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How to Become a BPI-Approved Lab

Thanks for your interest in becoming a BPI-approved lab. These independent laboratories conduct all of the compostability testing for BPI certifications.   BPI’s technical reviewer, DIN CERTCO, manages the lab approval process. 

  • Evaluation:  The complexity of the evaluation process varies based on the lab’s accreditation status.  In most cases, labs with relevant accreditation only require a review of their application, accreditation documents and their quality manual.  Labs without accreditation will require additional screening that includes an audit conducted by DIN CERTCO.
  • Fees:  An annual fee is paid to DIN CERTCO to maintain approved status.  This fee is approximately 270 EUR, and is waived for the first year a lab is approved. 
  • Renewal:  Labs undergo evaluation every five years to renew their approval.  Renewal fees start at 1,350 EUR, and are dependent upon the processes required for renewal.   

*The fees listed are approximate and may change over time.  For the most current fees, see  "Schedule of fees for the approval of testing laboratories and testing bodies.

For more information about becoming a BPI-approved lab, visit DIN CERTCO’s website or contact info@dincertco.de.



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