Product Certification FAQs
NSF is a Standards writing body for a number of American National Standards institute (ANSI) standards. The Standard 61 Joint Committee is made up of members from Industry, Governmental bodies and users of the standard. These three groups combined are responsible for the content of the Standard 61.
Yes. All third party certifiers are accredited in an identical manner by American National Standards institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). All must maintain equal accreditations to multiple international standards. The multiple accreditation’s hold certifiers to strict quality requirements.
Yes, regulators and specifiers from forty eight states in the US and most Canadian Provinces require and accept all accredited third party certifiers. Accepting all accredited certifiers as equal is protected by US anti-trust laws.
Typically the process of certifying a product will take 6-8 weeks. ALS-Truesdail leads the certification industry in this area.