National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP)
The Need For NTEP
In an attempt to ensure that equipment reaching the market is manufactured to meet requirements established by the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), many states implemented State Prototype Testing. Manufacturers were then being subjected to multiple state evaluations. This proved time consuming and costly.
The development of the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) provides manufacturers the ability to be evaluated and certified one time with acceptance throughout the United States. States and manufacturers alike benefit from NTEP’s service. NTEP is an efficient and cost effective means of ensuring national requirements are met before any equipment is allowed in the market place.
NTEP certification is issued by NCWM upon successful completion of the evaluation process. This Certificate indicates that the device manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to meet applicable requirements for commercial weighing and measuring equipment in the U.S as specified in NIST Handbook 44. NTEP certification is required in most states in the Unites States and is a symbol of assurance for all.
NTEP Is More Than Certification
NTEP is more than certification. It is a complex program of standards development, evaluation, management and problem resolution. Administered by NCWM, NTEP provides a forum for regulators, industry and technical experts to work together toward consensus on issues. There will always be new technologies, new techniques and new marketing strategies. NTEP assures appropriate response to the needs of the marketplace. NTEP is not a barrier to new technology rather a facilitator of technology being put to use in a responsible and efficient manner.
The NTEP technical policies and checklists for evaluation are published annually in NCWM Publication 14. The various volumes are available for purchase from NCWM individually in printed format or all-inclusive in electronic format.
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