MSP/Cloud Certification

Unified Certification Standard™ for Cloud & Managed Services Providers

The Unified Certification Standard (UCS) is the world's oldest and most respected certification and audit for the cloud computing and managed services industry. Developed by MSPs for MSPs, it’s the longest standing program of its type in existence.

The UCS is a standard unlike any other in that it comes with free consulting from our CEO (a world-renowned expert in the managed services and cloud industry) and is the only AUDITED certification made specifically for the cloud and managed services industry.

The UCS has been reviewed by many governmental agencies and regulatory bodies located throughout the world. MSPAlliance created the highest standard and non-technical certifications in the cloud computing and managed services industry and is broadly accepted in the banking, healthcare and accounting industries.

What Makes the UCS Different? 

Unlike general technology standards, the UCS was created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. The certification process is validated by a third-party accounting firm and a report on the MSP’s performance can be shared with existing and prospective clients. ISO, ITIL and COBIT are universal technology standards, not designed to meet the specific standards of the managed services/cloud industry.

Not Just a Self-Certification!

While other certifications, seals, etc, may simply require a provider to submit information and promise to adhere to ill defined industry standards, the UCS certification requires all applicants to submit to a comprehensive audit and onsite facilities inspection. When MSPAlliance first launched this accreditation and certification many years ago, the bar was firmly set high. All data is verified by third party auditors, so the accreditation validates the quality of a Managed Services and Cloud practice and is an achievement any company can be proud of.

To ensure current and potential customers of your company’s abilities as a managed services or cloud provider, get started today. To learn more about THE STANDARD for the Managed Services and Cloud industry, visit the UCS FAQ page, call MSPA at 530-891-1340 or send an email to

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