Accreditations, Certifications, and Approvals

NTS’ engineering, test, inspection and certification services are independently recognized for an enormous list of international standards for a wide variety of industries. Please ask us if you don't see recognitions on the list below that are required for your project. We are constantly updating and expanding our credentials and scopes of recognition and may have new or additional recognitions not included here.

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

 

 

Facility Location Accrediting Body/Description View Certificates

Anaheim, CA

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

Electrical 3343.01
Mechanical 3343.02

Baltimore, MD
 

A2LA
Chemical Testing including IPC Ion Chromatography (IC) / Cleanliness testing

Mechanical 0214.35
Electrical 0214.36
Chemical 0214.37

Belcamp, MD
Chesapeake Testing

A2LA

 

NVLAP Accredited
Personal Body Armor Testing


Covering:
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 7 - Ballistic Test Methods
  • NIJ 0101.04 Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 5 - Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 6 - Hard Armor Conditioning Protocol
  • NIJ 0115.00 Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor
  • NIJ 0112.03 Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers
Mechanical 3369.01


NVLAP Lab Code 200820-0

Boxorough, MA

A2LA

Electrical 0214.14 Mechanical 0214.15 (includes Acoustics & Vibration and Thermal)

Chicago, IL
 

A2LA

Mechanical 0214.38
Electrical 0214.39

Culver City, CA

A2LA
Zigbee Conformance Testing
USB Interoperability Tests

Electrical 0214.32

Detroit, MI

A2LA

Acoustics & Vibration 0214.07
Mechanical 0214.08
Electrical 0214.09

Fremont, CA/Newark CA (Silicon Valley)

A2LA

Mechanical 0214.26
Electrical 0214.27

Fullerton, CA

A2LA

Acoustics & Vibration 0214.01
Electrical 0214.02
Mechanical 0214.03
Thermal 0214.07
Calibration 0214.25

Huntsville, AL

A2LA

 

 

NVLAP Accredited
Voting System Testing
Federal Election Commission (FEC) Voting System Standard of 2002 (VSS-2002), including the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requirements and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Voluntary Voting System Guidelines of 2005 (VVSG-2005)

Covering:

a. Technical Data Package Review
b. Physical Configuration Audit
c. Source Code Review
d. Witnessed Build and System Installing Testing
e. Functional Configuration Audit
f. System Integration testing
g. Telecommunication and Security Testing

Electrical 0214.40
Acoustics & Vibration 0214.41
Calibration 0214.42

 


NVLAP Lab Code 200771-0

Indianapolis, IN

A2LA

Mechanical 0214.30

Longmont, CO
formerly EMC Integrity

A2LA

Electrical 0214.43

Orlando, FL

A2LA
 

NVLAP Accredited
Electromagnetic Compatibility and Telecommunications

Mechanical 1805.01
Electrical 1805.03

 

NVLAP Lab Code 200753-0

Pittsfield, MA
Lightning Technologies, Inc., an NTS Company

A2LA
Electrical Immunity Test Methods
Covering:
  • Voltage Spike
    RTCA/DO-160, Section 17
  • Lighting Induced Transient Susceptibility
    RTCA/DO-160, Section 22
  • Lighting Direct Effects
    RTCA/DO-160, Section 23
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
    RTCA/DO-160, Section 25
    MIL-STD-331C, Test F1.12
  • Aircraft Lightning
    SAE ARP 5416A (2013-01)
    SAE ARP 5416A, Section 6
Electrical 0214.33

Plano, TX

A2LA

Electrical 0214.19
Mechanical 0214.24

Rockford, IL

A2LA

Electrical 0214.28

Santa Clarita, CA

A2LA

Acoustics & Vibration 0214.05
Mechanical 0214.06
Calibration 0214.20

Tempe, AZ

A2LA

Mechanical 0214.10
Electrical 0214.11

Tinton Falls, NJ

A2LA

Electrical 0214.18
Mechanical 0214.21

Wichita, KS

NVLAP Accredited
Personal Body Armor Testing


Covering:
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 7 - Ballistic Test Methods
  • NIJ 0101.04 Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 5 - Flexible Armor Conditioning Protocol
  • NIJ 0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor - Section 6 - Hard Armor Conditioning Protocol
  • NIJ 0115.00 Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor
  • NIJ 0112.03 Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers

NVLAP Lab Code 200818-0

Electrical Testing certificates include the fields of: Electromagnetic Compatibility, NEBS, Radio, Wireless & Product Safety Tests on: Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE); Network Equipment; Information Technology Equipment (ITE); Medical Electrical Equipment; Industrial, Commercial, and Medical Test Equipment; Professional Audio and Video Equipment; Radio Equipment; Electronic (Digital) Products; Industrial and Scientific Instruments; Cabled Distribution Systems; Zigbee Conformance; and USB Interoperability.

