Conformity Certificates

​Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) issues a number of certificates of conformity. The certificates issued by SASO are categorized to three main types:​

1. ​​Model Approval Certificate of Conformity:

is a certificate offered by SASO for model approval, confirming that the product obtaining this certificate conforms to the standards. The manufacturer/supplier/exporter can use this certificate to confirm that the product has been designed and underwent conformance procedures in the production process.

2. Production line/batch approval conformity certificate:

A certificate granted to the manufacturer for a specific quantity of production, allowing this quantity to be produced during a certain period.

3. Consignment Certificate of Conformity:

It is a certificate issued by SASO for a quantity of the product prepared (to be exported/imported) and can be distinguished (with a serial number/batch number/date of production) to confirm that it is conformed with relevant standards.

1. Certificate of Conformity for biodegradable Plastic:

This service enables the applicant to obtain the mark for biodegradable plastic according to the technical regulations for biodegradable plastics, which aims to define the environmental requirements for biodegradable plastic products included in the technical regulations to preserve the environment, consumer and animal health, and facilitate market surveillance procedures.

2. Certificate of Gulf Conformity Mark for Low Voltage Electrical Devices:

This service allows the applicant to obtain the Gulf Conformity Mark according to the Gulf technical regulation for low-voltage electrical appliances and equipment, which aims to define the basic safety requirements for electrical appliances and equipment and the electromagnetic compatibility requirements that must be met before placing those devices and equipment in the market. Then distribute freely within the markets of countries GCC.

  • ​To view Changes in the Field of Granting Gulf Conformity Mark (Click here​).​​

3. Certificate of Conformity for Trucks and Trailers Under-run Protective Devices:

This service applies to front, side and rear protection truck under-run protective devices, trailers and semi-trailers that their maximum weight exceeds 3.5 tons. This service does not include trucks and trailers used outside the roads, military trucks, and trucks designed for specific purposes in which it is impossible to install such under-run protective devices.

  • To view the list of approved workshops and factories for front, rear and side such under-run protective devices for trucks and trailers (click here​​).

4. Certificate of conformity for trailers and semi-trailers:

This service applies to all locally manufactured and imported trailers and semi-trailers. This service does not include trailers and semi-trailers designed for specific military purposes in which the requirements of the technical regulation cannot be fulfilled.

5. Certificate of Conformity for Electric Vehicles (BEV & PHEV):

This service is available to electric vehicle manufacturers and applies to all electric vehicles that their total weight does not exceed (3500) kg, and their speed exceeds (25) km / hour, which are placed in the Kingdom's market, whether manufactured inside the Kingdom or imported from abroad.

6. Electric Vehicle Accessories Certificate - Charging Cables:

This service allows suppliers to obtain an electric vehicle charger conformity certificate according to the designs that are allowed to be imported and described in the electric vehicles technical regulation.

​7. Certificate of conformity for petroleum products transport tanks (aluminum tanks):

This service applies to petroleum products transport tanks according to the requirements included in the technical regulations for tanks. The first part: petroleum products transport tanks.

8. ​Certificate of Conformity for Electric Motorcycle:      

This service applies to electric motorcycles included in the technical regulation for motorcycles, and this service does not include motorcycles.​

1. Certificate of Quality Mark for Beneficiary Service Centers (Hayyak): 

This service applies to centers that apply for the Saudi Quality Certificate "Hayyak" for quality of reception to provide services within the beneficiaries' service centers.

2. Certificate of classification of vehicle maintenance and repair centers: 

This service applies to all public facilities in the vehicle maintenance and repair sector in the Kingdom, with the exception of installations for military and security agencies.


To apply for a partial authorization to provide conformity assessment services for the Certificates of Conformity Department, the following documents and data shall be provided:

  • A copy of the commercial registration.
  • A copy of the certificate of acceptance in SASO in the field of conformity assessment.
  • A description of the legal structure for conformity assessment.
  • Information about the ownership of the conformity assessment body, industrial institutions and other conformity assessment bodies, the contribution that is under the same ownership or part thereof.
  • A list of technical expertise according to the field of authorization (CVs and certificates of experience) and proof of competency required to carry out the tasks assigned to them, (as determined by the work instructions issued by SASO regarding the qualifications and obligations of quality auditors and technical auditors).
  • Proof of the entity's competency in conformity assessment work, experience and familiarity with the criteria related to the products included in conformity assessment programs according to the field of application.
  • Proof of obtaining accreditation in accordance with the requirements of (ISO IEC 17065) and/or (ISO IEC 17020).
  • A letter from the conformity assessment body indicating the entity's commitment to the participation of technical experts who have been accepted and approved only by SASO in the work entrusted to the entity.
  • Analyzing the risks associated with the provided services, to cover the risks resulting from impartiality and treating with in all evaluation work without discrimination. These risks include the risks related to preserving information covered by professional confidentiality which is obtained within the scope of the authorization, even after stopping the tasks entrusted to the entity or stopping the authorization, it includes auditors, experts and other employees or contractors, and the risks of using the information for purposes different from those provided for by regulations and work procedures for commodities' conformity assessment.
  • A copy of the entity's documented work policies and procedures to prove the compliance of its activities with SASO regulations and procedures and the provisions of the conformity assessment programs in accordance with the fields of application.
  • Proof that the conformity assessment body has not previously served companies in the field of application, and that it does not currently serve these companies and does not intend to provide the service in the future.
  • Commitment form to comply with the application of the special conditions for authorization of conformity assessment bodies (this form can be obtained from the department of which a partial authorization of its work is to be requested).
  • Provide the necessary devices and equipment to carry out the required work according to the scope of the technical regulation for the authorization.
  • Employ technical expertise and/or auditors at SASO according to the field of authorization, to undertake specific conformity assessment tasks when needed.
  • ​Proof that the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) did not appoint the applicant body in the field of the Gulf regulation for low voltage electrical appliances and equipment.

Last modified 29 Jun 2021
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