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  Industry Standards Certifications    

   what are industry standards certifications?

Standardization is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments. Standardization can help to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate commoditization of formerly custom processes. In terms of quality, reliability, and safety, these benchmarks can be critical to the success of companies, so businesses that actually certify these standards can gain a certain edge.

Obviously, in some cases, such standards are required in order to compete or even be able to be in business. As such, these certifications can be invaluable. Most of these certifications are done by national and international organizations, with some being done by government agencies.

   should you get an industry standards certification?

Whether or not your business should get a certification depends on your industry and the certification; as mentioned, in some cases, it is illegal to engage in business without these certifications. In other cases, small businesses are exempt, but it is still highly prized for these companies to possess the certification.

As each certification organization and program is different, it is easier just to click on the links to the right to explore the different options. You can then decide if the respective certification is right or mandatory for your business.

   need further help?

If you are having trouble or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us for additional support. Some assistance -- such a personalized attention or consulting referrals -- may require your company to becoming a member of the Chamber. Feel free to click on the below button to go to our contact page and reach out to us.

major standards organizations  
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ASTM International
International Electrotechnical Commission
National Institute of Standards & Technology
US Food & Drug Administration

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