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SAFETY Act Certification provides sellers of a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) with an additional measure of liability protection. The sellers of QATTs that receive SAFETY Act Certification are entitled to all of the liability protections that accompany SAFETY Act Designation as well as the rebuttable presumption that the government contract or defense applies to claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism. At the applicant's request, QATTs that receive Certification can be placed on the Approved Technologies list for Homeland Security. All users can view Approved Technologies on the SAFETY Act Home page.

A Certification application may be submitted along with a Designation application or may be submitted after SAFETY Act Designation has been issued. However, a technology may not receive Certification without having first received Designation.

To receive SAFETY Act Certification, DHS must conclude that the technology will perform as intended, conforms to the seller’s specifications, and is safe for use as intended.