Authorized Inspection Agency Accreditation

Accredited Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIAs) are responsible for performing inspections of ASME pressure equipment Certificate Holders during the manufacturing process.  

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About the ASME Authorized Inspection Agency Accreditation Program

An Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) is an organization that meets the criteria of the ASME QAI-1 standard, "Qualifications for Authorized Inspection" and that is accredited by the Society pursuant to the provisions set forth in Part 4 of the ASME QAI-1 standard to provide AIA services.

Authorized Inspection Agencies include:

  • Jurisdictional Authorities: A jurisdiction that accepts and does administer one or more construction code sections of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) as a means to satisfy legal or regulatory requirements.
  • Insurance Companies: An insurance company which has been licensed, or registered, by the appropriate authority of a state of the United States of America, or of a province of Canada, to write boiler and pressure vessel insurance in such state or province.
  • Independent Third-Party Inspection Organizations: A company in the business of providing third party inspection services, which has government recognition to perform inspection and design reviews for boilers and pressure vessels.


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