Inspections for the Listing Program

Qualifying Inspections

Prior to publication of a new ICC-ES listing report, there must be a qualifying inspection of the facilities manufacturing products to be recognized in the listing. The qualifying inspection is intended to verify that the manufactured products are consistent with the products identified in the listing, and that the manufacturer has documented and effectively implemented a quality control system that meets all requirements of the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Quality Documentation (AC10).

Below are current copies of Appendices A and B of AC10, and the ICC-ES Qualifying Inspection Report (Form Q-21). During the product evaluation process, Appendices A and B must be filled out by the listing applicant and submitted to ICC-ES, to provide essential information on the quality system under which the product is manufactured. The Q-21 report is completed during the factory qualifying inspection. Copies of the Q-21 are left with the manufacturer and forwarded to the ICC-ES technical staff for follow-up.

Click here to download Appendix A of AC10.

Click here to download Appendix B of AC10.

Click here (for better viewing, save as a Word file) to download the Qualifying Inspection Report (Form Q-21).

Follow-up Inspections

Facilities manufacturing the products are also subject to regular, usually annual, inspections by an ICC-ES representative, with the results of these inspections reported to ICC-ES on a form we call the Q-24 (Follow-up Inspection Report).

Click here to download Form Q-24

During all inspections related to ICC-ES listings, the inspector will:

  • Review both the manufacturer’s quality documentation and the effective implementation of the quality system.
  • Review any special requirements in the listing that may need to be touched upon during the inspection.
  • Specify any discrepancies between conditions at the manufacturing plant and ICC-ES requirements.
  • Document Corrective Action Requests (CARs), which, in general, must be resolved within 30 days of the inspection.