapore Branch
#18-08 Novena Square, Tower A, 238A Thomson Road
Singapore 307684


FM Engineering Consulting (Shanghai) Co Ltd
Unit 18-08, 18th Floor, Plaza 66
1266 Nan Jing Xi RoadB
Shanghai 200040
People's Republic of China





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