DIRECTORY OF PRIVATE-SECTOR PRODUCT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATED.
The revised directory summarizes the product certification activities of over 122 non-governmental organizations based in the United States. It includes organizations that operate strictly within the United States, those that operate at both the U.S. and international levels, and those that operate as the U.S. component of an international program. The directory includes only product or facility-related certification programs. It does not attempt to address programs that certify, register, or accredit services, professional skills, or quality/environmental management systems. However, an appendix has been included in the directory to provide information obtained from the websites of major certifier organizations that did not respond to several requests for information on their programs.
The directory includes organizations which: administer a certification program and certify that products meet some criteria; administer a program using an independent, third party certifier; or serve as the independent, third parties certifier for a program administered by another organization. Entries in the directory describe the type and purpose of each organization, the nature of the activity, products certified, standards used in the assessment, certification requirements, and any accreditation or recognition by a U.S. or foreign private sector or government agency, availability of services, methods of cost determination, and other relevant details. Where available, a representation of the organization's mark is included with each entry, as well as a pictorial index of all such marks.
Special Publication 903 is designed to meet the needs of federal agencies and standards writers, as well as manufacturers, engineers, purchasing agents, distributors, and others concerned with product-related certification procedures.
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|Publication:||Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2001|
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