This program evaluates the proficiency of individuals who perform routine field certification of biosafety cabinets. The accreditation program includes a written and practical "hands-on" examination, requiring applicants to provide and use their own calibrated equipment meeting defined program specifications.
NSF's program is recognized throughout the United States and Canada as the leader in the accreditation of individuals who perform field certifications of class II biological safety cabinets. International interest and participation in the program is growing as well. The majority of users in hospital and research laboratories demand accreditation of their service providers. The industry, recognizing the need for demonstrated knowledge and skills to ensure protection of public health safety and the environment, views the NSF Mark as a symbol of commitment to providing quality, reliable field certification services.