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CE Marking Online Training FAQ's

Got a question about our course - read our FAQ below, or ask it using our form to the right.

Q: How is this different from traditional e-learning?
A: Our cloud-based, online approach adapts to the level of knowledge and experience of the student. As your employees go through the training, our e-learning engine feeds a number of continuous data points into an adaptive algorithm. This adjusts the learning path for each person, giving them a faster, easier and more focused way to learn.

Q: Do I receive a certificate after completing the course?
A: We have 2 ways of providing insights and progress reporting for learners
1) You will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course.
2) For organisations with 10 users or more, we offer a full analytics dashboard so your management can drill-down into the strengths, weaknesses and progress of each individual learner.

Q: How long do I receive access to the online training for?
A: Our online training is offered on an annual subscription. The subscription timeframe begins when access to our adaptive e-learning course is given to each individual user.

Q: If we buy 1 Plus+ or Personalised license, are the product features and add-ons (like the virtual classroom, 1:1 support) available to our entire organisation?
A: We tailor our approach to each individual learner for the most efficient and effective learning experience - subsequently, this means that product features and add-ons will only be made available to each individual user. 

Q: How often are the virtual classrooms held?
A: Depending on confirmed attendees, we aim to run these virtual classrooms once every 1-2 months via teleconference and virtual webinar.

Q: Do you offer discounts to companies for multiple licenses?
A: Yes - for purchases of multiple licenses we can offer bulk discounts. Contact your local sales representative or use our form to the right.

Q: What are the specific topics and learning objectives available in the CE Marking course?

European Economic Area (EEA)

Acronyms and explanations
Introduction to the EU and EEA
Explain the difference between the EU and the EEA
Define the geographies of the EU and EEA
Linking the EEA to EC Directives
Describe the reasons why EC Directives exist
Describe the New Approach and the NLF

Structure of an EC Directive

Acronyms and explanations
Define what a Recital is
Define what an Article is
Define what an Annex is
Information contained in the Annexes
Describe what ESRs are
Describe what a Harmonised Standard is
Describe how a Harmonised Standard is generally used
Describe what are conformity assessment procedures
Differentiate between conformity and the presumption of conformity

CE Marking Introduction

Acronyms and explanations
Define what is product liability
Summarise the potential penalties for product liability and non-compliance
Economic Operator roles in CE Marking
Describe what an Economic Operator is
Define what a Manufacturer is
Describe the responsibilities of a Manufacturer
Authorised Representatives (for a Manufacturer)
Define what an Authorised Representative is
Describe the responsibilities of an Authorised Representative
Define what an Importer is
Describe the responsibilities of an Importer
Define what a Distributor is
Describe the responsibilities of a Distributor
What is a Notified Body (NoBo)
Describe the role of a NoBo
Explain the use of the NANDO database
Describe the impact of national provisions and legislation
Describe what situations may require CE Marking
Describe the 8 steps to CE Marking
Explain the application of multiple EC Directives to one product
Required documentation and markings
Describe what is a Declaration of Incorporation
Describe what is a Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Describe what is included in a Technical File
Describe the required information for end users
Explain other markings that could be found on products
Describe other information stamped on the product dataplate
Identify the characteristics of a physical CE Marking

Machinery Directive (MD)

Acronyms and explanations
Define what machinery is
Define what interchangeable equipment is
Define what safety components are
Define what a lifting accessory is
Define what partly completed machinery is
Describe what a removable mechanical transmission device is
Describe the scope exclusions of the MD
Describe the scope inclusions of the MD
Define what an Assembler is
Define what a Modifier is
Describe how a risk assessment is part of achieving compliance
Define what the limits of machinery are
Define what hazard identification is
Define what risk estimation is
Risk evaluation and reduction
Recall the three-step method of risk reduction
Define what risk evaluation is
Explain what functional safety is
Describe the role of the NoBo

Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (SPVD)

Acronyms and explanations
Define the scope inclusions of the SPVD
Define the scope exclusions of the SPVD
Product categorisation and the conformity assessment procedure
Determine the equipment category
Describe the conformity assessment procedures per category
Describe the SPVD-specific CE Marking physical requirements

Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)

Acronyms and explanations
Define common items and equipment where the PED applies
Recall the pressure limits of the PED
Describe which states of a product the PED applies
Define the scope exclusions of the PED
Describe how Tables are used
Describe how inspection modules are used
Describe the PED-specific CE Marking physical requirements
Changeover from the old PED to the new PED
Categorise the key dates related to the changeover
Describe how the structure of modules and responsibilities has changed
Describe how the classification of fluid groups has changed
Describe how the analysis of hazards has changed

ATEX Directive

Acronyms and explanations
Scope of the ATEX Directive
Define what equipment and ignition sources are
Define what an explosive atmosphere is
Describe the relationship between the ATEX Equipment Directive and the ATEX Workplace Directive
Describe the scope inclusions of the ATEX Directive
Recognise if electrical cables should be in scope
Describe the linkage of equipment groups, categories and zones
Define what each equipment group is
Define categories within equipment groups
Match categories to zones
Determine which conformity assessment procedure to apply
Describe the role of the NoBo
Describe the ATEX-specific CE Marking physical requirements

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

Acronyms and explanations
Define the scope inclusions of the CPR
Define the scope exclusions of the CPR
Explain the difference between the CPR and the Construction Products Directive
Explain the differences between the CPR and other EC Directives
Product requirements
Define the requirement for mechanical resistance and stability
Define the requirement for safety in case of fire
Define the requirement for hygiene, health and environment
Define the requirement for safety and accessibility in use
Define the requirement for protection against noise
Define the requirement for energy economy and heat retention
Define the requirement for sustainable use of natural resources
Conformity assessment procedure
Describe the use of Harmonised Standards and European Technical Approval
Describe the requirements of a DoP
Describe the AVCP system
Summarise the different responsibilities within the AVCP

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)

Acronyms and explanations
Define what electromagnetic compatibility is
Define what an electromagnetic disturbance is
Define what immunity and emissions are
Define the scope exclusions of the EMC Directive
Demonstrate the ability to determine in scope and out of scope
Define what an apparatus is
Demonstrate how apparatus affect the application of the EMC Directive
Categorise what is inherently benign apparatus
Define what a fixed installation is
Explain how fixed installations affect the application of the EMC Directive
Explain the application of Harmonised Standards
Describe the conformity assessment procedure
Describe the involvement of a NoBo
Explain the principle of the intended use of components
Explain the principles of Good Engineering Practice

Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

Acronyms and explanations
Define the scope inclusions of the LVD
Define the scope exclusions of the LVD
Describe the involvement of a NoBo