KCs (Korea Ex certification)


KCs - Korea Certification

The KCs certificate is mandatory for many products in Korea. With issued KCs certificate manufacturer can attach the KCs mark on products which prove high quality and asfety standards of products.

We have very specialized knowledge in KCs. We have senior experts who have been resposible for a number of KCs certifications from KOSHA (Korea Occupational Safety and Healtf Agency). KOSHA is a South Korean goverment agency and the main certification body od KCs. We can help with obtaining KCs certificate which allow manufacturers and importers to sell the products on the Korean market.

With our support, the certification process can be done without problems.



Korea Ex Certification (Mandatory, KCs)

Manufacturers and importers of Ex equipment used in the explosive atmospheres is a mandatory safety certification target in accordance with Article 34 of the Industrial Safety and Health law of Korea and shall acquire the safety certification issued by the Minister of Employment and Labor and attach the KCs mark.

Type Certification Procedure


Document Examination Product Examination Technical Capability/Production System Evaluation Surveillance audit
An examination to confirm that documents related to product technology such as machinery and equipment subject to safety certification meet safety certification standards An examination to confirm whether the safety certification target machinery and equipment are consistent with the documentation examination contents and whether the performance regarding safety meets the safety certification standards An evaluation to confirm whether the manufacturer’s technical capability and production system meet the safety certification standards in order to maintain and guarantee the safe performance of the safety certification target machinery and equipment A regular examination to confirm whether the safety-certified manufacturer is consistently complying with the safety certification standards


Examination Period

Document Examination: 30 days (Manufactured outside of Korea)
Quality Examination: 45 days (Manufactured outside of Korea)
Product Examination: 60 days
Surveillance audit: Once a year

Legal Basis of Korean Certification

Article 84 of the Industrial Safety and Health laws
Article 74, 77 of the Industrial Safety and Health ordinances
Article 107 to 123 of the Industrial Safety and Health rules
A Notification on the Procedures for Safety Certification and Autonomous Safety Confirmation

Evaluation Standards

Evaluation Standards : Protection device Safety Certification Notification No. 2020-33

Unit Certification Procedure


Unit certification does not require Technical Capability/Production System Evaluation, and up to 10 products are allowed.

KSC is Here to Help!

KSC welcomes manufacturers who wish to achieve an Korea Ex Certification.

KSC would be happy to assist you with the entire KCs certification procedure according to the Article 84 of the Industrial Safety and Health laws.
If you have any questions about the process you can contact us at any time.