EOS/ESD Association ESD Facility Certification
In order to meet the global need in the electronics industry for technically sound ESD Control Programs, EOS/ESD Association, Inc. has established an independent third party certification program. The program is administered by EOS/ESD Association, Inc. 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.
NOTE: The second edition of IEC 61340-5-1 was released on May 1, 2016. For facilities certified to IEC 61340-5-1, 2017 is a transition year. Beginning January 1, 2018 all sites must certify to the 2016 version of the IEC document.
Facility Certification Newsletter
ESD Facility Certification
EOS/ESD Association, Inc. Facility Certification Program evaluates a facility's ESD program based on industry standard ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007 or IEC 61340-5-1.
The ESD certification audit focuses on all the key elements of a good ESD program:
- ESD Control Element Selection & Function
- Purchasing (ESD-related contracts)
- Non-conforming product, and documentation control
Typically, audits take up to two days. EOS/ESD Association, Inc. 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.
The audit is conducted by an EOS/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. EOS/ESD Association, Inc. will continue to add new certification bodies as they are certified.
If your company's certification body is not certified with EOS/ESD Association, Inc., please have them contact the Association for materials and information about becoming certified.
certification bodies cover Asia, Europe, and North and South America.