Technical Evaluation Reports

DrJ simplifies the building code compliance process for innovators and is the only ANAB Accredited Third-Party Certification Body to stand behind its certifications with a professional engineering seal. 

DrJ’s Technical Evaluation Reports (TERs) evaluate a product or process based on the model building codes, state building codes, referenced standards, or other industry standards as appropriate to each individual evaluation. In addition to codes and standards, accepted engineering procedures and professional engineering evaluation are used. DrJ provides demonstrated equivalency to materials, products, or methods of construction approved by the code per IBC Section 104.11

In market terms, “ICC approval” refers to agencies that are accredited by a recognized accreditation body of the International Accreditation forum (IAF). Examples of companies accredited by ANAB include DrJ, ICC-ES, IAPMO, Intertek, and UL. Each accredited certification body, as a code-defined approved agency, is qualified to practice within its specified “accreditation scopes.” See DrJ’s scope of expertise.

If you are interested in working with DrJ to create a TER for a new product or process, more information is provided below. Please contact the DrJ team if you would like to discuss further or receive a proposal.

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New TER Development

DrJ looks forward to collaborating with you on your new TER. To streamline the process, you can pull together relevant testing data, installation instructions, and quality control (QC) documentation. If you don’t have this information yet, don’t worry! DrJ’s family of companies is available to assist you with necessary testing and background required to start the report. From there, DrJ will review your information and partner with you to establish a scope of work and draft a TER that meets your product certification objectives. (Reference DrJ's full procedures for TER development here.)

Annual Review of TERs

DrJ reviews all TERs annually to confirm continued code compliance. In order to do this, the following are or may be required from the client:


Quality Control (QC) is key to the certification process, as it allows DrJ to certify that the current product continues to perform as specified in the TER. Therefore, a signed contract between the manufacturer and an approved third party inspection agency is required, and the third party in-plant quality assurance inspections listed in the contract must be carried out. While the frequency of inspections may be more or less depending on the product type, inspections are generally performed on a quarterly basis.

Verification Test

Verification testing compares the current product to the original tested values. Verification testing is not required for all certified products. However, many clients find it helpful in understanding their product and improving both their QC system and the quality of their product.

Quality Control (QC) Manual Edits

Along with any changes to the TER, the QC Manual must be reviewed and updated every year and the updated version sent to DrJ for review and approval. DrJ will keep a signed copy of the QC Manual and reference it during the review process. 


Revision of TERs 

Revisions to TERs may be made at any time for anything from a product name change to a new product attribute.

Additional Listees or Private Labels 

Is your product distributed or manufactured by another company? If so, you may request to add them to the TER so the product distributed or produced by another company is certified as well. Additional listees will be required to complete and submit an additional listee form as an appendix to the original TER application supplied by DrJ. 

If a private label TER is required, the original report holder may authorize a duplicate TER under the name of a distributor. In this case, the content of the TER created will be linked to the original report holder’s TER. Any revisions requested for either the private label or the master TER will be made to both documents.

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