Building Products Evaluation Services
Product Certification Services for Building and Construction
Intertek offers numerous opportunities for manufacturers to certify their building products and systems before, during and after installation. Through a single point of contact, our engineers provide customers guidance through the complex regulatory world of testing and certification resulting more cost-effective market access. Our goal is to make the transition from the Product Evaluation phase to the initiation of the follow-up inspections happen as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our approach to obtaining certification is centered on you and your time-to-market goals. For fast turnaround, flexible services, global approvals, and innovative testing solutions that keep up with the speed of your business, partner with Intertek. With a wide range of engineers and subject matter experts across the world, we can help you with your Product Certification and Code Evaluation needs.
Certification proves your credibility in the market. To deliver that credibility, Intertek maintains extensive global accreditations and recognitions for our testing, inspection, and certification services.
As global markets grow and expand, more consumers are seeking safe, reliable, and, increasingly, eco-conscious products. With both international and local proficiency, Intertek brings the qualifications you need to get your products out in of the market.
We offer certification programs that achieve market entry into a variety of global destinations, programs to verify compliance for both you and your suppliers.
Working with Intertek helps highlight and maintain products’ safety and performance attributes. Our leadership and expertise in regulatory standards and certifications stay ahead of the changes and challenges in the market.
Our capabilities and knowledge of the Certification process are efficient, cost-effective, and meet best industry practices backed by our Warnock Hersey and ETL Marks the leading product safety and performance marks for building and construction products.
How it works
Certification involves verification of on-going compliance with the codes and standards that are the subject of your listing report and/or Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR). The product evaluation phase will create the necessary documentation for certification, including:
- A listing report
- A Factory Audit Manual (FAM) or other quality documentation as per the applicable technical requirements
- If applicable, a CCRR
Provide client with one contact to manage project from start to finish, they will handle all aspects of the project from application to submission and provide regular updates
Experts in understanding and interpreting world of regulatory compliance. Minimizes risk non-compliance and maximizes market exposure. Create customized test plans to reduce overall costs and time to market by capturing various jurisdictions through a minimal number of tests. Help prepare submittal packages for CCMC, ICC-ES, Florida, Miami Dade and on-going consulting to obtain Code Report
With over 80,000 product listings, the ETL Mark is the fastest growing certification program in North America. In conjunction with the Warnock-Hersey Mark, you can recognize that products and systems bearing one, or both, of these marks signify an ongoing commitment to safety and quality
What is a Code Compliance Research Report (CCRRs)
CCRRs provide the evidence, technical information, and professional evaluation that a product or system complies with the relevant code and the approval is supported by a fully accredited 3rd party testing and certification agency.
About Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) / Regulatory Authorities
Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) need to know and trust their partners. Intertek's product certification programs provide the confidence that a competent, independent, and accredited agency has verified the products or systems to ensure proper compliance.
BENEFITS OF BUILDING PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
Building code, local jurisdiction, or industry requirements may specify an obligation, by the manufacturer, to certify a particular product or system. It is often required of those products whose assembly cannot be validated in the ﬁeld.
Manufacturers maintain a connection with the certiﬁcation agency throughout a product’s lifespan and quality control standards may require only certain components to be re-tested in the event of a change to the product.
Certiﬁed products, when compared side-by-side with similar products or systems, are diﬀerentiated based on quality, acceptance, and perception.
Product Quality Verification
The certifying body plays an active role in the monitoring of a product or systems quality program ranging from veriﬁcation of materials to in-process and ﬁnal product quality testing, thus mitigating the risk of product disparity.
Certiﬁcation marks indicate a known independent third party certiﬁcation body has tested to appropriate standards and ensures the validity of a product throughout its lifespan streamlining the process of AHJ acceptance.
Standard Update Notices
Our team of expert’s reviews updates to standards and notiﬁes manufacturers of the necessity to retest or other changes that may be required to maintain compliance.
Product Import / Export
In many countries, compliance is a requirement for all imports and exports and certiﬁcation is a means to ensure smooth customs clearance.