Mechanical Testing certificates include the fields of: Hydraulic, Dynomometer, Environmental Simulation, Fuel and Fuel System Components, Air Flow, Helium Leak, Gravel Bombardment, Water Spray, HALT, HASS, Acceleration, Crash Safety, Airborne Contaminants, Fire, Fire Spread, Fire Hazard, Flamability, Impulse, Spatial, Heat Dissipation, Illumination, Torque, Sand and Dust, Fluid Flow, Explosive Atmosphere, Rapid Decompression, Slosh, Structural Loads, Mass Properties, Jolt and Jumble, Bounce, Drop Impact, Vibration, Pyro (Beam) Shock, Tensile/Compression, Thermal Vacuum, Freezing Rain, Salt Fog/Spray, Combined Enviroments, and Temperature Cycling.

Acoustics & Vibration Testing certificates include the fields of: Acoustic Characteristics, Acoustic Noise, Structureborne Noise, Vibration and Shock, Drop, High Impact Shock, Sound Power, Mechanical Vibration, Vibration Performance, Vibration Characteristics, ISTA Preshipment Test Procedures, and Electrodynamic Mechanical Shock.

Thermal Testing certficates include the fields of: High/Low Temperature, Thermal Shock, Temperature/Humidity, Low Air Pressure, Barometric Pressure (Altitude), Corrosion, Rain, Explosion-proofness, Sand and Dust, Battery Compartment, Immersion, Icing, Fluid Susceptibility, Wind Resistance, Simulated Brush Fire, Test Methods for Environmental, Electronic and Electrical Parts, Semiconductor Devices, Needle Flame, FAA Fire Spread, NEBS (Bellcore) and Fire Spread.

 

 

AS9100C & ISO 9001:2008 Certifications

Facility Location Certification Type Certificate

Huntsville, AL

ISO 9001:2008

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U.S. Department of Justice - National Institute of Justice

Organization Description Geographical Region

National Institute for Justice

NTS Wichita is approved by the Body Armor Compliance Testing Program (CTP) to conduct compliance testing in accordance with NIJ Standard-0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0115.00, Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor, and NIJ Standard-0112.03, Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers. Click here to view our NIJ Approval Letter United States

National Institute for Justice

Chesapeake Testing (Belcamp, MD) is approved by the Body Armor Compliance Testing Program (CTP) to conduct compliance testing in accordance with NIJ Standard-0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, NIJ Standard-0115.00, Stab Resistance of Personal Body Armor and NIJ Standard-112.03, Autoloading Pistols for Police Officers, Revision A.Click here to view our NIJ Approval Letter United States

 

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Facility Location Description Listing

Anaheim, CA

NTS Anaheim has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic & Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard
  • PWB: Full Suitability
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See "Microtek Labs (West)"

Baltimore, MD

NTS Baltimore has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • MIL-PRF-55110 and MIL-P-55110, General Specification for Rigid Printed Wiring Boards
  • MIL-P-50884, General Specification for Flexible or Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Boards
  • MIL-I-46058, Insulating Compound, Electrical (For Coating Printed Circuit Assemblies
  • MIL-F-14256, Flux, Soldering, Liquid, Paste Flux, Solder
  • MIL-A-28870, General Specification For Assemblies, Electrical Backplane, Printed Wiring
  • MIL-STD-883, Method 5011, Microcircuits Test Method Standard
  • MIL-PRF-31032, General Specification For Printed Circuit Board/Printed Wiring Board
  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic & Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard
  • MIL-STD-1344, Test Methods for Electrical Connectors
  • MIL-STD-810, Environmental Test Methods and Engineering Guidelines

NTS Baltimore also performs various end product qualifications and FAI's (First Article Inspections) in accordance with appropriate military specifications and government-supplier agreed upon FAT (First Article Test) plans.

