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Welcome to the NSI Certification and Verification Program

This is a program of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). The NASPL Standards Initiative (NSI) is a collaborative development effort, with participation from the lotteries, gaming vendors, and retail associations in the development of standards, best practices, and certification and verification programs for the lottery industry.

The objective of the NSI Certification and Verification Program is to encourage and facilitate the adoption and implementation of NSI Best Practices and Technical Standards by lotteries, lottery industry vendors, retailers, and other lottery industry expert organizations that provide software, hardware, or services to lotteries. The program provides formal recognition of an organization's conformance to an industry Best Practice or Technical Standard.

The Certification Program is for vendors and other organizations that wish to demonstrate and receive recognition for the conformance of their business practices and technologies to the NSI Best Practices and Technical Standards, whereas the Verification Program is the parallel program providing the means for lotteries to demonstrate conformance in the areas applicable to lotteries.

Below are the entry points for the web-based systems for both Certification and Verification. Each site contains detailed information on the respective program.


Certification Site

Verification Site

This program is for vendors, retailers, or third parties that meet the conformance requirements and wish to achieve certification against one or more of the applicable conformance requirements documents.

This program covers certification in the following areas:

  • QA Development Process
  • QA Requirements Definition for Lottery Vendors

This program is for lotteries and covers any area in which a lottery may wish to be verified. Some of these areas are specific to lotteries while others duplicate those in the Certification Program and could apply to a lottery that performs some of its own development.

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.

This program covers verification in the following areas:

  • QA Acceptance Testing
  • QA Requirements Definition for Lotteries



About The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries

The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in 1971. Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the organization has now grown into an active association of state and provincial lotteries representing 52 lottery organizations throughout North America.

For more information on NASPL please visit the web site at: http://www.naspl.org.

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow . that will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. Its role is to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies and share best practices; to facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to operate the industry's premier certification service.

Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.