About us

About us

Ricardo Certification operates as a separate and entirely independent business within the Ricardo group and is accredited to provide assurance services by the relevant regulatory authorities.

Our origins lie in the rail sector, where we have performed independent assessment roles on a range of high-profile projects.

In Europe we are performing the Notified Body role on the central section of London’s Elizabeth Line and providing Assessment Body services for the migration of Denmark’s national network to ERTMS operation and control.

Meanwhile in Asia we have supported the introduction of new signalling products to the market, including the first such technologies to be developed by domestic suppliers.

With increasingly complex regulation coming into force in fields such as power generation and automotive manufacturing, we can also bring our proven assessment methodologies to clients within these sectors, helping them understand the regulatory landscape and secure certification as efficiently as possible.

What we do


To release a product on the rail market, whether it is part of the infrastructure, a component or a new vehicle that is to be put into operation, approval is required from national and/or international bodies such as the National Safety Authority or the EU Agency for Railways (ERA) . Without this approval it is not possible to release a product on the rail market.

To secure this approval it is necessary to gather evidence of meeting regulations, including any type testing by a professional test institute. This, and other accompanying evidence, needs to be assessed by an accredited independent party.

Ricardo's Certification and Testing experts can help you to obtain your approvals through its extensive portfolio of assurance and testing services.