The majority of standards developing organizations depend on the revenue from the sale of standards to support their programs and services. But a growing number of standards organizations make access to their standards for viewing or download available for no cost. Let us know if your organization should be added to this list.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Free to members
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) - Free standards; registration required
IPC Association - Some Free Standards
ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) - Approximately 200 JTC1 standards are available for free online
International Society of Automation (ISA) - Free to Members
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Electronic Bookstore - 3 free ITU Recommendations on registration
Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC) - Free to members
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Standards and codes free to view; registration required
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) - Some free standards
Process Industry Practices (PIP) - Free to members
RTCA Electronic Documents - Free to members
Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) - ANSI/SAAMI standards are available in electronic format free of charge; there is a nominal charge for hard copies.
Underwriters Laboratories - standards are free to view
VITA Standards Organization - Free to members