PCI Certification is one of the most valuable investments you can make in your company's future. PCI Certified Plants, regardless of size or product offering, find value in certification - helping them improve quality, efficiency and adding credibility in the marketplace.
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PCI certifies the quality planning and the process of manufacturing precast and prestressed concrete components according to requirements specifically developed for the types of products being manufactured which provides greater assurance to owners, architects, engineers, and contractors that precast concrete components will be manufactured and installed according to stringent industry standards. The PCI Plant Certification Program ensures each plant has developed and documented an in-depth, in-house quality system, and provides third party attestation or Certification to the plants, by providing each plant two thorough, unannounced audits each year, conducted by competent and independent engineers. This helps PCI certified plants stay competitive while meeting the needs of their stakeholders in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner.
The process starts with your company completing an application. Below is a brief overview of the steps. While the overall timeframe to achieve certification varies greatly, the average time is four to six months.
The overall process can take three to six months for plants that are ready to be audited. If you are not PCI Certified, you may not be eligible to bid on a project since there is no quarantee that a plant will become certified in time to manufacture precast products.
Once a company plant has completed all of the certification requirements and have maintained certification for one year, the company is eligible for PCI membership. This is very beneficial for many reasons, including a substantial discount on your PCI Certification fees.
Please note; PCI has regional organizations that cover many areas of the country. Membership in these organizations can benefit your company. Plants that are geographically located in the area of a PCI Chapter are required to join that Chapter as a condition of PCI Membership.