Three-Day Course Overview

This course offers a new opportunity to gain a global view of the complex processes, regulatory resources and testing requirements for homologation.

UL designed this course for project-level engineers and executives who need to better understand the requirements of specific markets. While geared more toward vehicle manufacturers, suppliers will also benefit from the component and system level certification requirements covered in the course.

Homologation Training Topics

Part 1

  • Introduction
  • What is homologation?
  • Self-certification versus witness testing/type

    • State-specific regulations
    • Vehicle compliance labeling
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
    • More in-depth look at the process in the U.S.
  • Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS)
    • Significant regulatory differences
    • Transport Canada (TC) requirements
  • U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
  •  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • Electric vehicle testing and labeling
  • California Air Resource Board (CARB)
    • CARB Section 177 States
  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards
  • On-board diagnostics (OBD)
  • California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate

Part 2

  • European Union (EU) vehicle certification and
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle
    Regulations (WP.29)
  • Global Technical Regulations (GTRs)
  • Worldwide manufacturer identification (WMI) from
    SAE — an important first step for new manufacturers

Part 3

  • China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) Process
  • CCC evolution/proposed changes
  • Other markets
    • Japan
    • Mexico standards and certification
    • Australia
  • Functional safety overview
  • U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements
  • How to build a homologation team
    • Homologation department roles and
    • Subject matter experts versus homologation
  • Related critical automotive considerations and
    available training

    • Automotive functional safety – ISO 26262
    • Safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF) –
      ISO 21448 standard
    • Automotive cybersecurity – ISO/SAE 21434
    • Autonomous vehicles – UL 4600 and beyond