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NAESB Certification Program for Standards:

The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) offers certification of software products and software solutions to demonstrate their compliance with a particular set and version of NAESB standards. Certification is an activity that many standards organizations and associations undertake. Certification enhances credibility, awareness of the standards, and is a tool that can be used by implementers of the standards, product developers and companies buying the software services, solutions or products. As a tool, the certification program can be used as a quick and inexpensive independent checkpoint to ensure that the key elements of a set of standards have been provided. The NAESB Certification Program enables companies requesting certification to determine whether their software product or software solution meet specific criteria defined in NAESB standards. The program is voluntary and confidential. Certification can be performed for single products or software solutions using specific versions of the NAESB standards. Similarly, implementers of the standards and companies buying the software services, solutions or products use certification as part of their purchasing decision process.

The NAESB Certification Program utilizes a self-certification format where an officer or principal of the company seeking certification has reviewed the appropriate Certification Check List, certifies under oath that the software product or software solution meets the minimum requirements, and certifies that his or her answers are accurate and truthful. The Statement Under Oath is modeled on similar statements made under Sarbanes-Oxley. Accordingly, NAESB does not warrant or guarantee that certified software products or certified software solutions comply with its standard, perform as intended, or comply with representations made by the vendor or manufacturer. The certified software products and software solutions can display NAESB Certification Mark provided by NAESB on the documentation for a period of two years, after which re-certification is required.

Certified Products:

The current list of certified software products and software solutions, as well as contact information, can be downloaded here.

    NAESB Certification Program - Certified Products


Process for Certification Program of Standards:

If your company has a software product or software solution and would like it to be certified by NAESB, the process begins with the submission of an application and payment. Each product or solution certified requires a separate fee. Each standard and version certified requires a separate fee. The next step is to download the appropriate Certification Check List, review it carefully, and determine whether your software product or software solution meets the minimum requirements. The final step is to execute a Certification License Agreement provided by NAESB that includes a Statement Under Oath completed by an officer or principal of your company. Although the NAESB Certification Program is a self-certification program, several individuals offer their services as an independent certifier. The scope of their evaluation and separate fee are negotiated directly with the certifier. There is no requirement to retain an independent certifier. Upon approval of a completed Certification Check List, Certification License Agreement, and Statement Under Oath, NAESB will provide a Certification Mark to identify the product or solution as meeting the requirements of the standards and version certified under. The Certification Mark may be used for a period of two years, after which re-certification is required for continued use.

    NAESB Certification Program of Standards:

    Application in Microsoft Word Version
or in PDF Format.
    Optional Independent Reviewers
    NAESB Certification Program - Appeals Process


The NAESB Certification Program currently applies to the following standards:

    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 1.0 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 1.0 - OASIS SC&P Version 1 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 2.0 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 2.0 - OASIS SC&P Version 2.0 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 2.1 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Electric Quadrant, OASIS S&CP Version 2.1 - OASIS SC&P Version 2.1 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 3.1 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 3.1 - WGQ Version 3.1 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 3.0 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 3.0 - WGQ Version 3.0 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 2.0 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 2.0 - WGQ Version 2.0 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.9 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.9 - WGQ Version 1.9 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.8 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.8 - WGQ Version 1.8 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.7 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.7 - WGQ Version 1.7 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.6 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.6 - WGQ Version 1.6 Certification Check List
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.5 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.5 - WGQ Version 1.5 Certification Check List (Web Site)
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.5 - WGQ Version 1.5 Certification Check List (EDM)
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.4 - List of Applicable Standards
    Wholesale Gas Quadrant Version 1.4 - WGQ Version 1.4 Certification Check List


NAESB has plans to expand its Certification Program to the Retail Gas and Electric Model Business Practices as well as other WEQ Version 1 standards. Please call the NAESB Office to check on the status of their development (713-356-0060).

NAESB Certification Program for Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Services or Products:

If you or your company is interested in obtaining a certification for your product or service, the process you should follow is described in the NAESB Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Services or Products Certification Process. The product or service requirements can be found in the NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Certification of Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Products and Services. Upon receipt of the documentation outlined in the NAESB Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Services or Products Certification Process and annual fee, NAESB will post the documentation and add you to the list of Certified Entities.

    NAESB Certification Program for Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Services or Products:

    Application in Microsoft Word Version
or in PDF Format.
    Affidavit of NAESB Certification of Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Products and Services in
    Microsoft Word Version or in PDF Format.
   Board Certification Committee NAESB Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Services or
Products Certification Process

   NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Certification of Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification Products and Services

NAESB Certification Program for Third Party Data Privacy Practices:

If you or your company is interested in obtaining a certification for your product or service, the process you should follow is described in the NAESB Third Party Data Privacy Practices Certification Process. The product or service requirements can be found in the NAESB Specification for Data Privacy Governing Third Party Access. Upon receipt of the documentation outlined in the NAESB Third Party Data Privacy Practices Certification Process and annual fee, NAESB will post the documentation and add you to the list of Certified Entities.

    NAESB Certification Program for Third Party Data Privacy Practices:

    Application in Microsoft Word Version
or in PDF Format.
    Affidavit of NAESB Certification for Third Party Data Privacy Practices in
    Microsoft Word Version or in PDF Format.
   Board Certification Committee NAESB Third Party Data Privacy Practices Certification Process
   NAESB Specification for Data Privacy Governing Third Party Access

NAESB Certification Program for Accredited Certification Authorities:

If you or your company are interested in becoming an Accredited Certification Authority, the process you would follow is described in the Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process. The Authorized Certification Authority Requirements can be found in the NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities. Upon receipt of the documentation outlined in the Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process and annual fee, NAESB will post the documentation and add you to the list of Independent Authorized Certification Authorities.

    NAESB Certification Program for Accredited Certification Authorities:

    Application in Microsoft Word Version
or in PDF Format.
    Affidavit of NAESB Authorized Certification Authorities in Microsoft Word Version or in PDF Format.
   Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process (Current)
   Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process (Effective December 10, 2015 - December 7, 2016)
   Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process (Effective December 11, 2014 - December 9, 2015)
   Board Certification Committee Authorized Certification Authority Process (Effective September 22, 2011 - December 10, 2014)
   NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities (Current)
   NAESB Accreditation Requirements for Authorized Certification Authorities (Effective August 21, 2012 - February 18, 2014)

    Independent Authorized Certification Authorities (ACA)
    January 30, 2015 - Notification to North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
    March 15, 2013 - Notification to North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)


If you should encounter any problems or need further information, please call (713) 356-0060.
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