Frequently Asked Questions
Your product has been excluded from the Scheme and will no longer be able to be re-certified. Existing certification of your product may be terminated at any time, or retained provided the requirements for the annual WaterMark Licence are met, until the date of expiry of the certification.
Transition to the new CodeMark Australia scheme commenced on 1 August 2017.
Certificates issued under the previous scheme are easily distinguishable from those issued under the CodeMark Australia Scheme by their branding.
Certificates of Conformity issued under the previous scheme use a template which is blue in colour and will have a trademarked ‘CodeMark’ logo.
Certificates of Conformity issued under the CodeMark Australia Scheme use a template which is orange and purple in colour and will have a trademarked ‘CodeMark Australia’ logo.
A Certificate of Conformity issued under the CodeMark Australia Scheme is one of several options available to demonstrate a product has met the ‘Evidence of Suitability’ requirements of the BCA, providing the product is used as specified on the certificate and in accordance with any limitations and conditions included on the certificate.
A CodeMark Australia Certificate of Conformity will be valid for 3 years unless withdrawn or suspended. The date of expiry is listed on the certificate.
A Certificate of Conformity issued under the previous CodeMark scheme rules remains valid unless expired, withdrawn or suspended. Users of CodeMark Certificates of Conformity can validate Certificates of Conformity by referring to the register of Certificates of Conformity.
Accredited CodeMark Certification Bodies are responsible for evaluating applications for Certificates of Conformity in accordance with the CodeMark Australia Scheme Rules.
Certificates of Conformity can only be issued for products that demonstrate compliance with the relevant provisions of the BCA.
If you are considering applying for a Certificate of Conformity, you should contact one of the CodeMark Australia Certification Bodies listed on the JAS‑ANZ website to find out what information you need to supply, what fees will be charged and how long the process is likely to take.
The cost of CodeMark certification will depend on a number of factors, including the quality of supporting evidence submitted about the product’s compliance and the complexity of the evaluation needed. All fees for CodeMark certification are a commercial arrangement between the applicant and the CodeMark Certification Body.The information you may need to supply to a Certification Body could includes:
- A clear scope of use for the product
- The relevant BCA provisions the certification is to cover
- Product technical information/specifications
- Product test results
- Any independent assessments or appraisals
PDF versions of Certificates of Conformity issued under the CodeMark Australia scheme are available through the register of Certificates of Conformity located on the JAS-ANZ website.
Certificates issued under the previous scheme are available through the CodeMark Certification Body which issued the Certificate of Conformity. Contact details for Certification Bodies are available through the JAS-ANZ website.