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Chicago, IL

NTS Chicago has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • MIL-PRF-55110 and MIL-P-55110, General Specification for Rigid Printed Wiring Boards
  • MIL-P-50884, General Specification for Flexible or Rigid-Flex Printed Wiring Boards
  • MIL-PRF-31032, General Specification For Printed Circuit Board/Printed Wiring Board
  • MIL-55302, Detail Specification For Connectors, Printed Circuit Subassembly and Accessories
  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic & Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard
  • MIL-STD-1344, Test Methods for Electrical Connectors
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Fullerton, CA

NTS Fullerton has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • EIA-364
  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic & Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard
  • MIL-STD-1344, Test Methods for Electrical Connectors
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Pittsfield, MA

NTS Pittsfield (Lightning Technologies) has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • EIA-364: 75, 83
  • M83538 Lightning strike, Shell to shell conductivity, Shell to shell resistance, and DWV
  • M38999 Resistance to Indirect Lightning Strike
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See "Lightning Technologies"

 

United States Coast Guard

Facility Location Description Listing

Huntsville, AL

NTS Huntsville is a US Coast Guard Accepted Laboratory for testing under the following equpiment associations:

  • 159.015 - Sewage Pollution Prevention Equipment (33 CFR 159)
  • 160.021 - Hand Red Flare Distress Signal
  • 160.022 - Floating Orange Smoke Distress Signal (5 minute)
  • 160.024 - Pistol-Projected Parachute Red Flare Distress Sign
  • 160.028 - Signal Pistol for Red Flare Distress Signal
  • 160.031 - Line-Throwing Appliance, Shoulder Gun Type
  • 160.036 - Hand-Held Rocket-Propelled Parachute Red Flare
  • 160.037 - Hand Orange Smoke Distress Signal
  • 160.040 - Line-Throwing Appliance, Impulse-Projected Rocket
  • 160.057 - Floating Orange Smoke Distress Signal (15 minute)
  • 160.066 - Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare
  • 162.050 - Oil Pollution Prevention Equipment
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Search for "National Technical Systems"

 

ISTA - International Safe Transit Association

Organization Description Listing

ISTA (International Safe Transit Association)

ISTA Laboratory Certification assures a laboratory is properly equipped to conduct ISTA package performance testing. Four NTS locations are certified:

NTS Boxborough - 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3E, 3F, 6-AMAZON.com-B, 6-FEDEX-A, 6-FEDEX-B, 6-SAMSCLUB, 7D

NTS Chicago - 1A, 1B, 1E, 1G, 1H

NTS Orlando - 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B

NTS Silicon Valley - 1A, 1E, 1G, 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B
 

View Listing:

Boxborough

Chicago

Orlando

Silicon Valley

 

TCB - Telecommunications Certification Body

Organization Description Geographical Region

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Approved scope: A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, and B4.

Display our FCC related certifications at the FCC site from the Reports/TCB Search menu.

United States

A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

NTS Silicon Valley is accredited by A2LA to certify unlicensed and licensed radio frequency devices. Click here to view the A2LA Guide 65 scope. United States


Verizon NEBS

Organization Description Geographical Region

Verizon ITL NEBS TCP Program (Independent Test Laboratory, Network Equipment Building Systems, Testing Certification Program)

NTS has been named by Verizon to provide NEBS testing and reports to GR-63-CORE, GR-1089-CORE, GR-487-CORE, GR-3108-CORE, VZ.TPR.9205, and VZ.TPR.9307.

List of Verizon Independent Testing Laboratories NEBS Testing Certification Program (NEBS-TCP)

United States

 

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications Recognitions

Organization Description Geographical Region

Industry Canada

NTS Silicon Valley is an approved testing laboratory for Industry Canada. The scope of recognition is "All Radio Standards Specifications (RSS) in the Category 1 Equipment Standards List."

List of US CABs recognized by IC for Phase I and Phase II

Canada

ACA - Australian Communications Authority, APEC MRA, Phase 1, Testing

NTS Silicon Valley an approved testing laboratory for Australia / New Zealand Standards such as AS/NZSCISPR 11, CISPR 22, PTS/NZS 61000.6.1, -.2, -.3,-.4, ACA TS 001, AS/NZS 60950:2000

List of US CABs recognized by Australian Communications and Media Authority of Australia

Australia / New Zealand

BSMI - Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, APEC MRA, Phase 1, Testing

NTS Boxborough, Plano, and Silicon Valley are approved EMC testing laboratories (SL2-IN-E-013R), for ITE to CNS 13438 requirements.

List of US CABs recognized by BSMI of Chinese-Taipei

Chinese Taipei

NCC-National Communications Commission, Chinese Taipei, APEC MRA, Phase 1, Testing

NTS Silicon Valley is an approved telecom and wireless testing laboratory for Chinese Taipei for LP0002.

