Registration of an item with the National Board involves the manufacturer submitting an original manufacturer’s data report to the National Board for permanent retention. Registration is more than record retention; it represents the culmination of a three-step process, including the design and construction of an item in accordance with the ASME Code (or CSA B51), the inspection by a National Board commissioned inspector, and the final documentation certifying compliance with the code of construction.
Any manufacturer meeting the requirements of NB-264, Criteria for Registration may become authorized to register. There is no charge to become authorized to register, but there is a fee for each item registered. To apply for authorization to register, please go to Application for Authorization to Register.
Manufacturers may register printed original data reports or may set up a National Board EDT account and register items electronically.
A Brief History of National Board Registration is included for reference.
A listing of manufacturers and repair organizations authorized to register is presented in a searchable format in the Manufacturer & Repair Directory.