Facility Certification Program
Facilities that choose to become certified in 2014 will use the ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 standard as the basis for their certification.
In 2015, companies will have a choice to become certified to the 2007 or 2014 version.
In 2016, facility certifications will be based on the 2014 version only.
In order to meet the global need in the electronics industry for technically sound ESD Control Programs, the ESD Association has established an independent third party certification program. The program is administered by the ESD Association through country-accredited ISO9000 certified bodies that have met the requirements of this program. The Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility's ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20 or IEC 61340-5-1.
Facility Certification Newsletter

Issue 1- June 2012
Issue 2- April 2013
Issue 3- Feb 2014


ESD Facility Certification
The ESD Association Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility's ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 or IEC 61340-5-1.

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The Audit
The ESD certification audit focuses on all the key elements of a good ESD program:

    ▲ Documentation   ▲ESD Control Element Selection & Function
    ▲Training               ▲Purchasing (ESD-related contracts)
    ▲Calibration          ▲Non-conforming product, and documentation control

Typically, audits take up to two days. The ESD Association's certification program is based on one facility or several buildings in nearby proximity that are a part of the same line of business with a common management. Multiple locations require additional audits. Facilities must undergo the complete audit annually to be recertified.

Certification Bodies
The audit is conducted by an ESD Association certified certification body. Each employes staff that have been trained and certified by the ESD Association. A list of certification bodies is maintained at www.esda.org/s2020registrars.html. The ESD Association will continue to add new certification bodies as they are certified.

If your company's certification body is not certified with the ESD Association, please have them contact the Association for materials and information about becoming certified.

International Certification
certification bodies cover Asia, Europe, and North and South America.


ANSI/ESD S20.20 Electrostatic Discharge Control Program Standard



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