Applying for a TER

An outline of the step by step process for obtaining a TER:

  1. Contact DrJ, an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited certification body, to discuss your building design, product and/or method of construction.

  2. DrJ will provide a proposal for the TER work, which will need to be signed and returned.

  3. Complete the TER application and provide the required information, which may include:

    • Test reports and/or test data from ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing facilities or professional engineering sources
    • Engineering analyses performed by professional engineering sources
    • Quality Control Manual specified in QF 24 DrJ Quality Control Criteria
    • A signed contract between the manufacturer and an approved third party inspection agency
    • A signed contract between the manufacturer and DrJ defining the scope of work for each party.
    • Most recent inspection (quality audit) reports showing compliance with requirements of your quality management system, if available.
    • Installation instructions and associated application/installation details (i.e., CAD, Revit, etc.)
  4. After reviewing and accepting the application materials, will provide an initial draft of the TER for review along with any questions or comments that need to be addressed.

  5. Review the draft TER and collaborate with DrJ staff to clarify questions and comments.

  6. Once all requirements are met, DrJ approves the TER.

  7. DrJ lists the certified TER online, where TERs can be sealed by a professional engineer.

  8. Fulfill the requirements to maintain your TER, which may include:

    • Regularly submitting QC and QA data
    • Immediately informing DrJ of any design, product or manufacturing process changes
    • Collaborating with DrJ staff on annual reviews
    • Complying with all DrJ policies regarding the avoidance of conflicts of interest and risks to impartiality


Contact DrJ today to explore the possibilities