Kenya PVOC Certification

Sample PVoC Certificate

CCIC Group has recently been officially authorized by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) to implement the Pre-shippment Verification Of Conformity (PVoC) and the issue of Certificates of Conformity (CoC).

As a local company of CCIC Group, CCIC Shaanxi provides effective, comprehensive and suitable PVoC audit and certification solutions to suppliers and factories in China’s authorized regions with export needs to Kenya, issuing PVoC certificates for Kenya. The PVoC certification service will also effectively facilitate trade and product quality improvement.

About PVoC Certificate

Purpose of the PVoC Program

  • The purpose of PVoC is to guarantee that products comply with the relevant Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved specifications, the exporting countries apply the PVOC Program, which is a conformity assessment program.
  • The Kenyan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or authorized specifications are ensured by the PVOC Program, which is a conformity assessment program used to test items in the relevant exporting countries.

How the PVoC program is operated world wide

  • On behalf of KEBS, licensed third party inspection organizations run the program.
  • Based on proximity and trade quantities, there are 19 areas in the world. In order to increase efficiency, the program also allows for several partners in the majority of the locations.
  • Kenyan standards or authorized specifications serve as the foundation for certification.

Terms & Definition

  • PVOC – Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards
  • COC – Certificate of Conformity
  • COI – Certificate of Inspection
  • COR- Certificate of Roadworthiness for Motor Vehicles
  • NCR- Non conformity Report 
  • RFC- Request for Certification 
  • IDF- Import Declaration Form 
  • QMS- Quality Management System 
  • PVOC Partners – KEBS – Appointed Inspection and Certification Companies.
  • PPB- Pharmacy and Poisons Board 
  • PCPB- Pest Control Products Board 
  • CA- Communications Authority of Kenya 
  • KCAA- Kenya Civil Aviation Authority 
  • DVS- Department of Veterinary Services
  • KEPHIS- Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service

Certification Types (Routes)

PVoC certification falls into 2 major types (routes), which are Route A and B.

Each type (route) applies with its corresponding certification requirements and product approval conditions

Route A
Product Inspection & Testing

The following procedure is applicable:

1.Submit application materials and test reports;

2. Review the application information and test reports;

3. Arrange on-site inspection;

4. Inspectors submit inspection reports and field records;

5. Prepare the first draft of COC

6. Customer check the draft COC;

7. Issue COC certificate;

* Each batch inspection must provide a test report)

Route B
Product Registration

The following procedure is applicable:

1. Submit application information;

2. Sampling on site and lab testing;

3. Review the test report;

4. Apply for product registration certificate;

5. Issue the product registration certificate;

6. Prepare the first draft of COC

7. Customer check COC draft;

8. Issue COC certificate;

* The first time for the product registration certificate must be on-site inspection, later to provide product registration certificate to apply for COC, product registration certificate is valid for 1 year, 1 registration certificate can only show 1 product, multiple models)

For Chinese and Domestic:

William Wang | certification manager | CCIC Shaanxi


Office: +86 180 8926 4573

For English and international:

David Chen | BD & cert. manager | CCIC Shaanxi


Office: +86 029 8540 7342