The ONC-Approved Accreditor (ONC-AA) accredits and oversees certification bodies. Accredited certification bodies must seek authorization from ONC to participate in the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Once authorized, they are called ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs). ONC – ACBs make certification determinations and conduct surveillance for Health IT tested and determined to be conformant by an ONC-ATL. ONC-ACBs also post certified Health IT product information and surveillance results on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL).
Effective June 2014, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) began their second 3-year term as the ONC-Approved Accreditor. View more information on the ANSI HIT Accreditation Program
The Certification Process at a Glance
ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs)
The following ONC-ACBs have been accredited by ANSI and authorized by ONC to certify Health IT in the ONC Health IT Certification Program:
- Drummond Group
- ICSA Labs
- InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.
- SLI Compliance, a Division of Gaming Laboratories International, LLC
ONC-ACB applications will be accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. The application process is described in the Establishment of the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology, Final Rule in sections 170.525, 170.530, and 170.535.