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
If you have a complaint relating to a certification decision, a decision relating to the use of the Mark of Conformity or claims on a Certificate of Conformity, or a decision made by the Scheme Administrator, there are procedures in place to have your complaint considered.
A Certificate of Conformity is one of several options available for meeting the ‘Evidence of Suitability’ requirements of the BCA.
The obligations on building control authorities to accept a Certificate of Conformity is determined by the relevant State or Territory legislation, policy or directive. You should check with your building control authority to determine if a Certificate of Conformity is an appropriate form of evidence of suitability for the specific product and your project.
If you require specific information of a technical nature about a Certificate of Conformity, you can contact the CodeMark Australia Certification Body as listed on the CodeMark Certificate of Conformity.
Contact details for CodeMark Certification Bodies are included on the CodeMark Certificate of Conformity and are also available through the JAS-ANZ website.