Welcome to the ABS Type Approval Program
There are International and National Standards, such as SOLAS, the Fire Code and the Marine Equipment Directive, that require Type Approval. ABS can assist in compliance with these standards. However, the ABS Type Approval program is voluntary and commences with applications to the ABS Technical offices.
There is a drop down menu in the request for information e mail form. (click on contact us)
We recommend you start the process with the technical staff that is in your time zone and geographic area.
Once you are participating in the program, local Survey offices will also be identified.
Search for Products in the Type Approval database
Tips for browsing the database:
Download the Application Form
Download the Request Form for a Duplicated PDA
Download a Declaration of Absence of Asbestos
View the Terms & Conditions of ABS Type Approval
Or browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions
To Learn More: please contact the ABS location nearest to you to discuss this program with an ABS engineer.