The exida IEC 61508 Certification Program was established in 2005 in response to demand primarily from end users in the process industries and manufacturers of instrumentation products. There was a need to provide a higher quality of technical expertise with effective and responsive service.
exida is an accredited Certification Body (CB) authorized to perform product certification by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the technical fields of functional safety and cyber-security. ANSI is the Accreditation Body (AB) for IEC standards in the United States. They are a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Most countries in the world have an AB which is a member of IAF (www.iaf.nu). IAF members have agreed to the Multilateral Recognition Agreement recognizing the equivalence of other member’s accreditations. Thus IAF member accreditations are valid in most countries of the world.
The exida IEC 61508 Certification Program offers the most comprehensive product review of any Certification Body (CB) resulting in products that are safer, more secure, easier to use, and more reliable.