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 recognition 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
Chemical Testing including IPC Ion Chromatography (IC) / Cleanliness testing
NVLAP Accredited Personal Body Armor Testing Covering:
NVLAP Lab Code 200820-0
|Boxorough, MA||A2LA||Electrical 0214.14
(includes Acoustics & Vibration and Thermal)
|Chicago, IL||A2LA||Mechanical 0214.38
|Detroit, MI||A2LA||Acoustics & Vibration 0214.07
|Fremont, CA/Newark CA (Silicon Valley)||A2LA||Mechanical 0214.27
|Fullerton, CA||A2LA||Acoustics & Vibration 0214.01
|Huntsville, AL||A2LA||Electrical 0214.40
Acoustics & Vibration 0214.41
|Longmont, CO||A2LA||Electrical 0214.43
|Orlando, FL||A2LA||Mechanical 0214.46
Lightning Technologies, Inc., an NTS Company
Electrical Immunity Test Methods Covering:
|Plano, TX||A2LA||Electrical 0214.19
|Rockford, IL||A2LA||Electrical 0214.28|
|San Bernardino, CA||A2LA||Mechanical 021.45|
|Santa Clarita, CA||A2LA||Acoustics & Vibration 0214.05
|Tempe, AZ||A2LA||Mechanical 0214.10
|Tinton Falls, NJ||A2LA||Electrical 0214.18
|Wichita, KS||NVLAP Accredited Personal Body Armor Testing Covering: ||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, 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, 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 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 Location||Certification Type||Certificate|
|Huntsville, AL||ISO 9001:2015||View Cert|
U.S. Department of Justice – National Institute of Justice
|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)
|Anaheim, CA||NTS Anaheim has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:||View Listing|
|Baltimore, MD||NTS Baltimore has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:|
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.
|Chicago, IL||NTS Chicago has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:||View Listing|
|Fullerton, CA||NTS Fullerton has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:||View Listing|
|Pittsfield, MA||NTS Pittsfield (Lightning Technologies) has been approved by DLA for testing under the following specifications:||View Listing
See "Lightning Technologies"
United States Coast Guard
|Huntsville, AL|| |
NTS Huntsville is a US Coast Guard Accepted Laboratory for testing under the following equpiment associations:
Search for "National Technical Systems"
ISTA – International Safe Transit Association
|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|
|FCC - Federal Communications Commission||Approved scope: A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, and B4.|
Display NTS Silicon Valley's FCC related certifications at the FCC site from the Reports/TCB Search menu.
|ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada||NTS Silicon Valley is a designated Certification Body for Canada for Radio Scopes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.|
List of CABs recognized by ISED to certify equipment to the Canadian radio communication and/or broadcasting requirements
|RED - Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU)||NTS Silicon Valley 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 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).
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications MRA & Other MRA Recognitions
|ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada, APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS Plano is an approved testing laboratory for ISED. The scope of recognition includes CS-03, Parts I, II, V, VI, and VIII.|
List of US CABs recognized by ISED for Phase I.
|ACMA - Australian Communications and Media Authority, APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS Plano and Silicon Valley approved testing laboratories for Australia / New Zealand Standards such as AS/NZS CISPR 11, CISPR 22, AS/NZS 60950-1 and others (see scope for full details)|
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, Testing||NTS Boxborough, Longmont, 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.
|NCC - National Communications Commission, Chinese Taipei, APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS Silicon Valley is an approved telecom and wireless testing laboratory for Chinese Taipei for LP0002.|
List of US CABs recognized by NCC of Chinese-Taipei.
|MIC / RRL - Korean Ministry of Information and Communication / Radio Research Laboratory, APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS 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, criteria for EMS including: KN 61000-4-2, -4-3, -4-4, -4-5, -4-6, -4-8, -4-11.|
List of US CABs recognized by RRA of Korea.
|Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS 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.|
List of US CABs recognized by OFCA of Hong Kong.
|IDA - Info-communications Development Authority, APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS Plano is an approved testing laboratory using standard ISA TS PSTN:2011.|
List of US CABs recognized by IDA of Singapore.
|Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam APEC MRA, Phase I, Testing||NTS 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|
List of US CABs recognized by Ministry of Information and Communication for Vietnam.
|Israel Ministry of Communications||NTS Silicon Valley is a designated testing laboratories 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|
List of US CABs recognized by Israel.
TLR – Telefication Reviewed Laboratory
|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.
CBTL – Certification Body Testing Laboratory
|IECEE Member - NEMKO||NTS Longmont (formerly EMC Integrity) is accepted as a CBTL and may carry out testing within the for the following standards:||View Scope
Additional Approvals and Recognitions
|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|
|ISED - Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada||NTS'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."
|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".