Get started with the Hardware Developer Program

The Windows Hardware Developer Program allows you to certify your hardware for Windows and sign and publish your drivers to Windows Update.

Before you sign up

Please review the following requirements before you start the registration process:

  • You must have an Extended Validation (EV) code signing certificate. Please check whether your company already has a code signing certificate. If your company already has a certificate, have the certificate available. You will need the certificate to sign files. If your company does not have a certificate, you will need to buy one as part of the registration process.
  • You must have the authority to sign legal agreements on behalf of your organization.