exida Certification - IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62443, ISO 26262, CFSE
 

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.

Globally Accredited

exida is accredited by both US and EU accreditation bodies. exida is accredited by ANAB, INAB and is a Notified Body. exida is a private, employee-owned company with financial support from fees charged for services. exida is ANAB accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, the general requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, and ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for test laboratories. exida is INAB accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, and is a Notified Body for 2006/42/EC Machine Safety.

   INAB Certificate      2006/42/EC Machine Safety Certificate      ANAB 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

  • "The exida staff we interacted with were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Dave Butler was instrumental in helping us to understand the certification process and requirements and how they applied to our situation. Questions and concerns were consistently addressed in a thoughtful and meaningful way. We learned a lot from the experience and are very happy with our decision to partner with exida."

    Robert Gamble, Project Manager for Gimpel Software

  • 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

  • The value exida provided us has been exceptional. Their technical expertise, combined with a dedication to timeliness and a high level of efficiency, has made our project a success. The assessor's ability to communicate clearly and completely at all stages helped tremendously.

    Chris Schaeffer - Control Instruments

  • "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

  • "exida provided an invaluable service to the Profire product development team in regards to training and upgrading existing processes. Interactions with the exida team were meaningful, educational, and productive."

    Curtis Dublanko - Profire Energy Design Engineer

  • “exida has a globally recognized IEC 61508 certification program. The exida certificate gives our customers strong confidence that our products are applicable to safety critical applications”.

    Bob Botwinski, Eclipse® product manager, Magnetrol®

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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