Worldwide, industries based on independent third-party certifications are superior to those that rely on self-regulation because impartial evaluations ensure that certified people, products, or systems have demonstrated their proficiency, quality, or safety. The best certifications demonstrate their adherence to quality standards by undergoing rigorous and routine accreditation review. Impartial standards and assessments assure that the people, products, processes, or systems being certified have demonstrated proficiency, quality, and safety. Certifications are especially important in healthcare as they increase the quality of care, improve patient safety, and save lives. Like many industries, the certification and testing fields are being challenged to meet new customer and market demands. Progressive, forward-thinking, and mission-based organizations like Inteleos will lead the charge to reinvent healthcare certifications for the 21st century.