SEI Program Requirements

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The SEI Certification Process

Join 150+ manufacturers who use SEI to certify over 2,500 product models. SEI staff is here to guide you through the certification process every step of the way.

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– Submit SEI certification application.

– Remit payment of all SEI fees (one-time application fee, annual participation and model fee, product testing fee, initial quality audit fee).

– Submit a copy of product liability insurance to demonstrate adequate coverage. Include endorsement form to add SEI as additional insured for products/completed operations.

– Complete and submit a product submittal form for each model that will be certified, including product description(s).

– Arrange for test samples to be sent directly to the appropriate test laboratory along with a copy of the submittal form.

Stage 2 – Testing and Approvals

– SEI completes product testing and initial quality audit.

– SEI confirms which products are compliant and may bear the SEI certification mark.

– Apply SEI mark to your product(s)

Stage 3 – Audits and Maintenance

– Perform periodic testing to confirm continued compliance to applicable standard.

– Participate in annual surveillance audits to verify continued compliance of the manufacturer's quality system.

– Select samples to represent each certified model and submit to SEI laboratory for annual certification testing.

– Remit annual fees (surveillance audits, annual re-certification product testing, annual participation, annual certification per model).

– Notify SEI of any changes to the certified product or quality systems. Any changes will be assessed by SEI and the manufacturer will be notified of any required actions.

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