NTEP Certification provides confidence that a device will be manufactured in accordance with United States standards as adopted by NCWM and published in Handbook 44.
NCWM relies on specialized committees called NTEP Sectors and Work Groups to develop the technical policies, evaluation checklists, and test procedures used by our authorized laboratories to evaluate devices as published in NCWM Publication 14. The NTEP Sectors and Work Groups typically meet annually.
Members include authorized laboratories, manufacturers, technical advisors, NTEP Specialist, and the NTEP Administrator. The sectors and work groups provide a forum for consensus building among the evaluators and the technical experts who design and market the equipment. Meetings are open to the public and registration fees are waived for all NCWM members. There are five NTEP Sectors and two NTEP Work Groups, each specializing in specific areas of commercial weighing and measurement.