Certification Process

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 2017, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) began their third 3-year term as the ONC-Approved Accreditor. View more information on the ANSI HIT Accreditation Program


The Certification Process at a Glance

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:

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 March 3, 2020
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