Accreditations

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 contact us if you don’t see the recognitions your project requires on the list below. We are constantly updating and expanding our credentials and expanding our scopes of recognition and may have new or additional recognition not included here.

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation      

 

Facility LocationAccrediting Body/DescriptionView Certificates
Anaheim, CAAmerican Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)Electrical 3343.01
Mechanical 3343.02
Baltimore, MDA2LA
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
Boxborough, MAA2LAElectrical 0214.14
Mechanical 0214.15
(Includes Acoustics, Vibration and Thermal)
Chicago, ILA2LAMechanical 0214.38
Electrical 0214.39
Detroit, MIA2LAAcoustics & Vibration 0214.07
Mechanical 0214.08
Electrical 0214.09
Fremont, CA and Newark, CA (Silicon Valley)A2LAMechanical 0214.27
Electrical 0214.26
Fullerton, CAA2LAAcoustics & Vibration 0214.01
Electrical 0214.02
Mechanical 0214.03
Thermal 0214.04
Calibration 0214.25
Huntsville, ALA2LAElectrical 0214.40
Acoustics & Vibration 0214.41
Calibration 0214.42
Longmont, COA2LAElectrical 0214.43
Mechanical 0214.44
Montreal, Canada
Formerly Fiarex and CEM
A2LAMechanical 2471.01
Electrical 3583.01
Orlando, FLA2LAMechanical 0214.46
Electrical 0214.47
Pittsfield, MA
Lightning Technologies, Inc., an NTS Company
A2LA
Electrical Immunity Test Methods Covering:

  • Voltage Spike

  • RTCA/DO-160, Section 17

  • Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility

  • RTCA/DO-160, Section 22

  • Lightning 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, TXA2LAElectrical 0214.19
Mechanical 0214.24
Rockford, ILA2LAElectrical 0214.28
San Bernardino, CAA2LAMechanical 021.45
Santa Clarita, CAA2LAAcoustics & Vibration 0214.05
Mechanical 0214.06
Calibration 0214.20
Tempe, AZA2LAMechanical 0214.10
Electrical 0214.11
Tinton Falls, NJA2LAElectrical 0214.18
Mechanical 0214.21
Wichita, KSNVLAP 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, and 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, Dynamometer, 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, Flammability, 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 Environments, and Temperature Cycling.

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

Thermal Testing certificates 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.

ISO 9001:2015 Certifications

Facility LocationCertification Type Certificate
Huntsville, ALISO 9001:2015View Cert

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

OrganizationDescriptionGeographic Region
National Institute for JusticeNTS 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 LetterUnited States
National Institute for JusticeChesapeake 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 LocationDescriptionListing
Anaheim, CANTS Anaheim is approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:


  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic and Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard

  • PWB: Full Suitability

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Baltimore, MDNTS Baltimore is 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, and Solder

  • MIL-A-28870, General Specification For Assemblies, Electrical Backplane, and Printed Wiring

  • MIL-STD-883, Method 5011, and Microcircuits Test Method Standard

  • MIL-PRF-31032, General Specification For Printed Circuit Board/Printed Wiring Board

  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic and 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 First Article Inspections (FAI) in accordance with appropriate military specifications and government/supplier agreed upon First Article Test (FAT) plans.
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Chicago, ILNTS Chicago is 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 and Printed Circuit Subassembly and Accessories

  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic and Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard

  • MIL-STD-1344, Test Methods for Electrical Connectors

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Fullerton, CANTS Fullerton is approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:

  • EIA-364

  • MIL-STD-202, Electronic and Electrical Component Parts Test Method Standard

  • MIL-STD-1344, Test Methods for Electrical Connectors

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Pittsfield, MANTS Pittsfield (Lightning Technologies) is 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 LocationDescriptionListing
Huntsville, AL
NTS Huntsville is a US Coast Guard Accepted Laboratory for testing under the following equipment 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

OrganizationDescriptionListing
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 approvals at www.ista.org

