Product Certification Body Accreditation Program

The A2LA Product Certification Body Accreditation Program accredits product certification bodies to various product certification schemes, which provides confidence that products, processes, or services meet the intended use or need in the marketplace.

Product Certification Areas

A2LA welcomes applications for the accreditation of all types of certifications. The program covers many product areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Appliances
  • Automotive lifting devices
  • Bottled water and packaged ice
  • Building products
  • Drinking water additives
  • Drinking water treatment units
  • Electric appliances and accessories
  • Electrical products
  • Fenestration products
  • Food and food service equipment
  • Furniture
  • Gas and oil products
  • Gas appliances and accessories
  • IT devices
  • Manufactured products and recreational vehicle plumbing products
  • Marine products  
  • Personal protective and safety equipment  
  • Plastic piping systems and components  
  • Plumbing products  
  • Recreational and protective clothing
  • Sealed insulating glass  
  • Software
  • Solar, wind, energy  
  • Swimming pools, spas, and components
  • Telecommunications
  • Treated wood  
  • Wastewater treatment and treatment units
  • Windows and doors  
  • Wood products 

Program Requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17065 Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services

Subprograms

In addition to the general Product Certification Body Accreditation Program, subprograms have been developed in the following areas, each of which has associated with it additional, A2LA-published specific requirements for accreditation:

  • U.S. FCC Telecommunication Program (TCB)  
  • EPA ENERGY STAR Program
  • EPA Title VI Formaldehyde in Wood Products Third Party Certification Program
  • Notified Bodies

The following are examples of subprograms that use additional requirements published by the relevant agency. Other subprograms are available upon request.

  • WaterSense
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)
  • Small Wind Turbines
  • Gluten-free Foods
  • EPA TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde in Wood Products

 

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