General process of certification
A certification of components, products or even systems is used to confirm that the object, which should be certified, conforms to rules, standards or requirements existing for it. To declare that conformity, several tests and approvals have to be done to be sure that all requirements are met. Therefore, a defined process is necessary to ensure that all activities, which must be performed during a certification, are done correctly, all interfaces and roles are defined and all inputs and outputs are clearly described. Right now, a basic certification process consists of four phases which are described in the following paragraphs. For more details please refer to the chapter "How to certify".
Module content/ Modulinhalt
- Phase I: Check of agreement, product test, factory inspection
- Phase II: Review of test reports and results
- Phase III: Technical evaluation of test results
- Phase IV: Formal evaluation of test results and release of certificate
Benefit for the customer/ Kundennutzen
The benefits are certified objects developed in line with effective requirements and standards and also shorter development cycles due to early involvement of technical experts in the certification process.