What is a Certipedia ID?
The Certipedia ID is the key to all certificates that TÜV Rheinland issues. Using this ten-digit number, all of the properties of a product, a service or a organisation that have been tested can be accessed at any time on the Internet. Some countries, such as Japan, also offer the option of logging in to this information by i-mode. Enter the ID into a data field on the TÜV home page www.tuv.com and you will be taken straight to an overview of the test findings.
The Certipedia ID is a part of the test mark. Manufacturers can stick it onto certified products while certified organisations can include it in their letterheads, catalogs and other documents. Using the Certipedia ID, consumers, wholesalers, retailers and business partners can gain swift access to all the relevant information on the website that is also named in the mark. A neutral test of quality and safety features eliminates uncertainty, simplifies communication and creates a common basis of trust. It makes it easier for anyone who is interested in buying the product or service to make a decision and assists manufacturers with their marketing.
Within seconds, anyone who is interested can locate a product or organisation accurately by means of its Certipedia ID. You can also be sure that it is not a bogus test mark. If a product has a bogus ID, a glance at its description on the Internet is all that you need to expose the scam.