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ISI Certification Scheme

Discover the World of ISI Certification Scheme: Simplifying Procedures for Manufacturers, Foreign and Domestic

Introduction To ISI Certification Scheme

Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) is a statuary body established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

Standardization in BIS supports economic growth, enhances competitiveness, and fosters technological developments.
BIS carries out various certification schemes, out of all those schemes, the ISI mark registration is one of the oldest and most trusted schemes. ISI scheme(scheme I of Schedule II) enables to do manufacturer, Importer/and do sales of product that fall under ISI-scheme.
Industrial and domestic product categories are the dominant categories under this scheme. The scheme is mandatory as well as voluntary in nature for product categories.
The ISI certification scheme is specifically tailored for foreign manufacturers, catering to their unique product requirements.
However, it is important to note that the applicants for the ISI scheme are the firms, manufacturers, or factories engaged in the production of the products, regardless of their origin.
Consequently, the certification also extends its applicability to domestic manufacturers, ensuring a comprehensive coverage across different production sectors.
The ISI certification scheme primarily targets overseas or foreign manufacturers, while also encompassing domestic manufacturers who are engaged in the production of the relevant products and seek to obtain the ISI license.

Who Can Apply?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, formerly known as DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology), introduced a scheme called CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) in 2012

Procedure in detail

Product certification scheme
The scheme aims to grant ISI license to domestic/local manufacturers situated in India in order to bear BIS standard mark on their products.

Normal procedure


  1. Documentation preparation followed by submission of application in online portal.
  2. Factory audit/inspection by BIS officials
  3. Separate testing of product in BIS recognized labs as per relevant Indian standards.
  4. Grant of license to domestic manufacturers/applicant by BIS.

Simplified procedure

The procedure is similar to “Normal procedure” except the fact that manufacturer has to upload the test report of the product from a third-party lab along with other requisite document while filing the application in portal and BIS allots a temporary ISI license number to the manufacturer after successful audit/inspection of the factory.

Timeline for certification: 30-50 days once application is submitted

Procedure in detail

Foreign manufacturer certification scheme (FMCS):
BIS has been operating FMCS (Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme) for foreign manufacturers since 2000. The aim of this scheme is to provide third-party guarantee, quality, safety and reliability of products to the end customer. Post successful completion of registration, manufacturers will be able to paste the ISI standard Mark on their registered products at the time of import.

Following is the link of product categories covered under mandatory ISI scheme:

Timeline for certification: 5-6 months after hardcopy submission of documents in BIS

FMCS Procedure


1.Document preparation for application to be submitted in BIS head office


2.Planning and coordination of factory audit/inspection by BIS official

3. Separate testing of product in BIS lab as per relevant Indian standard

4. Scrutiny of submitted reports and documents followed by issuance of license number (CM/L No. XXXXXXXXX)

Document preparation

Application filing
Portal creation

Payment processing
Coordination with BIS official for audit

Expedite on certification timeline
Physical meeting with BIS official if required

How can C-PRAV Help?

Our team is well versed with the procedure, products and standards for ISI scheme to go through this scheme hassle free. Our direct engagement with people from the field also help us to achieve our client’s requirement and enquiry. Our technical team are well updated with the standards till date covered in BIS and the subsequent product being impacted. We also have our partner across the globe by whom we have a good hand on global standards and compliance requirement as well. For ISI scheme, our team would be an apt support system who could help manufacturers in the areas listed to the left

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA