Product Certification Overview


In the mid 1980s it was felt necessary to confer a statutory status to ISI’s functioning which led to the enactment of the BIS Act 1986. ISI was renamed as the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), to promote harmonious development of standardization, and quality certification of goods, with a clearly defined statutory powers. The Act has now been revised as BIS Act, 2016 and establishes BIS as the National Standards Body.

Products under Compulsory Certifications



Product Certification Process

  • check-icons Scheme – I
  • check-icons Guideline for Grant of Licence
  • check-icons Guideline for Suspension and Revocation of Suspension of Licence
  • check-icons Guideline for Change in Scope of Licence
  • check-icons Guideline for Renewal of Licence
  • check-icons Guideline for Retesting of samples
  • check-icons Guideline for Operation of Licence

Product Specific Guidelines

  • check-icons Product Manuals
  • check-icons Scheme of Inspection and Testing
  • check-icons Grouping Guidelines


  • check-icons Marking Fees

Testing Facilities

  • check-icons IS wise search facility for Laboratories

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the procedure for obtaining BIS licence?

Guidelines for Grant of licence for Certification Scheme – I

2. What is Indian Standard Number for my Product?

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3. What is the fee structure?

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