Certification Requirements for Alexa Skills

To receive certification, your skill must meet requirements for policy, security, functionality, and user experience. Review these requirements before you submit your skill for certification. If you're doing a beta test with a limited group of users, you should also review these requirements to make sure that those users have a good experience.

Submission checklist

To prepare your skill for the certification process, review the following certification requirements.

  1. Policy Requirements for Alexa Skills – The policy guidelines make sure that your skill is appropriate for all customers. Adherence to these guidelines guards the privacy and welfare of Alexa users.

  2. Security Requirements for Alexa Skills – Customer trust is important to Amazon. To protect customer data, your skill must meet these security requirements.

  3. Requirements for Skills that Allow Purchases – All Alexa skills that allow users to make a purchase must adhere to these requirements.

  4. Requirements for Skills that are HIPAA-Eligible – All Alexa skills that process Protected Health Information (PHI) must comply with these requirements.

  5. Alexa Advertising ID Policy – All Alexa skills that use Alexa advertising ID for analytics and advertising must meet these policy requirements.

  6. Perform all required skill certification tests.

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Last updated: May 01, 2024