VR Stamp Accreditation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: VR Stamp Certificate of Authorization Program

The National Board Pressure Relief Department and Testing Laboratory receives common inquiries regarding VR stamp accreditation. The following is a review of frequently asked questions and answers.
Q: How long does it usually take to acquire a VR stamp?
A: With a successful shop review and verification testing, it usually takes between 2-3 months from application process to receipt of certificate and stamp. 
Q: Before my company’s VR shop review, is it required to attend the National Board Pressure Relief Valve Repair (VR) seminar?
A: No, it is not required. However, we do recommend attending the National Board VR seminar because it is designed specifically for individuals who will perform this type of work.
Q: Which parts of the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) do I need in order to prepare for my company’s VR shop review?
A: It is required that applicants have on hand all three (3) parts of the NBIC.
Q: How do I order another VR stamp?
A: Please submit a written request and the amount of $60 (for loan of the stamp) to our office. 
For more information regarding the VR stamp Certificate of Authorization program, click here. 
Test Lab and Pressure Relief Operations Contact Information
Mailing Address:
7437 Pingue Drive
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: 614.888.8320
Fax: 614.848.3474