Special Inspection Agencies Program

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Building Department information about using the program.

New York City Special Inspection information.

Philadelphia Special Inspection information.

In response to a request from several ICC governmental members, International Accreditation Service (IAS) has developed an accreditation program for agencies providing the special inspections that are required for specific construction projects under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code (IBC). The IAS Special Inspection Agency Accreditation Program is primarily based on the requirements of the IBC and the applicable portions of ISO/IEC 17020, General Requirements for the Operation of Various Bodies Performing Inspection. The program requires special inspection agencies to operate under a quality system that is documented in a manual, and also requires the agency to be assessed in the field to determine if it is competent to perform specific inspections or types of inspections.

IAS accreditation is based on the assessment of a special inspection agencys inspection procedures, the competence of its inspection staff, and its reporting procedures. For more information on this program, please see the links above.


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