The fuel cell industry is currently undergoing rapid development, and applications of fuel cell based power sources are diversifying. The advent of new and more sophisticated application areas and the expanding market necessitates development of efficient and robust fuel cell based power supplies that are reliable in their performance. These demands are answered not only by improved plant designs and innovations, but also by developing high-quality control algorithms. Quality and reliability of the complete system are ensured through extensive and varied testing. To this end an automated Hardware-in-the-Loop based control code verification and validation platform for the Delphi Solid Oxide Fuel Cell plant and control system has been developed. Verification activities are managed using the System Verification Manager tool. This paper outlines the application of this platform for safety and diagnostics verification and validation for a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system.