Radio Certifications

OrganizationDescriptionGeographic Region
FCC - Federal Communications CommissionApproved scope: A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4

NTS Silicon Valley's FCC related certifications can be found on the FCC TCB Search site: Reports/TCB Search menu.
United States
ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development CanadaNTS Silicon Valley is a designated Certification Body for Canada for Radio Scopes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

View the List of CABs recognized by ISED to certify equipment to the Canadian radio communication and/or broadcasting requirements.
Canada
RED - Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU)NTS Silicon Valley is a Notified Body for the RED. Click here to view the listing.European Union
All accreditations via A2LA. Click here to view the NTS Silicon Valley A2LA ISO/IEC 17065 scope.

Verizon NEBS

OrganizationDescriptionGeographical Region
Verizon ITL NEBS TCP Program (Independent Test Laboratory, Network Equipment Building Systems, Testing Certification Program)NTS is trusted 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.

View the List of Verizon Independent Testing Laboratories NEBS Testing Certification Program (NEBS-TCP).
United States

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications MRA & Other MRA Recognitions

OrganizationDescriptionGeographic Region
ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada, APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Plano is an approved testing laboratory for ISED. The scope of recognition includes CS-03, Parts I, II, V, VI, and VIII.

View the list of US CABs recognized by ISED for Phase I.
Canada
ACMA - Australian Communications and Media Authority, APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Plano and Silicon Valley are approved testing laboratories for Australia and New Zealand Standards such as AS/NZS CISPR 11, CISPR 22, AS/NZS 60950-1 and others (see scope for full details)

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

View the List of US CABs recognized by BSMI of Chinese-Taipei.
Chinese Taipei
NCC - National Communications Commission, Chinese Taipei, APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Silicon Valley is an approved Telecom and Wireless testing laboratory for Chinese Taipei for LP0002.

View the list of US CABs recognized by NCC of Chinese-Taipei.
Chinese Taipei
MIC / RRL - Korean Ministry of Information and Communication / Radio Research Laboratory, APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Boxborough, Longmont, Plano and Silicon Valley are designated testing laboratories for performing Korean EMC tests using RRA Announce 2015-81, criteria for EMI including KN 11, KN 13, KN 22, KN 32, KN 35, and criteria for EMS including: KN 61000-4-2, -4-3, -4-4, -4-5, -4-6, -4-8, and -4-11.

View the list of US CABs recognized by RRA of Korea.
Korea
Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Plano and Silicon Valley are designated testing laboratories for performing EMC tests to Hong Kong Standards HKCA 1039, HKCA 1049, HKCA 2011, and HKCA 2017.

View the list of US CABs recognized by OFCA of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
IDA - Info-communications Development Authority, APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Plano is an approved testing laboratory using standard ISA TS PSTN:2011.

View thelist of US CABs recognized by IDA of Singapore.
Singapore
Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam APEC MRA, Phase I, TestingNTS Boxborough, Longmont, 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

View thelist of US CABs recognized by Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam.
Vietnam
Israel Ministry of CommunicationsNTS Silicon Valley is a designated testing laboratory for performing tests using Israel standards SI 60950 Part I, SI 961 Part 6.1, CISPR 24, and Wireless Telegraph Ordinance (Ordinance Non-application Directive) 1982

View thelist of US CABs recognized by Israel.
Israel

TLR – Telefication Reviewed Laboratory

OrganizationDescriptionGeographical Region
TeleficationNTS 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

OrganizationDescriptionView Listing
IECEE Member - NEMKONTS Longmont (formerly EMC Integrity) is accepted as a CBTL and may carry out testing within the 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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Additional Approvals and Recognitions

OrganizationDescriptionGeographical Region
CSA - Canadian Standards AssociationNTS Silicon Valley provides product evaluation, testing, certification services, and CSA witnessed testing for numerous product safety standards.Canada, International
Federal Communications CommissionsNTS'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
ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development CanadaNTS's measurement facilities comply with RSS 212, Issue 1, and are registered with ISED.

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

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