Definition - What does Compliance Test mean?
A compliance test is used to verify that a product, process, system, service, or documentation complies with internal or external standards, laws, or regulations. These tests can consist of functional or non-functional type tests.
A compliance test is also sometimes referred to as a conformance test, regulation test, or standards test.
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Internal standards used for a compliance test could be standards set by the organization, whereas external standards usually refer to industry-accepted requirements or standards set by a regulatory or governing body.
In general, when a compliance test is conducted by an external party, a certificate would be awarded as proof of compliance to the standard specified.
As an example, a compliance test should be conducted when ensuring that telecommunications equipment meets the stipulated safety and electrical protection requirements.