SOME FAQ’s ABOUT CANADIAN CERTIFICATION.
What certification mark does products listed by IAPMO R&T to Canadian requirements carry?
Products listed by IAPMO R&T to Canadian requirements carry the Canadian identifier “c” at 8o’clock of the mark of conformity. Eg. cUPC®, cIAPMO R&T
What is the difference between the UPC mark and the cUPC mark?
Products with the UPC® mark are in compliance with applicable American codes and standards. Products with the cUPC® mark are in compliance with applicable American and Canadian codes and standards
What is the cIAPMO R&T mark?
Products with the cIAPMO R&T mark are in compliance with applicable Canadian standards only.
Are the cUPC and cIAPMO marks accepted in Canada?
Yes. IAPMO R&T is accredited by Standards Council of Canada. All provinces and territories in Canada accept IAPMO R&T’s marks of conformity. (Click to view to SCC website.)
What other acceptance does IAPMO R&T marks have in Canada?
The IAPMO R&T certification marks are accepted by the water conservation programs in major metropolitan areas, including the City of Toronto, and the British Columbia Capital Regional District Water Services. It is also accepted by some of the largest retail outlets in Canada, eg. Canadian Tire and Home Depot. Electrical products carrying the appropriate IAPMO R&T electrical certification marks are accepted by the Provincial electrical safety authorities.
What requirements are used in evaluating products to Canadian requirements?
IAPMO R&T uses product standards that are referenced in the National Plumbing Code of Canada as well as Provincial codes. The application process for obtaining Canadian listing is the same as obtaining an American listing.
Is there a chance that some local inspection authorities may only accept a particular certification mark?
No. All inspection authorities in Canada work under a plumbing code; be it the National Plumbing Code of Canada or Provincial codes. Acceptable certification agencies are clearly stated in the codes and are not subject to “local interpretation”. The IAPMO R&T marks of conformity are accepted throughout Canada.
What are the benefits of using IAPMO R&T’s Canadian listing program?
There are many benefits. For example: Combined inspection for American and Canadian listings, reduced certification costs, less administrative time spent dealing with agencies, use of the most widely recognized mark of conformity in North America... and many others. For products listed to Canadian standards only, IAPMO R&T offers easy upgrade to include U.S. certification at a later date.
How do I know what standard my product has to meet?
Standards are those referenced in the Canadian plumbing codes. If you are not sure which Canadian standard your product will have to be tested to, simply give us a call at 877-4UPCMARK or 905-294-9996 and we will be happy to assist you.
Will I receive a separate certificate once I am cUPC® listed?
You will continue to receive one certificate of listing, unless you wish to have separate certificates, which will show that your product meets both the applicable American and Canadian standards.
Can I transfer my Canadian listing to IAPMO R&T from another listing agency?
Absolutely, and we will make the process as fast and painless as possible. Please call for details at 909-472-4105 (U.S.) or 905-294-9996 (Canada).
What are the marks of conformity?