Certification.

exida strives to operate the most useful and relevant personnel, product, system, and process certification programs in the world. We focus on real safety and cybersecurity, not bureaucracy.

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.

ANSI Accredited

exida is a private, employee-owned company with financial support from fees charged for services. exida is ANSI accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, the general requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, and ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for test laboratories.

   ANSI ISO/IEC 17065 Certificate      ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate

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*.

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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

What Our Customers Say

  • "exida was so easy to work with, very clear and really worked with us to ensure we met certification requirements. Their knowledge and advice were superb throughout the process.”

  • “We chose exida because they have in depth knowledge of IEC 61508 that goes beyond the others we were considering. exida showed us a path through this complex standard.”

    Bob Masi, Detcon President

  • "While we have always been confident in the integrity of our highly engineered products, SIL 3 capability allows us to provide additional safety verification to customers, especially those with high vibration, rugged, harsh environment applications."

    Munish Nanda - ITT

  • the assessment and certification process with exida went fluently.” Remarks Mikko Tervo, Manager for Valmet Automation. “There were no problems or surprises in the certification process, and in the end the deadline set by us to exida was met and we were able to use certification in our product launch marketing.”

    Mikko Tervo, Valmet Automation

  • “exida is the only Certification Body that covers both functional safety and cybersecurity. The exida certification will give our customers additional confidence in our products.”

    Keith Bellville, Emerson Product Marketing Manager

  • “We’re proud to be the first to achieve EDSA certification. Cybersecurity is one of our strategic cornerstones and it’s an integral part of our product development process. ISASecure™ EDSA certification gives our customers – and their procurement teams – that extra reassurance that Safety Manager can deliver on its promises.”

    Erik de Groot, marketing manager, Safety Management Systems, Honeywell Process Solutions

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

IACS 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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