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.
ABS also offers remote surveys and remote audits for existing ABS clients of Type Approval, External Specialists, Service Providers, and Equipment and Material Manufacturers. If you are an existing client of ABS and would like to order a remote survey or audit, refer to the guidance below on how to access the ABS Remote Survey platform. You can also watch our webinar for more information about remote surveys and audits for manufacturers and service providers.
Type Approval (PDA)
Approved Service Providers
Welding and Non-destructive Examination (NDE)
ABS Statement of Compliance Survey
EN 10204 3.2 Material Verification
Independent Laboratory for US Coast Guard (Survey)
Manufacturer's Assessment for Type Approval
Existing ABS clients with an account can order all eligible surveys and audits remotely for certification after registering for our user friendly, web-based platform. Once the survey or audit requests are submitted along with supporting information, an ABS surveyor reviews the request to ensure all criteria are met, including Flag State approval when necessary. Clients then have the option to interact within a mobile-friendly environment to easily capture and transmit all required videos, images and documentation while onboard in both a connected and disconnected environment that sync seamlessly. Additionally, clients can choose to use the web-based platform to submit all required documentation from an office environment. All of this allows you to order and conduct your remote surveys and audits – Anytime. Anywhere. Any Way.
We offer an easy and simple 4-step process to request your remote surveys and audits.