CECOC is a private and administrative house, independent from all industrial activities, managing and bearing responsibility for the technical testing of high explosives, detonators, detonating cords and propellants in Belgium. It is also in charge of the testing of pyrotechnic articles and fireworks.
CECOC has been approved as European notified body according to the Directive 93/15 mod B, C, D, F and G for CE-marking and to the Directive 07/23 mod B, C,D, F, and G under N° CECOC-1646
Guidance and information on the CECOC's certification activities are given in the
explosives certification section (for explosives and propellants) or to the pyrotechnics certification section (for pyrotechnical articles and fireworks).
The actual technical activities are carried out by the CECOC's founding laboratories.
For its testing activity on electric detonators, CECOC has formal partnership with the Swedish Explosive Notified Body, SP.
For its testing activity on pyrotechnical articles and fireworks, CECOC has a formal partnership with the French laboratory AL and the Chinese testing house HKIPTL.
EXPLOSIVES, PROPELLANTS & DETONATORS
Information for testing and certifying explosives, propellants, detonators and safety fuses can be obtained at
PYROTECHNICAL ARTICLES & FRIEWORKS
Information for testing and certifying fireworks articles, categories 1 to 4, can be obtained at