Introduction to ISI Certification 
Introduction to ISI Certification 

Introduction to ISI Certification 

Introduction to ISI Certification

ISI is the abbreviated form of “Indian Standards Institute”,

a body formed in India to create standards for products to maintain

quality and commercial growth. ISI provides quality mark for

the industrial items in India. ISI was developed by Bureau

of Indian Standards (BIS), India formerly known as Indian Standards Institute.

ISI mark is a certification mark for commercial products in India.

ISI Registration Certificate or ISI Certification is mandatory for the companies

who are willing to sell products in India. Industries must

have good quality and safe to use products in order to qualify for ISI Certification.

ISI Standards for Products

For some categories of items, ISI Certification is mandatory.

There are approximately 19,000 standards across 16 categories

of products viz. plastics, steel products, packaged drinking water,

vehicles, cements, textiles, food products, household electrical items, leather products, wood products etc.

Getting ISI Certification

Businesses from all countries are eligible to apply for ISI Certificate

in India. The manufacturers who offer quality in their products have

the capability to claim and get their business certified with ISI Mark.

BIS grants ISI certificate after sending an agent to confirm the accuracy

or after testing the industrial item in the approved laboratory and issues the licensed ISI mark as a quality mark. The ISI mark is issued to a factory item after it has been fully tested by BIS laboratory. After successful testing, the product is ready to launch in the marked with the ISI mark imprinted on it.

Misuse of ISI Mark

Beware of fake ISI mark containing merely logo and not the mandatory 7-digit license number and also the IS number on top of the ISI mark, designating the Indian standard for that industrial item. This bad practice is common in nowadays. In this case the industrialist or the culprit may get one year of imprisonment, a fine of rupees fifty thousand rupees or both.