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AS6081: Counterfeit Electronics Prevention for Distributors (CEPD)


ANAB Accreditation for Counterfeit Electronics Prevention for Distributors (CEPD) certification for Certification Bodies as a subordinate certification of organizations that distribute electronic parts and components under certified Quality Management System.

ANAB is the only Accreditation Body offering a certification program, that supports the aviation, space and defense (ASD) industry requirements for the prevention of counterfeit parts in the distribution process. ANAB has worked with the defense industry and the Anti-Counterfeit Avoidance Group (ACAG) since its development of the first Aerospace Standards in defining the processes, procedures, and methods of counterfeit parts prevention.

ANAB personnel have worked closely with the ACAG in harmonizing the needs of the ASD and the regulatory requirements to develop a critical certification program that covers a key component of the electronics parts and components supply chain.

Electronics Distributors Counterfeit Parts Prevention Certification

  • CEPD certification is subordinate to several different quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, AQMS standards, ISO 13485).
  • ANAB Accredited CBs certify electronic distribution organizations with an integrated management system in accordance with the SAE International Standard “AS6081 – Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition -Independent Distribution.”
  • AS6081 certified distribution organizations demonstrate their commitment to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

AS6081 Counterfeit electronics prevention Accreditation Requirements

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AS6081 establishes requirements and practices to mitigate the risk of buying, receiving, and selling fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts in the aerospace supply chain.

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