India Certification made easy

With its many independent authorities and processes, the certification landscape in India is quite a challenge to navigate. Do you need AIS/TAC, BIS, TEC, WPC, CDSCO or PESO registration or want to find out whether you need it? With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your India certification.

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AIS – Automotive Industry Standard

India Certification is an excellent partner for the AIS/TAC certification in the automotive sector. We are providing leading automotive suppliers and car manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their TAC certification. We offer you our support for every project related to the Automotive AIS.

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BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards

India Certification is an excellent partner for the BIS certification for electronic products. The list of products requiring accreditation is extended regularly. We are providing leading manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their India certification. With us you will navigate the Indian certification landscape safely.

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TEC – Telecommunication Engineering Center

India Certification is an excellent partner for the TEC certification for telecom equipment. Certification requirements change constantly and the list of products that require TEC approval is extended regularly. We will identify certification requirements of your product and make sure that you will obtain your TEC registration swiftly and reliably.

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WPC – Wireless Planning & Coordination Commission

India Certification is an excellent partner for the WPC certification for wireless products. We will clarify if certification is necessary for your product and if yes, what test requirements exist. We will ensure that tests are conducted correctly and that you will obtain your WPC registration swiftly and reliably.

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Other services

We offer many other certifications and services for the Indian and many other markets. Whether one of the certifications for the Automotive, Electronics or Telecommunications industries, the approval for a medical product, or even just a temporary shipment for other purposes: We support you throughout the entire process.

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Consulting

India Certification provides a range of specialized consulting services, especially for car manufacturers and large industrial companies. With the consulting packages the certifications as well as internal procedures related to international product certifications can be streamlined.

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Training

India Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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About us

Since 2005, India Certification (MPR International GmbH) has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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BIS Certification Process

BIS Certification Procedure

The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) has been certifying products in India since 1955. In 1987, the newly founded Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) took over some of the tasks of the older authority. Today, the BIS, headquartered in New Delhi, is the authority responsible for certification. However, it still issues two types of certifications, BIS-ISI and BIS-CRS. In contrast to the Indian Standards Institute Certification Scheme (ISI), CRS stands for Compulsory Registration Scheme.

Since certification has been combined under one authority, BIS-ISI is also known as Registration Scheme I, while BIS-CRS is known by analogy as Registration Scheme II.

A first overview of which certification your product needs can be found in our list of BIS mandatory products.

However, the regulations are often unspecific and change frequently. Therefore, we will be happy to check for you in detail which certification your product needs.

 

The steps to BIS certification

For the manufacturing company, the main difference between the two certifications is that only BIS-ISI certification requires a factory audit.

Manufacturers of IT and consumer electronics can usually avoid a factory inspection, because their products are covered under the BIS-CRS scheme. Also, under this scheme, product tests are not necessarily requested every year, but this must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

BIS CRS India certification

For BIS-CRS, the certification process looks like this:

  1. Documentation and application submission by the Authorized Indian Representative (AIR)
  2. Provision of test samples and execution of the tests
  3. Marking and labeling of the product with the BIS-CRS marks

 

BIS ISI India certification

Almost all other product groups require BIS-ISI certification. Here, a factory inspection is needed, which is usually performed a few months after application. During the factory inspection, the auditor selects test samples, which must then be sent to India for testing.

Thus the certification process for BIS-ISI is this:

  1. Documentation and application submission by Authorized Indian Representative (AIR)
  2. Factory inspection by Indian auditor
  3. Provision of test samples and execution of the tests
  4. Marking and labeling of parts with the BIS-ISI marks

In order to avoid revisions, it is extremely important that the information on all documents is correct. There are several test laboratories in India that can perform BIS inspection and safety BIS testing of the parts.

 

Here is a brief video about the BIS approval, presented by Julian Busch, director of
MPR International GmbH / China Certification Corporation:

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What is the “Authorized Indian Representative”?

An Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) performs three essential tasks without which a certification cannot be completed. He is a customs agent, submits test reports and must be able to answer queries at any time.

According to the Indian certification regulations, a customs agent is required to receive the shipment in India and forwards it to the BIS-accredited test laboratory.

In addition, an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) must be appointed to submit the test reports to the relevant authority within 90 days for final assessment of your application.

The AIR must also be available for queries at all times.

 

How should I mark my products?

There are two markings that could be applicable to your product:
The BIS-CRS and the ISI marking (see below).

 

 

BIS-Standard-Mark-and-ISI-label

The BIS Standard Mark (left) and the ISI label (right).

 

 

Do I have to certify individual components separately?

Please note that “component level parts” of a BIS mandatory “complete system” may also require BIS approval. As documentation is often inconsistent, test laboratories may have differing opinions on the exact types or applications which require mandatory certification. Conversely, if a system does not require compulsory BIS registration, its sub-system components would not require BIS type approval either when included in a “system.” However, these components may be subject to needing BIS certification as a stand-alone product. It is important that your products arrive at customs with the proper documentation to avoid problems.

 

What is the validity period of a BIS certificate?

The BIS certificate is valid for two years and can be renewed if there are no changes of the product or the BIS standard.

 

What is “BIS Surveillance”?

After the end of the BIS certification process, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) may ask for random sample tests and randomly assign a test lab to carry out the BIS surveillance. Normally, the factory/local representative has then 15 business days to comply with this order and coordinate the sample testing. The testing facility will then provide the report to MeitY.

 

Where can I get more information?

Here you can find an overview of our BIS Certification Service Package.

For more information regarding the BIS certification process, please read our free information booklet “BIS Certification – The Booklet“.

 

Other Indian Product Certification Processes

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