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TIA-942 Certification

TIA-942 Update

www.TIA-942.org and the database is back online. For any specific inquiries, please send an email to edcinfo@tiaonline.org

ANSI/TIA-942 covers the telecommunications infrastructure and all other aspects of a mission-critical data center, such as the site location, architectural and physical structure of the building, electrical and mechanical infrastructure, fire safety and physical security.

The TIA-942 certification scheme establishes Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) deemed competent to verify data center conformity with the standard.

Within the TIA-942 certification scheme, CABs will be accredited through the independent evaluation of an organization against recognized standards to ensure their impartiality, competence, and consistency. The accreditation process established for this scheme relies on ISO 17020/17021 - a uniform approach accepted and implemented around the world to determine the competence of an audit organization.

Frequently Asked Questions about ANSI/TIA-942 Certification

This FAQ is a work in progress, and we encourage your questions, comments, and feedback to help improve the information provided. Nothing in this FAQ replaces or updates anything within the certification program or the standards mentioned herein.  This FAQ is provided solely for a user’s convenience and should not be relied upon for definitive answers to questions. 

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