|NTEP is the National Type Evaluation Program. NTEP oversees the testing of weighing equipment by government laboratories within the USA. The NTEP approval is recognised with the USA and some other countries. The basic requirements are given in Handbook 44.
Through 12 participating laboratories, NTEP examines the design, features, operating characteristics and performance of weighing and measuring devices to ensure compliance with national requirements. Essentially, it provides a central evaluation process that satisfies the requirements for rollout of measuring devices in all fifty states. In addition, NTEP acts as a clearinghouse for enforcement practices, using the expertise and input from both regulatory and industry representatives to develop consensus on appropriate standards and procedures.