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Submission Requirements for National Registration of Fitting Designs

A fitting manufacturer may choose to register a fitting design in provinces or territories in addition to Alberta. The Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) offers a one-window service to fitting manufacturers wishing to register their designs in multiple Canadian provinces and territories. The manufacturer makes one submission and deals with one agency. The following describes the process and documents required for ABSA to apply for a fitting design registration in other provinces and territories on your behalf.

Some jurisdictions will exempt entire fitting categories from registration. It is the submitter’s responsibility to be informed of the categories and jurisdictions where fitting registration is not required. The following links are examples of the category of fittings exempt from registration in other jurisdictions:

ABSA DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • One (1) completed Design Registration Application Form AB-31. On this application check all jurisdictions for National Registration or indicate which additional jurisdictions you require for registration. Place this form on top of the application packages.
  • Two (2) original and completed Statutory Declaration Forms AB-41 for each of the jurisdictions.

Note: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut are covered under one jurisdictional review and they are processed by ACI Central Inc. ACIC requires their own “Universal Statutory Declaration Form” along with a “Fitting Information Form” both forms are available on their website at www.acicrn.com. All other jurisdictions will accept the Alberta Statutory Declaration, ABSA Form AB-41.

For example: if you require registration in all the Jurisdictions including Alberta, you would submit twelve (12) AB-41 forms, two (2) Uniform Statutory Declaration forms and one (1) Fitting Information form.

  • One (1) copy of the manufacturer’s QC Certificate and/or ISO:9001 certificate for each provincial application.

Note: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut are covered under one jurisdictional review and they are processed by ACI Central Inc.

For example: if registration is required across Canada, a total of seven (7) copies of a QC Certificate are required.(i.e. one each for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and ACIC).

  • Two (2) copies of the design data on the fittings, (i.e. the catalogs and/or drawings) for each jurisdiction in which registration is required.

Note: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut are covered under one jurisdictional review and they are processed by ACI Central Inc.

For example: if registration is required across Canada, a total of fourteen (14) sets of documents are required. (i.e. two each for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and ACIC).

  • ALL documents larger than 8 ½” BY 11” MUST BE FOLDED
  • DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IN BINDERS, FOLDERS OR DUOTANGS
  • Mail applications to:

ABSA
Attn: Design Survey
9410 20 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6N 0A4
Canada

NATIONAL REGISTRATION PROCESS

Process step 1

Apply for and obtain an Alberta fitting registration. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted for registration in Alberta, you will be invoiced and your ABSA stamped set of documents will be returned to you.

Process step 2

ABSA will apply for and submit your documents to the selected jurisdictions as specified on the AB-31 form for their review.

Process step 3

Once all the registrations for the other jurisdictions are received, they will be forwarded to the submitter and submitter will then be invoiced.

Applicable Fees

  • ABSA will pay the applicable registration fees to the other jurisdictions on your behalf. Once the National Registration is complete, ABSA will invoice the submitter for the other jurisdiction registration fees, plus an ABSA one time administration fee of $560.26, despite how many jurisdictions the submitter applies for.
  • Courier and handling charges will be invoiced for each jurisdiction for which registration is requested.
  • GST will be charged where applicable.

ABSA can not confirm the registration and review processes fees in advance because they vary by jurisdiction.

An additional fee may apply, if the request to register in other jurisdictions is received after the Alberta registration has been completed.

Where possible, ABSA will answer any questions that may arise from other jurisdictions relating to your application. If we are unable to provide the answer, ABSA will then contact the submitter directly for a response.

Last modified: September 7, 2016