Conformity Assessment is the demonstration that specified requirements relating to a product, process, system, person or body are fulfilled. Conformity assessment can include: supplier's declaration of conformity, sampling and testing, inspection, certification, management system assessment and registration, the accreditation of the competence of those activities, and recognition of an accreditation program's capability. Under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), NIST is assigned responsibility to coordinate federal, state, and local documentary standards and conformity assessment activities.
- Conformity Assessment Resources for Federal Agencies
- Guidance on Federal Conformity Assessment Activities
- National Voluntary Conformity Assessment System Evaluation (NVCASE)
- National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)