PFS TECO

Accreditations


PFS TECO maintains approvals and accreditations through various regulatory agencies that enable us to function as a recognized certification, inspection, and testing agency for several types of manufactured structures and building products. A complete list of the domestic and international agencies for which we provide approvals and accreditations are provided below.


Manufactured Structures

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency (IPIA)
  • Design Approval Primary Inspection Agency (DAPIA)

International Accreditation Service


Building Products

International Accreditation Service

California Air Resources Board

Standards Council of Canada

Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

Florida Building Code

  • Product Quality Assurance Entity - Accredited
  • Product Testing Laboratory - Accredited

Additional Information

Rules and Procedures for Granting, Maintaining or Extending Certification

For information regarding PFS Corporation's certification schemes, evaluation procedures, rules and procedures for granting, maintaining, extending or reducing the scope of, for suspending, withdrawing or refusing certification, contact PFS directly at 608.839.1013.


Termination, reduction, suspension or withdrawal of certification

When a nonconformity with certification requirements is substantiated, either as a result of surveillance or otherwise, the PFS Corporation shall consider and decide upon the appropriate action.

NOTE Appropriate action can include the following:

  • continuation of certification under conditions specified by PFS (e.g. increased surveillance);
  • reduction in the scope of certification to remove nonconforming product variants;
  • suspension of the certification pending remedial action by the client;
  • withdrawal of the certification.

When the appropriate action includes evaluation, review or a certification decision, the requirements in sections 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6, of ISO 17065 respectively, will be fulfilled.

If certification is terminated (by request of the client), suspended or withdrawn, PFS Corporation will take actions specified by the certification scheme and shall make all necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure it provides no indication that the product continues to be certified. If a scope of certification is reduced, PFS will take actions specified by the certification scheme and shall make all necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure the reduced scope of certification is clearly communicated to the client and clearly specified in certification documentation and public information.

If certification is suspended, the PFS Corporation will formulate and communicate the following to the client:

  • actions needed to end suspension and restore certification for the product(s) in accordance with the certification scheme;
  • any other actions required by the certification scheme.

Any evaluations, reviews or decisions needed to resolve the suspension, or that are required by the certification scheme, will be completed in accordance with the applicable parts of sections 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7.3, 7.9 and 7.11.3 of ISO 17065. If certification is reinstated after suspension, PFS Corporation will make all necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure all appropriate indications exist that the product continues to be certified. If a decision to reduce the scope of certification is made as a condition of reinstatement, PFS will make all necessary modifications to formal certification documents, public information, authorizations for use of marks, etc., in order to ensure the reduced scope of certification is clearly communicated to the client and clearly specified in certification documentation and public information.


Testing and Certification Fees

PFS Corporation's means of financial support is generally based on testing fees, listing fees, annual, quarterly and monthly fees and on label fees. For specific information on the fees charged to applicants and to clients for the evaluation and certification of specific products, please contact PFS directly at 608.839.1013.


Use of the Certification Mark

For a description of the rights and duties of applicants and clients, including requirements, restrictions or limitations on the use of PFS Corporation's name and certification mark and on the ways of referring to the certification granted, refer to PFS SD-037, "Use the Mark".