Certification

exida strives to operate the most useful and relevant personnel, product, system, and process certification programs in the world.

Overview

Through our extensive and on-going research, exida has developed advanced analysis tools that provide the most accurate results, save the project time and cost, and provide essential customer information.

exida is ANSI accredited to ISO/IEC 17065

exida is ANSI accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, the general requirements for bodies operating product certification systems.

The Clear Market Leader

With strong global acceptance and a growing base of technology, exida has become recognized as the global leader in functional safety certifications. In the overall market, exida has done more than all other major Certification Bodies combined*.


exida is the industry leader in the certification of personnel, products, systems, and processes to the following international standards and guidelines:


Certification Scheme List


* Source: ARC Advisory Group, Nov. 2015

  • "Certification of NOV Texas Oil Tools’ Shear Ram and the assessment of the design process to the IEC 61508 standard raises the bar in safety critical components and gives their clients a clear indication of conformance. We found great benefit in applying functional safety to subsea products. exida has strong expertise in mechanical products and showed us how to apply functional safety."

    NOV Texas Oil Tools

  • ”We selected exida because of its expertise in functional safety certification. exida’s certification process has helped us focus our processes and product design on the real requirements of functional safety in accordance with IEC 61508.”

    Gil Perez, vice president of engineering at Velan

  • "exida has the experience and reputation to provide a trusted certification which our customers depend upon for their critical applications."

    Mark Gaalswyk, Det-Tronics Senior Compliance Engineer

  • “exida demands a high level of quality and care in both processes and documentation. We selected them due to their technical expertise in functional safety.”

    Dave Denison, Emerson Project Manager.

  • “exida has the technical capability needed to certify mechanical devices. The exida analysts have a strong understanding of the mechanical design process. This certification will give our customers additional confidence in our design processes and products.”

    Marcos Ricardo Pretto, Valmicro Manager, Lupatech S.A.

  • "Obtaining the SIL 3 capable rating from exida validates our commitment to providing high quality, safe and reliable valve solutions to critical process applications.”

    Jay Giffen, PBM Valves, Inside sales and marketing manager

Programs


Products

IEC 61508

Functional Safety

The IEC 61508 standard defines the requirements for suppliers to follow during product development to ensure that their products have a high level of resistance to random hardware and “systematic” design failures.

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ICS Cybersecurity

ICS Cybersecurity

An unprecedented number of security vulnerabilities have been exposed in industrial control products and regulatory agencies are demanding compliance to complex and confusing regulations.

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Functional Integrity

Functional Integrity

Functional Integrity Certification™ is a program that evaluates the most critical attributes of an automation product: Functional Safety, Functional Security, and Availability.

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ISO 26262

ISO 26262

ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard intended to be applied to the development of software for electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems in automobiles.

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Personnel

CFSE

CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL SAFETY EXPERT (CFSE)

A program that helps individuals develop / enhance their competence in Functional Safety. It supports different personnel skillsets. Available in different application areas: Process Safety, Machine Safety, Safety Hardware & Software Development.

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IEC 61508

IEC 61511 CERTIFIED INTEGRATOR PROGRAM

A program which certifies that project execution practices are compliant to IEC 61511 / ISA84 and that SIS applications are designed and engineered per IEC 61511. The program is meant for integrators and engineering companies.

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Safety Awards

The exida Safety Awards is an industry renown program meant to honor the most outstanding functional safety and cybersecurity products / processes certified by exida per IEC 61508/IEC 62443 in categories like Components, Final Elements, Logic Solvers, Sensors, Software, and more. The awards have resulted in significant product recognition for past recipients.

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