What it looks like and what it means

What information does the DEKRA seal include?

Every DEKRA seal that you see confirms compliance with a certain standard. You can read about the specific standard and its meaning on the seal itself.
The figure below shows how it works.

Seal header

The header of the seal indicates the purpose for which it has been awarded. For instance, it tells you what was tested or which characteristics have been met.

Additional explanations

The list following the header contains additional information, such as the most important testing or certification criteria.

If the seal has an expiry date, the seal or the underlying certificate/confirmation tells you the period of validity or the next date for testing by DEKRA.

The URL – an informative address

You can find detailed information on the type of seal in our seal database.

The month/year circle

The test engineer marks the month in the circle. The year is also marked.
The phrase ‘valid until’ or ‘tested on’ is provided as additional information.

DEKRA tested/DEKRA certified

In the middle of the seal, you can see if it was awarded for a passed inspection or a successful certification process.

For instance, DEKRA tests whether a product meets prescribed standards or whether a building, a company or equipment complies with the safety and environmental requirements. All these tests are conducted in a transparent process using defined, published criteria. There is often an inspection requirement.

However, DEKRA certifications are usually voluntary. They confirm that a company, person or product meets stricter performance standards – for example, with regard to quality, safety and sustainability.

Identification number

DEKRA offers transparency – some seals have an individual identification number. This number contains coded information that specifies the respective seal recipient.