An independent UKAS accredited provider of 3rd party certification in support of fire safety and security

The Certification Process

A process you can trust

You think your services and products are great; your clients are constantly telling you that this is the case, but can you evidence it?

We appreciate that the process of auditing and certification approval can seem a daunting one to go through, especially if it’s the first time to be undertaken. However, we will guide you efficiently through the process and make sure achieving certification is a benefit and not a burden for you, your team or your business.

Aligning to a Scheme

In order to be certified, it is vital to align your company or organisation to a certain certification scheme. If you are unclear on which would be most relevant, our helpful team will be only too happy to discuss your requirements and help you to determine the best one.

This will also give you helpful insights into whether your product, process or system meets all initial requirements.
Kiwa Infographic: The Path to Certification
Often all the requirements, regulations and laws that apply to a product, process or (management) system that you want certifying are described in some kind of scheme guideline.

Such a document will have been drawn up by a board of experts, often representing all parties involved in a certain market sector or profession, such as clients, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and authorities. The scheme guideline forms the basis for certification.

The board of experts may also determine the qualifications for auditors and inspectors (who assess what has been laid down in the guideline) and sets the frequency and request for audits.

IFCC is able to certificate fire doors to US standard alongside certification to British and European standards.

This will be particularly useful to manufacturers in the Gulf region where US standards are often specified. Certification is available against the following standards UL10c (2009) and NFPA 252-(2008).

5 simple steps to certification

Audit and Issuing of Certificates

Once you are ready to have your product, process, service or management system certified, an auditor from IFC Certification will audit it. He or she represents us as the independent third party (alongside yourself and those who have drawn up the guideline).

If the audit shows that the item to be certified item meets all requirements, you will receive the certificate and our certification quality mark (if applicable). If any defects are found, you will be required to implement improvement measures.
IFCC evaluates products by a process of type product testing, audit testing and assessment against defined criteria that establish a field of application to help ensure that products are specified and used within their approved scope.

To ensure traceability and consistency of production, IFC Certification routinely audits the manufacturer’s factory production control processes.

Certificated products are required to be labelled/marked to ensure traceability, even in completed buildings.

Monitoring Certification

After initial certification, an auditor from IFC Certification will routinely conduct ongoing visits to your company to see whether the product, process or system still meets the requirements and still warrants the certificate.

As the certificate holder, you have the right to use a quality mark, but you are obliged to observe the applicable requirements. If any anomalies are found, we may impose sanctions.

Scheme Example

SDI 00 V1 9 General Requirements for Installation Contractor Scheme (PDF 610kb)

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IFC Certification Ltd is an independent UKAS accredited provider of high quality customer focused third party certification in support of fire safety and security.

If you can’t find exactly what you are after from our website and would like to talk to one of a highly knowledgeable team, either for advice on joining a certification scheme or to discuss any element of your current certification status, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be delighted to here from you.

You can call us on +44 (0)1844 276920, email us at or simply fill in our quick and easy message form and we will get back to you.

What our clients say....

"IFC Certification is a responsive and helpful organisation. Their certification model was easy to implement within our business.

The team is a pleasure to speak with and they go out of their way to provide excellent service, support and advice. They are strict regarding compliance in a good way to the benefit of installers and ultimately to the people that occupy the buildings that we work in."
Michelle Moore
Operations Director, Mossford Construction Co Ltd

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