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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Consulting

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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Training

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 BIS Certification

What is the BIS certification for the Indian market?

For certain types of products manufacturers are required to have BIS certification (ISI) or BIS registration (CRS) to import them into India. BIS Certification or BIS Registration issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) ensure the quality, safety and reliability of products in accordance with Indian Standards (IS). The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national certification body in India under the umbrella of the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. On April 1, 1987, it effectively replaced the Indian Standards Institution (ISI) organization and took over their functions.


There are two main types of Bureau if Indian Standards certifications:

 

BIS-Certification (ISI) Includes Factory Inspection (Scheme I, ISI Mark Scheme)

The Foreign Manufacturers Certification Department (FMCD) issues the BIS ISI certification for foreign manufacturers. Since 2000 this authority has been responsible for the BIS certificate under the umbrella of BIS. Rules and regulations under which ISI certification is granted are set out in the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS). All products that comply with the FMCS regulations are marked with the ISI logo, also known as the “BIS Standard Mark” or “ISI Mark” in accordance with ISI Mark Scheme I.

 

BIS-Registration (CRS) Without Factory Inspection (Scheme II)

The BIS registration under CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) was introduced in 2012 for 15 product categories. Since then, new products have been added in phases. Based on the regulations published by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), foreign products for the Indian market can also obtain BIS registration. The BIS-CRS registration mainly covers products in the IT, electronics and lighting categories, however the list of products subject to registration is constantly being expanded. This makes BIS registration according to CRS one of the most important and common registrations in India.

 

Which Products Need BIS for India?

Since new products are constantly being added to the BIS catalog, it makes sense to clarify the certification requirements of the individual products with the authorities. It is important to check whether BIS certification according to ISI (Scheme I) or BIS registration according to CRS (Scheme II) is required. We will be happy to assist you in checking if and which certification is required for your product.

The affected product groups include:

 

 

ISI-Mark: BIS-Certification CRS-Mark: BIS-Registration
·         Cables ·         Cameras
·         Safety glass ·         Power Supplies
·         Automotive Rims ·         LED Lights
·         Steel ·         Displays/Monitors

 


The complete list of products currently covered by the mandatory BIS- certification and BIS-CRS registration can be found here.

 

Certification Procedure for BIS ISI Certification and BIS Registration (CRS)

A factory inspection (at BIS-ISI certification) and follow-up testing may be required in addition to product testing. If a factory inspection is required, the auditors will select the test samples during the audit. This will result in a longer certification process.

 

 

The validity of the BIS certificate is two years, however additional tests may also be required during the validity period of the BIS certificate. The intervals at which the tests are required will depend on the testing standards for the product type. Any change to the product or manufacturing process will require retesting to maintain the certificate validity.

 

Changes Requiring Notification Include the Following:

  • Product design change
  • Change to the product structure (for example adding another layer of material to the housing)
  • Changes to a core component or “Key Components” (for example any electrical component)
  • Raw material change
  • Change of raw material suppliers

An update to the BIS regulations may require you to submit a change request for your product. It is important to always stay up to date with the regulations and testing standards that apply to your product.

Marking

After receiving the BIS certificate, you can mark your product. There are two markings that can be considered for your product:

BIS-Standard-Mark BIS-ISI-label
BIS-CRS Logo for BIS-Registration

 

BIS-ISI Logo (BIS Standard Mark) for BIS-Certification

Together with the marking license, the CM/L BIS license number (for BIS-ISI) or the R-number (for BIS-CRS) is also assigned. This will be a 7 or 8 digit number to simplify the identification of a product in the production plant.

 

AIR (Authorized Indian Representative)

The application for BIS approval must always be made through an
Authorized Indian Representative (AIR). This is a representative in India authorized by the manufacturer who acts as a local contact for the Indian authorities and is responsible for submitting applications.

 

Our Services

We guide you quickly and safely to BIS certification success.

MPR India Certification offers you a complete package and expert support for BIS certification and BIS registration (CRS).

 

  • A Personal contact for all questions on the subject of BIS
  • Clarification of the certification requirements for products and what type of certification is needed.
  • Application preparation (advice on the best way to complete all forms)
  • We will handle all communications with the certification authority on your behalf
  • We will handle all communications with the test lab on your behalf
  • Provision of a local Authorized India Representative (AIR)
  • Preparation and support of the audit for BIS-ISI certification
  • Advice on the creation of the marking label
  • Complete organization of the follow-up certification
  • Support in the revision of procedural instructions

Feel free to contact us

Phone: +49 69 2713769 261 (EU) or +1-773-654-2673 (US)
Email: info@certification-india.com

 

General information about BIS-ISI and BIS-CRS certification

 

Validity of the Certificate 2 years
Certification Estimated Timing BIS-ISI Certification: 4-6 months
BIS-CRS registration: 2-3 months
Marking BIS-ISI: Products must be marked with an
ISI logo
BIS-CRS: Products must be marked with the so-called
BIS-CRS logo
Testing Required? Yes
Factory Audit Required? Only with BIS-ISI
Representative in the country AIR (Authorized Indian Representative) required
Follow-Up Process Follow-up inspections at the plant are not currently implemented. However, the authority can request product tests during the certificate period.

 

FAQ

How do I know if my products require BIS certification (IS) or BIS registration (CRS)?
You can check our list of BIS-required products. You can also visit the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website for an overview of products requiring registration.
We recommend checking with BIS as Indian standards and regulations change frequently. We would be happy to assist you in this process.

How long does the BIS certification process take?
Depending on whether an audit is required for your product certification, the process usually takes 2-3 months (without audit for BIS-CRS registration) or 4-6 months (with audit for BIS-ISI certification).

How long is the BIS certificate valid?
The certificates are valid for 2 years. During these two years BIS may request random product audits.

What is the best way to prepare for BIS registration?
Product testing for the certification is done according to specific IS standards. Therefore, we recommend that you review the relevant product standards and Indian regulations. We will be happy to assist you if you have any questions.

Which plants need to be audited?
The audit for the BIS certification (ISI) always takes place at the production site of the product. If production takes place at several locations, the plant where the last quality-assuring production step takes place must be audited.

How do I have to label my products after certification?
Depending on the certification, products must be marked with the ISI logo (for BIS ISI) or the BIS CRS logo (for BIS registration under the Compulsory Registration Scheme CRS).

Does the Bureau of Indian Standards or other authorities inform BIS certificate holders about changes in the regulations?
No, the information is provided in English on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website. Unless a consulting firm is hired to monitor changes that affect the compliance of their products, companies must track regulation changes on their own.

 

Here is a brief video about the BIS certification, presented by Julian Busch, director of
MPR International GmbH:

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