American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Products and Services Vendor Certification and Verification

Approval and Certification for Products and Services

Easy, Efficient Approval and Certification

From service provider approval to materials certification to type approval, ABS offers a wide range of services to support your approval and certification needs. With a long history of providing approval and certification services to both the marine and offshore industries, ABS has the knowledge and experience to assist with virtually any product or service. Our global workforce of accomplished surveyors and engineers deliver unparalleled flexibility and responsiveness to meet all of your approval and certification needs.


Quality Approval and Certification Made Easy - Four Easy Steps

We’ve made the process to apply for approval and certification intuitively easy.

Step 1 – Submit a request via online webform.

Step 2 – Our dedicated team reviews your request and responds to you by email.

Step 3 – When required, you'll receive instructions to upload documentation.

Step 4 – ABS sends you notification of approval or certification.

Need more details about different approval and certification programs at ABS? Explore more information about our programs below.

Approval and Certification Services

Type Approval Services

Material Manufacturers

External Specialists

Service Providers



EU Marine Equipment Directive

EU Mutual Recognition: Manufacturers

Container Certification Services

Periodic Container Inspections




Welding and NDE Testing

Independent Lab for USCG

Statement of Compliance