Device Certification Overview

Because we offer an open platform, a wide range of devices can be certified to work with SmartThings. Currently, anybody can submit a device for certification at no cost. Certifying your device will provide a great experience for users, meaning that your device works seamlessly with the rest of the SmartThings platform.

Examples of devices already certified to work with SmartThings can be viewed here.


The device certification process consists of the following steps:

  1. Create a virtual representation of your device using a Device Handlers
  2. Test the Device Handler by publishing it to your account and pairing your device with your Hub
  3. Once you’ve successfully tested your Device Handler, submit it for publication
  4. The SmartThings certification team will contact you about how to ship your device to us and complete the certification process

We’re always looking for ways to improve and shorten the time it takes to certify devices. Stay tuned for future improvements!