IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)

Conformity assessment is regarded as the industry-accepted method of demonstrating a product adheres and conforms to a standard. Conformity assessment can include testing, inspection, certificate issuance and registration. Through extensive program support, the IEEE Conformity and Assessment Program facilitates and administers certification programs designed to evaluate and confirm product features and functionality as defined by standards.

Today, more than ever, consumers, manufacturers, service providers, value-added resellers and businesses expect product reliability, efficiency, and interoperability.

ICAP develops and implements programs that couple standards development activities with conformity assessment activities to help accelerate market adoption while reducing implementation costs. Consumers, manufacturers, service providers, value-added resellers and businesses expect product reliability, efficiency, and interoperability. ICAP programs address these needs and more:

  • Confidence and assurance that a product or service conforms or complies to IEEE or industry standards
  • Potential reduction of testing burdens on manufacturers that may have to meet multiple buyers’ or end-users’ test programs
  • Conformity assessment and certification programs enable seamless implementation and successful deployments of multiple technologies
  • ICAP certified products ensure that key functionality is implemented while providing interoperability across multiple vendors’ solutions
  • Enables trade and use across state and international boundaries with the assurance of operating safely, reliably and within certain measurable performance criteria
  • Potential to foster an advantageous position in a competitive environment

Features of this program include:

  • Full oversight for testing and certification activities
  • Development of well-defined processes and procedures
  • Certificate issuance
  • Development and management of test plans, test suites and certification schemes
  • Maintenance of certified products registry
  • Test laboratory assessment and authorization
  • Technical and logistical support services to industry groups executing interoperability demonstrations of specific technologies related to IEEE standards
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IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) Support for Working Groups

As a part of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) ecosystem, ICAP is uniquely positioned and equipped to help your Working Group develop a Conformity Assessment Program aligned with the IEEE SA standard development process and industry-accepted Conformity Assessment best practices. In addition, ICAP engages in all aspects of the conformity assessment process, ensuring key insights and information about the standard are seamlessly managed and transitioned from standards development through conformity assessment by IEEE SA.

How We Work

ICAP partners with your Working Group, test laboratories, and other industry stakeholders in the development of conformance assessment, testing and certification plans that can enhance the adoption of standards. Working together, we help you define industry-appropriate benchmarks, protocols and procedures that form the basis for rigorous testing and evaluation of product features and functionality – consistent with your standard.

Benefits of IEEE Conformity Assessment Programs

Conformity Assessment


  • Guidance on introducing Conformity Assessment early in the standards development process
  • Best practices for defining and designing Conformance Assessment programs
  • Development of customized conformity assessment programs that meet industry needs

Testing Tools


  • Development and management of test plans and test suites
  • Test laboratory audit assessment and authorization
  • Technical and logistical support services to industry groups executing interoperability demonstrations of specific technologies related to IEEE Standards

Certification


  • Development of certification schemes utilizing industry best practices
  • Full oversight, administration and facilitation for testing and certification activities
  • Management of certificate issuance and certification logo licensing
  • Maintenance of certified products registry

IEEE Conformity Assessment Programs

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Blockchain

The IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee and the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program are jointly developing a conformity assessment program to ensure blockchain systems and products can demonstrate conformance to related IEEE standards.

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IEEE CertifAIEd™: The Mark of AI Ethics

IEEE CertifAIEdTM is a certification program for assessing ethics of Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS) to help protect, differentiate, and grow product adoption.

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Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection

ICAP DER related activities provide unique opportunities for the successful implementation of IEEE 1547-2018 to address industry gaps and help ensure a more reliable and resilient grid.

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Drone Application

The IEEE Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Applications and Communications Standards Committee and the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program are jointly developing a conformity assessment program to ensure that UAS solutions can demonstrate conformance to related IEEE standards.

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Electric Vehicle Charging

In a rapidly evolving industry, the IEEE portfolio of standards, test suite specification and conformity assessment program are crucial to the further deployment of safe and efficient DC rapid EV chargers.

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Medical Device Cybersecurity

The certification program is being developed by the IEEE 2621 Conformity Assessment Committee (CAC), comprised of stakeholders, that will benefit users, manufacturers, clinicians, regulators, payers, and other potential beneficiaries.

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Nuclear Equipment Qualification

The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) and IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee (NPEC) have developed the IEEE Nuclear Power Electrical Equipment Certification Program.

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Power and Energy

Phasor Measurement Unit

The ICAP Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Conformity Assessment program has been developed to address an industry need that enables Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) manufacturers to demonstrate conformance to IEEE C37.118™-2005.

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Precision Time Protocol

The IEEE 1588 Power Profile Certification Program provides the power industry with a means of confidently implementing the IEEE 1588™-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) in the electrical grid.

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Resilient PNT User Equipment

The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) PNT related activities provide unique opportunities for the successful implementation of IEEE 1952.

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Sensors

Offered as a web-based service, the IEEE Sensors Registry provides authoritative and trustworthy information on sensors products that can benefit participating manufacturers, buyers, and registry users.

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ICAP Resources

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