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

  • "exida, as always, was wonderful to work with and very attentive to our project."

    Joel Pearce - Emerson Product Compliance Supervisor

  • "Highly skilled and trained staff. The team was very supportive, helpful, flexible and adaptive to different workloads and needs throughout the entire project. Dave even worked during his vacations. We are very thankful to the entire team, especially for the final push, which helped us to meet the delivery deadline.”

    Pedro Patela, Petroleum Technology Company

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "exida is truly the industry leader in SIL certification and pay special attention to details and give clear guidance during the certification process."

    Noshir F. Kharas - Emerson Process Management Valve Automation, Inc.

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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