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ICC-SRCC™ relies on several methods to ensure that participants in our certification programs comply with program requirements. One of the options outlined in the ICC-SRCC™ Certification Surveillance Procedures PDF Icon is the conduct of on-site inspections of the manufacturer's facility. Where these inspections are required, ICC-SRCC™ makes use of inspection reports provided by inspection providers which are approved under ICC-SRCC™'s Inspection Provider Policy.

ICC-SRCC™ notifies program participants when a facility inspection is required. In this notification, the specific product(s) and facility to be inspected are identified, along with a deadline for the completion of the inspection. The participant selects a provider from the Directory of ICC-SRCC™ Approved Inspection Providers. The participant contracts directly with the chosen inspection provider to schedule and conduct the inspection. The inspection is conducted using inspection forms provided by ICC-SRCC™ and in compliance with ICC-SRCC™'s Certification Surveillance Procedures. A copy of the completed inspection report is sent by the inspection provider directly to ICC-SRCC™ for review. Reports are processed in accordance with the certification program requirements.

ICC-SRCC™ Inspection Providers must maintain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020 and enter into an agreement with ICC-SRCC™ governing the conduct of inspections for ICC-SRCC™ certification programs.

Participants seeking an inspection provider may also inquire whether a given provider is a member of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN). Approved ICC-SRCC™ Inspection Providers may or may not be members of the GSCN, but ICC-SRCC™ does require that any inspections of solar thermal collectors be reported using GSCN forms. Where inspections of facilities producing solar thermal collectors are conducted by GSCN-approved inspectors using GSCN reporting forms, they may be accepted by other participating certification bodies worldwide. For more information see the GSCN website.

To learn more, click on any of the links below, or contact us at apply@solar-rating.org.

Directory of ICC-SRCC™ Approved Inspection Providers

ICC-SRCC™ Inspection Provider Policy PDF Icon

Inspectors interested in becoming an approved ICC-SRCC™ Inspection Provider may submit an application to apply@solar-rating.org using the following form:

ICC-SRCC™ Inspection Provider Application PDF Icon

 

 

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