If you have multiple products with similar functionality (e.g. different colors or shapes) but with different model numbers, the Certification by Similarity (CbS) program may allow you to certify a single Primary Device and have all applicable variant devices certified at no additional cost, saving you time, money, and effort.
If your device and its variants qualify, only the Primary Device will be required to be shipped to UL for testing. If you believe your products qualify for Certification by Similarity, please contact our team after submitting your products for certification.
- Hub Connected Devices
- Cloud Connected Devices
- Device Firmware Version
- Edge Driver Profile, including the same sub-driver if applicable
- Device Category
- Connector ID
- Device Profile and Device Handler Type
Note that Cloud Connected Devices may have different Device Profiles and still be considered for Certification by Similarity. This is possible only if the Capabilities for any variant devices are a subset of the Primary Device. If any variant device has additional Capabilities, partial testing is required for the variant device(s).
All devices must be submitted through the Console regardless of whether they qualify for CbS.