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.
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.
More information, including how to get started can be found at Certification Process.
We will improve the certification program over time. We welcome your feedback and questions.