Assurance and Certification

Assurance and Certification

Ricardo provides a range of independent assurance services, primarily for the rail sector.

Whether certifying new technologies or assessing entire rail systems throughout design, construction and eventual operation, we offer an extensive portfolio of independent assurance services:

  • Independent verification and validation
  • System verification engineering
  • Software assurance
  • Asset Management
  • Auditing Assessment party (UK, non-accredited)
  • Independent safety assessment (non-accredited)

For more information see our independent assurance service pages.

Accredited assurance from Ricardo Certification

Through Ricardo Certification, a separate and entirely independent business within the Ricardo group that provides the following accredited services:

  • Notified Body
  • Designated Body
  • Assessment Body
  • Assessment Party (UK, accredited)
  • Railway Product Certification
  • Plant Assessment Body
  • Independent safety assessment (accredited)

For more information, please visit the Ricardo Certification website:

This service is offered within the following sectors