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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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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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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What is AIS/TAC Certification

What is the AIS/TAC certification for India?

AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standards, the technical automotive standards for India. These are based on the UNECE standards.

AIS certification was introduced in 1989 with the adoption of the India Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR). In the CMVR, rules and regulations are published, among other things, in relation to the approval of vehicles, traffic controls or the production and maintenance of motor vehicles.

The Automotive Industry Standards (India AIS) are issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), which is the ministry regulating the automotive sector in India.

TAC is the abbreviation for Type Approval Certificate. TAC is issued for products that need to meet special technical and safety requirements.

TAC approval must be obtained before the product is introduced to the market. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is responsible for issuing the certification.



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Indian Certification Authorities for AIS certification

There are three certification authorities in India that conduct the AIS certification. These are:

International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)




Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)




– Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

Since 2021, a special cooperation agreement connects iCAT and MPR International. This agreement guarantees a fast and efficient certification process for our clients.


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

You can also watch this video on our Video Channel.

What is the difference between ARAI certification, AIS approval and TAC registration?

Terms like ARAI approval, AIS registration or TAC registration always refer to the same certification. These abbreviations are often used synonymously. TAC (Type Approval Certificate) is a very common term that can often be found in connection with automotive certification because most automotive products need this type of certification. Meanwhile, ARAI is the most well-known authority for certification of automotive parts in India, and therefore it is also frequently mentioned. However, the most accurate term to use is AIS certification, as it refers to the concrete permissible Indian standards.

Another term that is sometimes mentioned is Conformity of Production (COP) Certification, as Conformity of Production refers to the testing of quality assurance in production, one of the most important steps in the AIS certification process.


Which products are covered by ARAI certification?

ARAI certification is required for automotive components. These products all have in common that they are subject to safety or electromagnetic compatibility requirements.

Currently it concerns for example the following products:

– Automotive Electronics

– Tyres

– Brake Hoses

– Lights

– Seat belts

– Door locks

– Fuel tanks

You can find a current list of all products on our subpage “AIS relevant components“.


How does the process for ARAI registration in India work?

The Indian regulation No.126 of the CMVR defines the certification process of ARAI approvals. This certification process is similar to the CCC certification for the Chinese market.

Depending on the product category there are the following certification steps:

  1. Comprehensive application with required documents.
  2. Product testing in India
  3. On-site production inspection
  4. Granting of ARAI certificates upon successful application.
  5. Marking with the AIS certification mark.

The steps of the process differ depending on the type of product. In the case of safety-relevant components, for example, not only the product must be inspected in India, but also the production line on the manufacturer’s premises. However, under certain conditions, electromagnetic compatibility tests of automotive electronics can also be carried out by so-called witness tests at the manufacturer’s premises and do not have to be carried out separately in India.



The product tests as well as the AIS certification/ TAC certification itself can be carried out at various authorities, such as the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) or the ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology).

The process of ARAI certification for automotive products according to the Indian AIS (Automotive Industry Standard) can be challenging and complex. Efficient communication with the Indian authorities as well as the accurate preparation of all relevant documents and test samples are essential for the successful application and implementation of AIS certification.


Our service package for your AIS certification

Are you interested in the certification of products and automotive parts for the Indian market? Then please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • We will check for you without obligation whether your product is subject to the AIS certification obligation
  • We will prepare a non-binding offer for TAC type approval to give you an idea of the costs and effort involved
  • When you order our services, we will guide you through the complete certification process of type approval in India. We take care of all communication with the Indian authorities, advise you on filling out the application documents, handle the product tests in India and support you with the marking
  • We pay all application and testing fees to the Indian authorities
  • We make sure that your certification process runs as smoothly and quickly as possible and that your efforts are kept to a minimum


More information on ARAI certification

Here you can find more information about our AIS All-Inclusive Package.

We are happy to support you with the AIS certification and are also at your disposal for any questions you may have. Please send us an email or call us at +49-69-2713769261.

Do you have any questions regarding certifications? If so, please do not hesitate to contact us via chat. You will find the chat window at the bottom right of each page (if this is not visible, please check your browser settings).

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For further information about AIS certification please read our free info package “AIS/TAC Certification – Guide“.

You can read more about BIS on the overview for BIS certification for electronic devices.

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