Promoting Certification

Only participants, meaning those who have completed the qualification process and have been granted official acceptance into the program, are granted a non-exclusive license to claim certification of product performance ratings and to use the Certification Mark.

The participant’s marketing materials including, but not limited to, literature, specifications, software, reports, and certificates, that include product performance ratings must reflect the ratings listed in the Directory of Certified Product Performance. The participant shall endeavor to ensure that the Certification Program or any part thereof is not used in a misleading manner.

At no time are program applicants permitted to claim certification. has specific guidelines, outlined in the Performance Certified Brand Usage Manual, for making proper claims to certification and Certification Mark usage.