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BBS Recognized Groups

An acceptance by the Board of Building Standards of an accreditation body, a conformity assessment body, or an industry trade association certification program in accordance with the rules of the board of building standards per Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4101:1-10-1 Administration.

Conformity Assessment Bodies Recognition 

These recognitions are used by certified building officials for verification of the accreditation status of conformity assessment bodies where the Ohio Building Code (OBC) and Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) require testing, inspection, labeling or grademarking of materials or assemblies, and where those reports from such bodies are reviewed and approved by the building official on a project-by-project basis for building code compliance as required by the Ohio Board of Building Standards. The accreditation is in accordance with Ohio Administrative Rule 4101:7-6-01, Criteria for Board Recognition of Accreditation Bodies, Conformity Assessment Bodies, and Industry Trade Association Certification Programs.

Accredited bodies are subject to triannual renewal.

Apply to Become a Recognized Conformity Assessment Body

List of Recognized Conformity Assessment Bodies

Accreditation Body Recognition

The intent is to identify those bodies that accredit conformity assessment bodies such as testing labs, product certification bodies (evaluation services and listing agencies), inspection agencies, field evaluation bodies, fabricator inspection agencies, and special inspection agencies, calibration laboratories for materials or assemblies, and Industry Trade Association Certification Programs. The accreditation is in accordance with Ohio Administrative Rule 4101:7-6-01, Criteria for Board Recognition of Accreditation Bodies, Conformity Assessment Bodies, and Industry Trade Association Certification Programs.

Accredited bodies are subject to triannual renewal.

Apply to Become a Recognized Accreditation Body

List of BBS Recognized Accreditation Bodies

Criteria for Board Recognition

Ohio Administrative Code Rule: 4101:7-6-01 Criteria for board recognition of accreditation bodies, conformity assessment bodies, and industry trade association certification programs.