NSF's certification program will provide an international benchmark for manufacturing processes in these product categories. It will address safety concerns for specific product types, including: seating products, desks and tables, visual communication products, audio-visual equipment and carpets and flooring for products that target the kindergarten through 12th-grade school-setting market. Agreed-upon test methods and certification requirements for product quality, performance and material safety will be specific to consumer use and customized by product category.
The certification assessment criteria for School Supply and Equipment Manufacturing and Distribution Certification are divided into three categories:
Each of these three criteria will be evaluated and a point-based scoring system will be applied. The final scores will determine eligibility for NSF Product Certification. Procedures will be in place to regularly monitor and measure continued performance of products to this standard and certification criteria on an annual basis.