List of US CABs recognized by DGT of Chinese-Taipei

Chinese Taipei

MIC / RRL - Korean Ministry of Information and Communication / Radio Research Laboratory

NTS Boxborough, Plano, and Silicon Valley are designated testing laboratories for performing Korean EMC tests using RRL Notice 2006-126, criteria for EMI including KN11, KN13, and KN22 and RRL Notice 2006-127, criteria for EMS including: KN61000-4-2, -4-3, -4-4, -4-5, -4-6, -4-8, -4-11, and KN20.

List of US CABs recognized by RRA/KCC of Korea

Korea

Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

NTS Silicon Valley is a designated testing laboratory for performing EMC tests to Hong Kong Standards: HKCA 1039, HKCA 1049, HKCA 2011, and HKCA 2017.

List of US CABs recognized by OFCA of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam Phase I

NTS Plano and Silicon Valley are designated testing laboratories for performing EMC tests to Vietnam standards such as: QCVN 54:2011/BTTT and TCVN 7189:2009

List of US CABs recognized by Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam

Vietnam

Israel Ministry of Communications

Coming soon

Israel

 

TLR - Telefication Reviewed Laboratory

Organization Description Geographical Region

Telefication

NTS Silicon Valley complies with the relevant provisions of RF_051 and has acquired the status of Telefication Reviewed Laboratory. The assignment covers the test(s) to Chapter I, II, III and IV article 49.20(1) & 49.20(2) of the Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment.

Telefication, based in the Netherlands, provides product certification, system certification, testing and approvals worldwide.

International

 

CBTL - Certification Body Testing Laboratory

Organization Description View Listing

IECEE Member - NEMKO

NTS Longmont (formerly EMC Integrity) is accepted as a CBTL and may carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme for the following standards:
  • 60601-1-2, editions 2, 3, 4
  • 61000-3-2, editions 2, 3
  • 61000-3-3, editions 1, 2, 3
  • 61000-4-2, editions 1, 2
  • 61000-4-3, editions 1, 2, 3
  • 61000-4-4, editions 1, 2, 3
  • 61000-4-5, editions 1, 2
  • 61000-4-6, editions 2, 3
  • 61000-4-8, editions 1, 2
  • 61000-4-11, editions 1, 2
  • CISPR 11, edition 5
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IECEE Member - TUV SUD Product Service

NTS Silicon Valley is accepted as a CBTL and may carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme for the following standards:
  • 61010-1, editions 2, 3
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Additional Approvals and Recognitions

Organization Description Geographical Region

CSA - Canadian Standards Association

NTS Silicon Valley provides product evaluation, testing, certification services, and CSA witnessed testing for numerous product safety standards. Canada, International

Federal Communications Commissions

NTS's measurement facilities comply with section 2.948 of the FCC rules and are registered in conjunction with Parts 15 and 18 of the Commission's Rules. United States

Industry Canada

NTS Silicon Valley is a designated Foreign Certification Body for Industry Canada.

List of CABs recognized by IC to certify equipment to the Canadian radio communication and/or broadcasting requirements

NTS's measurement facilities comply with RSS 212, Issue 1, and are registered with Industry Canada.

List of CABs recognized by Industry Canada to certify equipment to the Canadian radio communication and/or broadcasting requirements

List of O.A.T.S. Filings, National Technical Systems - Silicon Valley" and "Plano."

Canada

NATA - National Association of Testing Authorities

NTS Silicon Valley is a Recognized Testing Authority with NATA, Australia.

List of Recognized Testing Authorities

Australia

NEMKO - (Norges Elektriske Materiellkontroll)

NTS Silicon Valley has been authorized by Nemko to provide EMC and Radio testing and test reports to the EMC Directive, the MDD (Medical Device Directive), and R&TTE (Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment) Directive under approvals NLA157-A, NLA157-B, and NLA157-C. European Union, International

TUV Rheinland

NTS Silicon Valley provides product evaluation, testing, certification services, and TUV witnessed testing for numerous product safety standards. European Union, International

TUV SUD

NTS provides product evaluation, testing, certification services, and TUV witnessed testing for numerous product safety standards. North America, European Union, International

UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

NTS Silicon Valley provides product evaluation, testing, certification services, and UL witnessed testing for numerous product safety standards. United States, International


VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interference)

Our measurement facilities are registered with the VCCI for EMC testing.

Registered Laboratory List, then "Show All" or search for "National Technical Systems".

Japan

Updated November 17, 2016