Certification Process

Certification bodies that have obtained accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065 may seek authorization from ONC to participate in the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Program). Once authorized, they are called ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies (ONC-ACBs). ONC-ACBs assess Health IT and make certification decisions based on the Health IT’s conformity to Program requirements. Once a certification is issued by an ONC-ACB, the ONC-ACB is required by its accreditation and other Program requirements to ensure continued conformity of the certified Health IT, which may include surveillance activities.  ONC-ACBs also post certified Health IT product information and surveillance results on the Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL).

The Certification Process at a Glance

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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 Program:

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.

Submit an ONC-ACB application


Content last reviewed on November 2, 2020
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