A time-tested methodology for consortia certification programs
The Open Group partners with many external consortia to facilitate the development of their standards, best practices and certification programs through the use of our time-tested vendor-neutral review and approval procedures and our experienced staff.
In the certification area, The Open Group works with a consortium and their members to define and design a certification program specifically for their standards and best practices that is aligned with their stakeholders’ requirements. That may include interfacing with validation houses, with third- party best-practice assessors, utilizing The Open Group’s own assessors and assessor trainers, the development of conformance test suites or best-practice assessment procedures.
Because of the Open Group’s extensive international experience in developing and operating certification programs, we have the development staff, IT systems, formal procedures, proven processes, and the operational staff to get our consortia partners up and running faster and more cost-effectively than our competitors.
Some of our certification partners are:
- The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) 
- Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) 
- North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) 
- Near Field Communication Forum (NFC Forum) 
If you are interested in learning more about how The Open Group can help your organization facilitate standards or best practice development or how we can help you create a certification program for your existing standards and best practices, please contact Mike Hickey .