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NSI Verification Program
The Open Group UK offices will close at 17:30 UK on Thursday April 17th for the Easter Holidays and will re-open on Tuesday April 22nd.
The online certification system will be accessible during this time;
however, we will be unable to process certification submissions, exam voucher orders(if applicable) or respond to support requests until our offices re-open.
Welcome to the NSI Verification Program
The NSI Verification Program provides formal recognition of a lottery organization's
conformance to an industry Best Practice or Technical Standard. It is a voluntary program and is
open to any lottery 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. A lottery organization may be verified in multiple areas, provided that
it meets the applicable set of Conformance Requirements for each area.
The first step in the verification 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 verify 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
verification, since you will be required to agree to them during
The significant highlights of the verification process are
outlined below; further information can be found in the
Guide to the NSI Certification and
Verification Program and Supplements.
The NSI Verification 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 verification 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 verified entity is subject to re-verification 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
Please see the FAQ for information on
how a vendor or other third-party organization may assist your lottery in verification
of your technology, such as your Lottery Retailer-Focused Website.