Instructions for Applying for BISSC Third-Party Verification
- Standards Review
Review the current edition of the ANSI/ASB/Z50.2 Standards book to ensure that a
Standard exists for the equipment for which third-party verification is being sought and that,
within that Standard, the equipment conforms to its specifications.
All companies wishing to obtain third-party verification of their equipment must be registered with BISSC.
The Request for Registration Form must be accompanied by the
registration fee which is renewable every January. ($440 in 2017)
Companies wishing to obtain third-party verification of their equipment must submit an
Application for Authorization Through Third-Party Verification Form for each
piece of equipment to be verified, together with the appropriate fees. Again these
fees are renewable every January. Applications for Registration and Authorization may
be submitted concurrently.
Note the following criteria for submitting Application for Authorization forms:
- If the models of a piece of equipment to be certified differ only in size and are to be
certified under a single Standard, a single form may be submitted together with a single
Authorization fee ($260 in 2017).
- If the models of a piece of equipment differ in any way other than size or are to be
certified under more than one Standard, then separate application forms must be submitted
together with the appropriate Authorization fees ($250 per application).
- Multiple equipment having a different purpose (i.e., an encrusting machine versus an
injector) requires separate Applications for Authorization even if such equipment is to be
certified under the same Standard.
- Multiple equipment having a single purpose (such as casters) and certified under a
single Standard may be included on one application form.
Complete and return the above-mentioned forms, attaching a check made payable to BISSC to
cover the Registration fee, if not previously registered, and applicable Authorization fee(s). BISSC will contact AIB International
to inform them of the request for third-party verification. AIB International will contact
the company to make arrangements for the equipment inspection.
- Inspection Fees
Upon completion of the third-party verification, AIB International will invoice the company for the
established inspection fee and applicable travel and subsistence fees incurred.
Upon approval, a Certificate(s) of Authorization for the approved equipment will be issued,
valid through the last day of the year of issuance. The applicant is now authorized to affix
the BISSC Verified symbol to the verified equipment. Symbols may be purchased through BISSC.
The verification is valid for four years. Prior to expiration at the end of the fourth year,
the equipment must re-qualify through the third-party inspection process to maintain the
Annual registration and authorization fees will continue to be paid by the company.