To ensure quality products be sold in the Indian markets, certain standards were introduced in the Indian markets after the Independence. ISI stands for ‘Indian Standards Institute’ the former name of the BIS and is identified with unique license number with seven digits (CM/L -XXXXXX).
Manufacturers have to acquire this ISI certification from India’s highest governing body i.e. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to sell specific products in India. ISI certification Mark on market products guarantees that manufacturing of the product has gone through the high-quality checks and follows regulation set by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

At IndiaNexus we are here to guide you on complete step by step registration process that will ensure ISI certification of respective products.
Registration Process:
  • Application form filing with all the govt. laws and procedures
  • Assist in locating the right BIS approved test laboratories
  • Visit and Testing product sample assistance
  • Managing the complete documentation
  • Coordinate with the requirements and specification
  • Smoothing the whole process until the final certification
Domestic Manufacturers Certification Scheme: Under this certification,an applicant is required to submit the application form to the local BIS Branch office after which a preliminary evaluation takes place by the corresponding BIS officer. Manufacturer place is checked for its capability, technical personnel and samples for independent testing. Grant of license is considered after a sample product passes the regular testing with respective Indian standards.The whole process generally takes around 4 months and 6 months in case of all India first licenses. There are also specific laboratories which test products and then these reports are needed to submit along with application form. With verification and testing, the acceptable license is granted too.
Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS):This certification is given to foreign manufacturers for using Indian Certification mark on their products except Electronics & IT Goods notified by DeitY.
ECO Mark Scheme:Under this product certification schemes ECO Mark is applied to the products that are specified to Environment-friendly products only. The whole process is same with some specific manufacturer’s policy to follow separately.
NORMAL PROCEDURE FOR LICENSE GRANT
The procedure for granting the BIS certification license begins with the submission of the application on the application form prescribed by the manufacturer wishing to obtain the license. When reviewing the application and the documents attached to the facilitation desk, if the application is complete in all respects, an application number is recorded and assigned.
PRELIMINARY INSPECTION
The preliminary inspection of the unit is carried out on the date allocated after the registration of the order. During this inspection, the company's capabilities and manufacturing controls, quality control techniques, available testing facilities, and the technical skills of the personnel are assessed. Samples of the products are tested and also extracted for analysis at the laboratories specified for the product. Fees for preliminary visits are billed at the rate set by the BIS from time to time. The applicant must pay the costs of the test established during a preliminary visit to an independent test. During preliminary checks, tests and control procedures, the product marking rate is discussed with the applicant's administration.
LICENSING
The license for the use of the standard trademark on a product is granted only after the BIS has guaranteed the manufacturer's ability to manufacture the product in accordance with the corresponding Indiana standard on a continuous basis. This is done through a preliminary factory assessment to determine the manufacturer's ability to produce the goods in accordance with the Indian standard, including raw materials, manufacturing process, manufacturing capacity and control facilities. including test equipment and monitoring staff. Samples are tested at the factory. Simultaneously, samples are also taken for analysis in independent laboratories to assess their compliance with the relevant standard. The manufacturer must agree to use a well-defined testing and inspection program, as approved from time to time by BIS, which prescribes specific tests and their frequency of completion. The manufacturer must also agree to pay the fees set by the BIS for the product. The license is granted only if the manufacturer accepts these conditions and if the inspection and test reports at the factory are satisfactory.
VALIDITY
The initial period of validity of the license is one year. The license may be renewed for an additional period of one to two years, subject to satisfactory exploitation of the license, as observed during periodic inspections, factory tests and independent samples taken at the factory and on the market.
LIST OF PRODUCTS UNDER MANDATORY CERTIFICATION Mentioned at BIS
  • Cement (13 )
  • Household Electrical Goods
  • Batteries
  • Food and related products
  • Oil pressure stoves
  • Automobile accessories
  • Cylinders, Valves and Regulators
  • Medical Equipment
  • Steel Products
  • Stainless Steel Products
  • Electrical Transformers
  • Electrical Motors
  • Capacitors
Note: Any individual or manufacturer found to use these ISI marks illegally can be penalized under the Indian Penal Code with imprisonment upto one year or fine upto Rs 50,000 or both.