Philadelphia Special Inspection Program

The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Department of Licenses and Inspection has established a Special Inspection Program to establish minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards. Qualifications under the new program require organizations (agencies) providing special inspection services to the City to register with the Department within 18 months of enactment of the Ordinance. One option offered to satisfy the rule is for agencies to maintain accreditation as a special inspection agency from the International Accreditation Service (IAS) with a defined scope of accreditation issued by IAS that lists the special inspection services for which an agency is qualified. To read more about the City of Philadelphia requirements, click here.

IAS Special Inspection Agency Accreditation Requirements

The IAS program requires special inspection agencies to operate under a documented and implemented management system that is periodically assessed at the agency's offices and in the field to determine its competency to perform specific inspections or types of inspections.

IAS accreditation is based on the on-site assessment of a special inspection agency's management system, its inspection procedures, the competence of its inspection staff, and its reporting procedures. For more information on this program, please see the links below.

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City of Philadelphia Contacts

Department of Licenses and Inspections
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 311 or 215-686-8686 (outside of the City of Philadelphia)

IAS Contacts

Mr. Akshay Mishra, P.E.
Program Manager - Eastern Operations
International Accreditation Service, Inc.
Ph: (914) 488-5200
Cell: (914) 610-0025

Mr. Lawrence J. O'Connor, P.E., L.S.
New York Representative
International Accreditation Service, Inc.
Delanson, NY 12053
Ph: (646) 504-0556

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