A number of organisations provide voluntary certification schemes for specific areas of technology.
The HomeGrid Forum
is developing a G.hn compliance and interoperability programme. IEEE Conformity Assessment Programme (ICAP)
The IEEE offers a Product Conformance Registry
for manufacturers to register products that conform to IEEE specifications and a Test Lab Registry
for testing laboratories to register their services.
IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance
This is a programme to ensure conformance to the IEEE 1588 "Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems". A certification test suite is being developed derived from IEEE 1588 and ITU-T Recommendations G.8265, G.8260 and G.8261.
The SIPForum has established a programme for supplier declaration of compliance with the SIPconnect
The IPv6 Forum
manages a number of certification programmes. IPv6 Ready Logo Program
is a conformance and interoperability testing program using test specifications for Customer Edge Routers, SIP, DHCPv6, IPsec and SNMP produced by the IPv6 Forum and the IPv6 Enabled Program
is a validation program for websites and ISPs. Vendors with IPv6 products are invited to register these products at the IPv6 to Standard