CertMark International suspended as CodeMark product certification body

Posted: 12 July 2019

Building Controls Update 251
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As of 10 July 2019, CertMark International Pty Ltd’s (CMI) accreditation as a CodeMark Product Certification Body (PCB) under the Building Act 2004 has been suspended by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ).

The suspension is due to CMI not meeting CodeMark accreditation requirements. The suspension may be lifted by JAS-ANZ if CMI resolves the issues that led to its suspension. CMI has until 1 October 2019 to resolve these issues and demonstrate it meets the accreditation requirements.

While suspended, CMI cannot perform any of the functions of a CodeMark PCB, including accepting or evaluating new certification applications, revising existing certificates, or undertaking surveillance activities for existing certificate holders.

All current CodeMark product certificates issued by CMI remain valid, and can continue to be relied on by Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) as long as they remain on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) CodeMark New Zealand product certificate register. MBIE recommends BCAs check the register before issuing any new building consents involving certificates issued by CMI.

MBIE will be working with CMI's certificate holders to help ensure any upcoming surveillance is carried out by another accredited PCB.

JAS-ANZ is appointed by MBIE and is responsible for the accreditation and ongoing monitoring of PCBs for the CodeMark scheme.

To see a current list of accredited PCBs, visit Applying for CodeMark.

To confirm the status of a product certificate, please check MBIE’s Product certificate register.

Any questions regarding the suspension of CMI can be sent to products@mbie.govt.nz.

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