Product Certification Guidelines 2017-03-14T10:30:58+00:00

Product Certification

Certification Guidelines are established to evaluate the credentials and claims of applicants to the AIS Certification program to ensure they meet specified AIS standards and requirements. AIS Certification provides a standardized base-level of professional knowledge and skills for stress management devices, programs or items.

Product samples will be distributed to the members of the AIS Certification Committee and possibly to Fellows who are experts in a related field of specialty, for use and review. If you are submitting a training program or service, we will contact you to discuss options for reviewing your submission.

Evaluations will be based on the quality and amount of research submitted supporting the product or service, efficacy, ease of use, durability and customer service. Those outcomes will be weighed against product/service claims and marketing. The product/ service will also be evaluated in context with any previously certified products/services in the same category.

Examples of product categories are:

  • Devices/Appliances
  • Applications/Software
  • Furniture
  • Audio recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Books/Manuals
  • Topical Solutions and Supplements
  • Training Programs

If your product does not fit into one of these product categories, you may submit it as miscellaneous.

 

Certification Process

1. To begin the certification process you must first submit a “Proposal for Certification”. The proposal should be no longer than two pages describing your company/organization and or product, outlining some of the evidence that backs up your claims. Be sure to include a brief company history, any associated websites, list of publications and a short list of abstracts if available. Submit your Proposal for Certification >>

2. The AIS Certification Committee (ACC) will review all documentation submitted via the proposal. Great care is taken in considering your Proposal for Certification. You will only be invited to apply for the AIS Seal of Certification if we feel that your corporation/organization or product is a good certification candidate. If the proposal is approved–We will invite you to formally apply by sending you the Certification Application along with a $500 non-refundable application fee. At this time, we will also request product samples (if applicable) for evaluation. If the proposal is denied– We will communicate the reason(s) for denial and offer suggestions to strengthen your proposal.

3. Once we have received your completed certification application, application fee, and any required samples, the ACC Coordinator will contact the applicant to schedule a site visit. The site visit is not necessary in all cases, and the need for one will be determined by the initial Proposal. Site visits are utilized to evaluate the physical premises and interview any associated persons as to the accessibility and training that meets AIS standards. The ACC will evaluate your application packet and samples. The ACC’s decision will be communicated to you via the contact email that you provide in your application. If your application for AIS Certification is denied, the ACC will communicate the reason for their decision and suggestions to improve your submission, so that you may apply again.

Certification Cost

There is a $500 non-refundable application fee due upon approval of your product certification proposal. Once your product has gone through the certification process and is approved, certification is $500 per year, with a 3 year minimum. Products are reviewed every three years, should you wish to renew certification.

 

Questions?
Please contact us with any questions regarding certification.