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VCA logo change effective from 31st March 2017


What is changing?

VCA will be using a new logo from Friday 31st March as shown below.



There will be a period of time where both the old and new logos may be in circulation whilst work started before the change filters through.

For the avoidance of doubt, any VCA type approval certificate or test report that is issued with either the old or new logo during the transitional period will be valid.

Why is this change happening?

Logos across government bodies in the UK have been standardised and that is why the change is happening.

New VCA authentication Stamp

The authentication stamp that VCA uses as part of the approval process is also changing and will be applied to all documentation issued from 31 March 2017.

The new stamp will look like this:



Will existing approval documentation showing the old logo and stamp still be valid?


This is an administrative change only and does not affect the validity of existing type approval documentation.

Have other Type Approval authorities been made aware of these changes?

Yes. VCA has informed other approval authorities about this change along with VCA approved technical services and other areas of the UK Government.

You should not encounter any difficulties presenting approval documentation in other member states, but if you do have any issues, please contact us at the address shown below.

Can I continue to use the logo when advertising VCA type approved products?

The old VCA logo should no longer be used either on websites or in printed material from 31st March. We will issue guidelines regarding the new logo in the coming weeks.

Any questions?

If anything is unclear about this change, or you have any questions about the validity of an approval issued by VCA, please contact us: