As part of the IAPMO UES Licensing Agreement, the Report Holder and Manufacturer agree to periodic audits of the manufacturing facilities where products are produced.  Audits are scheduled based upon the requirements of the specific program under which the product is being inspected and include a minimum of one follow-up audit per year.  These audits may be completed by physical or remote applications which typically alternate when applicable.

Manufacturers may select an inspection agency of their choice that meet the following requirements:

  • The inspection body must be accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 by an ILAC MRA signatory accreditation body. *
  • The inspection body’s scope of accreditation must specifically include the scope of inspection to be provided for the specific client. 
  • The inspection body must contract with IAPMO UES, guaranteeing adherence to IAPMO UES procedures on confidentiality and conflict of interest as well as impartiality.

Qualifying Audits

A qualifying audit must be completed prior to publication of either an Evaluation Report or Listing and requires audits of finished product versus specifications, the quality system of the manufacturing process and quality documentation.

Follow-up Audits

Following the qualifying audits, all report holders are subject to regular, ongoing follow-up audits or annual audits.

During all audits the inspector will:

  • Review both the manufacturer’s quality documentation and the effective implementation of the quality system
  • Review any special requirements of the Evaluation Report or Listing
  • Specify discrepancies between conditions at the manufacturing plant and accepted requirements related to the Evaluation Report or Listing

Document Corrective Action Requests (CARs), which, in general, must be resolved within 30 days of the audit.

*IAPMO QCC is included in the acceptable accredited inspection Body.