UL Standards & Engagement Standards represent the very best in scientific methodology and testing expertise, combined with invaluable input from experts and stakeholders — from industry to academia, regulatory to retail, manufacturers to end-users — via UL Standards & Engagement's consensus-based standards development process. Ultimately, UL Standards & Engagement Standards function as a benchmark that enables consumers, businesses, and regulators to feel confident about the products and services they purchase.
CREATING OR REVISING A UL STANDARD
UL Standards & Engagement uses its Technical Committees (TC) process for consensus standards development, which has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The intent is that standards developed under the TC Process will be designated as ANSI standards.
For those Standards in which ANSI approval is not desirable or practical UL generally employs the TC process without pursuing ANSI approval. In those cases where the development of such a Standard does not employ the TC process, UL Standards & Engagement ensures stakeholder engagement is integral to the process.
PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESS: TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
TCs are a central part of the process by which UL develops and maintains its Standards. A TC is a group of individuals, representing a variety of interests connected to the UL Standard, formed to review proposals for new Standards or revisions to existing Standards.
All persons directly affected by an TC topic may apply, but TC membership may be limited due to the need to balance panel viewpoints, the size of the TC, or other considerations. There are no membership dues associated with TCs.
If you are interested in joining an TC, you can review TC openings and fill out a TC membership application here.
The TC chair appoints members to the TC based on criteria outlined in ULSE ANSI Procedures.