Approved Service Provider Certification

Service Provider

Service Providers are firms who perform specialized services that support manufacturing and or inspection of a product or system. This program is to provide recognition for organizations involved in manufacturing of materials and equipment in a shore-based facility. For those who can demonstrate conformance to ABS requirements and applicable industry standards, ABS offers recognition as an approved Service Provider.


Examples of eligible service specializations include, but are not limited to:
  • In-shop inspection methods
  • Nondestructive testing methods
  • Machining
  • Installation and/or maintenance of equipment (excluding onboard monitoring)
  • Welding fabrication (excluding WPS and WQR qualifications)
  • Material testing laboratories
  • Laser peening
  • Refurbishing and overhaul of equipment
  • CyberSafety Approval of Equipment per ABS Guide
  • Asset monitoring service in accordance with SMART Guide section 7
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Q1 and Q2 Audits
  • Other in-process manufacturing activities considered on a case by case basis

BENEFITS OF ABS Service Provider certification

  • Demonstrates commitment to safety
  • Searchable in the ABS global Approved Service Provider Database
  • Increases visibility and opportunity in the market
  • Helps prove an internal quality management process

Click here to begin the process of becoming an Approved Service Provider or to add new capabilities to your existing approval.

STEP 01 Complete the Approved Service Provider online form.
STEP 02 Documentation review
STEP 03 Facility audit
STEP 04 Practical demonstration
STEP 05 Satisfactory reporting
STEP 06 Issuance of certificate, valid for 5 years, subject to annual audits

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