Get Certified

Welcome to the new and improved Get Certified section of the BPI website! The content in these pages is designed to give current and prospective BPI members all of the information needed to navigate the certification process as efficiently as possible. There is a lot of information here, and it is worth setting aside the time to go through the pages in sequential order to make sure no important details are missed. 

Each of the 6 steps in the Certification Process has a page dedicated to it:

This page helps the applicant prepare for the process by discussing BPI Eligibility Requirements, Licensing vs. Sublicensing, Costs, Timeframe, Required Paperwork, and Invoicing. 

This page provides information on required tests, the costs and potential timeframes for those tests, specific information about Heavy Metals testing, thCertification Scheme, and BPI-Approved Labs. 

This page describes the involvement of BPI’s third-party technical review partner, DIN CERTCO, and what the applicant needs to do to have products and test results evaluated by DIN CERTCO.

BPI requires that all products and packaging display a version of the BPI Certification Mark. This page describes the review process that ensures the use of the BPI Mark meets the license agreement requirements.   

This page details the paperwork requirements that come at the end of the process, as well as highlighting how final invoicing works.

Congratulations! This page explains what to expect when the process is done, and how things like Certification Mark files, Certificates, Listings in the BPI online database, and signing of the License Agreement are handled. 

In addition to the 6 process pages, there are FAQ pages for EligibilitySublicensing, Modifications and Labeling, as well as a Certification Checklist, a consolidated list of all BPI Documents, and a current list of BPI-Approved Labs

The BPI Certification Process

BPI is a science-driven organization that supports a shift to the circular economy by promoting the production, use, and appropriate end of lives for materials and products that are designed to fully biodegrade in specific biologically active environments.

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