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NSI Certification Program
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Welcome to the NSI Certification Program
The NSI Certification Program provides formal recognition of an
organization's conformance to an industry Best Practice or Technical Standard.
It is a voluntary program and is open to any vendor, retail, or other lottery
industry expert organization that has consistently implemented one or more
NSI Best Practices or Technical Standards and meets the documented Conformance Requirements
for those Best Practices or Technical Standards. An organization may be certified
in multiple areas, provided that it meets the applicable set of Conformance Requirements
for each area.
The first step in the certification process is to read the
Guide to the NSI Certification and Verification Program
and Supplements. This document should be read completely prior
to attempting to certify a best practice or technology as this
document describes the program and the process in its entirety.
The following documents should be read and understood prior to
certification, since you will be required to agree to them during
The significant highlights of the certification process are
outlined below; further information can be found in the
Guide to the NSI Certification and
Verification Program and Supplements.
The NSI Certification Program is administered on behalf of the
NASPL Standards Initiative (NSI) by its designated Certification and Verification Authority,
The Open Group.
- Your organization will be granted a license to use the
trademark in connection with your business practice or technology
when your business practice or technology meets all the
requirements for certification as defined in the NSI Certification/Verification
Policy and Supplements and your organization has formally agreed to
all the required terms.
You must enter into a Certification/Verification Agreement for each business
practice or technology registration.
- A certified entity is subject to re-certification on a periodic basis as
stated in the
NSI Certification/Verification Policy
All business practice or technology information supplied to the
Certification and Verification Authority will be treated as confidential as required
by the NSI Certification/Verification Agreement.
The Certification and Verification Authority may, from time to time, request proof
that your business practice or technology remains in compliance
with the requirements outlined in the conformance requirements as
stated in the
NSI Certification/Verification Policy and