To become familiar with the POSIX®: Certified by IEEE and The Open Group Certification program, you should read the following program documents:
The Certification Guide
This document should be read first. It gives the overview of the program,
what it means to be certified,
what is required to get a product certified and how to make sure that a
product remains certified.
The Certification Agreement
The Certification Agreement is between you and the Certification Authority. It defines the certification service and the legal commitment to the conditions of the service. It applies to each product being certified.
The POSIX® Trademark License Agreement
The POSIX® Trademark License Agreement is between you and the IEEE and
requires signature. It is recommended that you commence the process to complete the Trademark License Agreement as soon as possible
to save delays later in the certification process. A trademark license is optional but mandatory for use of the POSIX trademark, it must be completed before a product can complete the
certification process and use the mark. Only certain classes of
certification qualify to license the mark (see the Guide for details).
The Trademark License agreement only needs to be entered into once per
organization. When it is in place multiple products can be certified.
The Product Standards
The Product Standards should then be read to understand the detailed conformance requirements against which a product
can be certified. Product Standards provide a mapping between certification, the specifications required and the test suites needed to demonstrate conformance.