New Construction AIAs
For new construction, an Authorized Inspection Agency is an entity that meets the qualification and definition described in NB-360, National Board Acceptance of Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIA) Accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Authorized Inspection Agencies seeking acceptance by the National Board should:
See Listing of AIAs for New Construction.
Inservice Inspection AIAs
For inservice inspection, an Authorized Inspection Agency is either a jurisdiction as defined in the National Board Constitution or an entity that is accredited in accordance with NB-369, Accreditation of Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIA) Performing Inservice or Repair/Alteration Inspection Activities. AIAs seeking accreditation by the National Board should:
See Listing of AIAs for Inservice Inspection.
Federal Inspection Agencies
A Federal Inspection Agency (FIA) is an entity accredited in accordance with NB-390, Accreditation of Federal Inspection Agencies. Entities seeking accreditation by the National Board should complete NB-463, Application for the National Board Certificate of Accreditation/Acceptance for Authorized Inspection Agencies (AIA), Federal Inspection Agencies (FIA) and Owner Users (OUIO) (en Español).