Purpose: Establishing standard procedures for the authentication of electronic components, integrated circuits, hybrid microcircuits,semiconductors, transistors, diodes, capacitors and resistors, thereby decreasing the risk of counterfeits entering a customer’s supply chain.


1. Definitions – The CTI Inc. document, which describes the program requirements to be utilized by Independent Distributors, selling electronic components as certified to the Counterfeit Components Avoidance Procedures.

2. Agreements – CCAP-101 Certified components shall not be supplied to other IDs. Neither the ID nor the Customer have the authority to change, modify or delete any of the specified component authentication practices specified herein. By mutual agreement the customer and ID may specify additional services such as electrical tests, tape & reeling, reballing BGAs, programming etc. after the authenticity of components has been established.

3. Warranty – Components that are inspected, tested and delivered by the selling ID, whether the verification is performed in house or by a contract laboratory to this Certification Program, shall be fully warranted by the ID for one (1) year minimum to be authentic to the Original Component Manufacturers (OCM) data sheet or military specifications, as applicable. 

4. Quality system – The ID’s quality system and counterfeit avoidance procedures are subject to review and analysis with appropriate notice by the customer representative and/or authorized Government representatives. This includes surveillance of products, systems, procedures, facilities and records associated with components they have purchased.

5. Procedure control – The ID shall establish and maintain a system to control and distribute the procedures that implement the requirements of this document.

6. Records – All records shall be in accordance with ISO 9001 or equivalent and this document.

7. Inventory control – The ID shall have a system for controlling inventory of CCAP-101 certified product.

8. Electro-static discharge (ESD) – Safe handling procedure – The ID’s system for electro-static discharge sensitive (ESDS) components protection shall be in compliance with the latest revision of ANSI/ESD S20.20 with periodic verification and testing of ESD suppression and detection equipment.

9. Receiving, inspection, storing, packing, and shipping products –The ID’s receiving, inspecting, storing, packing and shipping procedures shall prevent mechanical or electrical damage and degradation of the components in their possession. All packing materials shall be either conductive or antistatic, including tubes, trays, reels, bags, and fillers.

10. Inspection, test status and traceability – The ID shall provide a means to identify the authentication inspection status of all components throughout inspection, handling, processing, and storage.

11. Calibration of equipment – The ID and their approved contract laboratories shall calibrate and maintain all inspection, measuring and testing equipment that is used for authentication or counterfeit detection activities in accordance with ANSI/NCSL Z540-1, whether owned or leased, by the ID or sub-contractor. Repair and calibration records shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1.

12. Customer returns – Components returned to the ID from a customer shall be quarantined until they can be inspected for any evidence of alteration, mishandling or improper packaging. Components returned as being counterfeits shall be quarantined in a locked secured area until they can be investigated to determine their authenticity or lack thereof.

13. Training – The ID shall identify the training needs and provide for the training of all personnel in the proper handling of components and performing the authentication & counterfeit detection procedures required for this Program.

14. Certification audits and approvals – A non-certified ID shall not claim compliance to the CCAP-101 Program, which is protected by “Copyright and Trade Mark” and for which use must be approved by CTI.

15. ID location – The ID shall identify the location where Certified Components are inspected, tested and processed pursuant to the Counterfeit Components Avoidance Program. The ID shall identify and provide to CTI all subcontractors and their services, which are used to determine component authenticity.