Ed-Fi certifications allow product developers to demonstrate a product's fidelity to Ed-Fi standards and guidelines, and for purchasers or users to be confident that a product conforms to those same Ed-Fi standards and guidelines. The program's goal is to ensure that systems can interoperate and exchange data using Ed-Fi standards and technology.
The Ed-Fi certification program was developed from the experience of many education agencies in certifying Ed-Fi-compliant data exchanges for their enterprise systems. The Ed-Fi Alliance has built on that foundation to provide a certification that can be used across different agencies and organizations, alleviating the need for vendors to undergo multiple, overlapping local certifications.
How to Certify a Product
Certification requires that a product pass a series of technical tests designed to simulate real-world interoperability scenarios where data is exchanged between systems.
Certification is available only to Ed-Fi Partner Program members, or organizations applying to become Partners. Organizations seeking to certify a product must be Ed-Fi Partners or be in the application process to become a Partner. Certifications last one year and require that the partner maintain status as an Ed-Fi Partner. Full process details are available below.