Product Certification

Zigbee Product Certification Overview

If you intend for your Zigbee product to be interoperable with other Zigbee-certified products that currently exist, Zigbee product certification is a necessary step in the process of bringing your Zigbee product to market. Each individual Zigbee product must go through a process of certification in order to wear the Zigbee certified interoperability logo. Zigbee product certification is not required if you are designing a proprietary network setup using the Zigbee protocol.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently asked questions regarding Zigbee certification are answered on the Zigbee Alliance’s Official Certification Webpage

Below are some supplemental questions/answers.

How is certification testing done?

The Zigbee Alliance provides a list of authorized test service providers that will perform tests mandated by the Zigbee Alliance Test Plans.

  • All mandatory features, as defined by the specifications, are tested.
  • All implemented optional features, as defined by the specifications, are tested.
  • Zigbee 3.0 Test Tool (ZTT) is used to test the Base Device Behavior and Application Clusters.
  • Zigbee Green Power Test Harness is used to test Green Power Sink, Source, and Proxy features.

These tools are also available to Zigbee Alliance members for internal testing prior to certification testing. For more information on the testing hardware and software mentioned, please refer to the member’s area of the Zigbee Alliance website.

What clusters and device types are currently certifiable?

For an up-to-date list of currently certifiable device types and clusters, please refer to the member’s area of the Zigbee Alliance website.

The Zigbee Lighting and Occupancy specification is a good starting point for which types of Zigbee devices and clusters are certifiable. This specification is also available on the Zigbee Alliance website.

Can I still certify new Zigbee products that use a legacy Zigbee profile instead of Zigbee 3.0?

No. As of right now, only Zigbee 3.0 devices may be certified through the Zigbee Alliance. Deprecated Zigbee profiles that may no longer be certified through the Zigbee Alliance include:

  • Zigbee Home Automation
  • Zigbee Buildling Automation
  • Zigbee Light Link