How are UL Standards developed?

UL Standards are developed under a process that provides for participation and comment from the affected public as well as industry. The process takes into consideration a survey of known existing standards and the needs and opinions of a wide variety of interests concerned with the subject matter of the standard. Manufacturers, consumers, government officials, industrial and commercial users, inspection authorities and others provide input to UL. For further details, visit Develop Standards on the UL Standards web pages.

To find out about participating in UL’s Standards Development program, visit the UL Standards web pages:

About – For information about UL Standards and how standards are developed.

STPs – Information about UL’s Standards Technical Panels (STP) process, a list of each STP and the standards covered by each STP, and how to apply for membership on an STP.

How do I purchase a UL Standard?

All UL Standards can be ordered through UL’s Online Sales Site. Visit the Online Sales Site to order online. You can also check the UL Standards Catalog for more information.

Do I need to buy the whole UL Standard, or can I buy just the revision?

Initially, you will need to purchase the UL Standard. UL offers a subscription service for an additional cost which allows you to receive any revision or new edition of the Standard for a three-year period. UL also offers a 1-Year Premium Subscription. Subscription service information is available on the Online Sales Site. Visit the Online Sales Site for more information.

Which UL Standard applies to my product?

In order to determine which UL Standard applies, it is helpful to refer to UL's Catalog of Standards, which lists UL’s Standards and provides prices and ordering information. This catalog, along with the scopes - brief descriptions of what each Standard covers - can be viewed in our Standards catalog.

Can UL provide me with information about international standards?

UL’s Global Market Access Services provides information on international standards and the following:

1. National and international standards

2. International certification regulations

3. Submission procedures of international testing laboratories

Contact the Global Market Access Services for more information.