The MEF is the only industry body offering certification relating to Carrier Ethernet services. The MEF offers three types of certification - CE 2.0 Services Certification, CE 2.0 Equipment Certification and MEF Professional Certification.

Services Certification

Service Providers that deliver  E-Line,  E-LAN, E-Tree,  E-Access or E-Transit services can certify them as compliant with all the relevant MEF specifications as described in the CE 2.0 Certification Blueprint.

Service certification is currently achieved through the CE 2.0 Certification Program which has been available since 2012 (Prior to that service certification was achieved through the CE 1.0 (MEF 9 and MEF 14) Program).
CE 2.0 services certification is achieved by organizations (not individuals).

Service Providers interested in achieving CE 2.0 Service Certification for one more more products can contact MEF's third party approved test lab Iometrix (info@iometrix.com) for information on how to proceed.

Equipment Certification

Equipment manufacturers that provide devices for use at the

  • UNI of E-Line, E-LAN and/or E-Tree services
  • UNI and/or ENNI of E-Access and E-Transit services

can certify them as compliant with all the relevant MEF specifications as described in CE 2.0 Certification Blueprint.

Equipment certification is currently achieved through the CE 2.0 Certification Program which has been available since 2012 (Prior to that equipment certification was achieved through the CE 1.0 (MEF 9 and MEF 14) Program)
CE 2.0 equipment certification is achieved by organizations (not individuals).

Equipment manufacturers interested in achieving CE 2.0 Equipment Certification for one more more products can contact MEF's third party approved test lab Iometrix (info@iometrix.com) for information on how to proceed.

Professional Certification

Individuals that want to demonstrate their knowledge of Carrier Ethernet as defined by the MEF can achieve certification through the MEF Professional Certification Program.

MEF professional certification is achieved by individuals (not organizations).

Individuals or employer organizations interested in achieving MEF Professional Certification can contact Ethernet Academy and/or MEF's third party accredited training providers (MEF-ATPs) for information on how to proceed.

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CE 2.0 Service Providers

Service providers that are currently MEF members or MEF Services Interconnect Program members that have CE 2.0 certification of their products are listed on the MEF Services Certification Registry.

CE 2.0 Equipment Manufacturers

Equipment manufacturers that are currently MEF members that have CE 2.0 certification of their products are listed on the MEF Equipment Certification Registry.

MEF Certified Professionals

Professionals that are currently MEF-CECPs are listed on the Ethernet Academy.

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