Printer Friendly

DIRECTORY OF PRIVATE-SECTOR PRODUCT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM UPDATED.

The 2001 edition of the NIST Special Publication 903, Directory of U.S. Private Sector Product Certification Programs, is available. NIST is obligated to provide conformity assessment information, including information on private sector certification bodies, under a number of acts and international and regional trade agreements. This directory helps fulfill some of those obligations and also aids in recognizing the diversity, and therefore the complexity, of U.S. private sector product certification activities.

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.
COPYRIGHT 2001 National Institute of Standards and Technology
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2001
Words:332
Previous Article:RESONATING TORQUE MICROBALANCE DEVELOPED FOR IN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF FERROMAGNETIC FILMS WITH SUB-MONOLAYER SENSTIVITY.
Next Article:NOVEL COMBINATORIAL METHODS FOR INORGANIC THIN FILMS.
Topics:


Related Articles
RSA's Gilbert plans move to Rudin Mgt.
Community directories.
www.kcma.org.
Certification BY COLLABORATION.
Certification AND THE LAW.
Online research strategies for the bookish lawyer: lawyers with more legal than technical know-how can still use the many computer tools available to...
Morant Information Systems: providing member services has never been easier. (Business Partners).
Recent standards-management actions benefit association executives.
Department of homeland security announces TOPOFF 3.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |