The NFRC Certification Agency Program (CAP) makes it possible for an entity or applicant to become certified to be a Licensed Inspection Agency (IA).
Under the Product Certification Program (PCP), fenestration product licensees (manufacturers, fabricators, lineal suppliers, site-built licensees) obtain thermal performance ratings for fenestration products within product lines from NFRC-accredited simulation and testing laboratories. They obtain a certification authorization report (CAR) for these ratings, and provide authorization to label products from NFRC-licensed independent certification and inspection agencies (IAs). A licensee may select to work with any NFRC IA licensed to perform services under the PCP.
If an entity meets NFRC licensing requirements, and passes an on-site inspection, they will enter into a License Agreement with NFRC and receive a Certificate of Licensing.
IAs are trained to utilize both the NFRC Certified Products Database and Component Modeling Approach Software Tool (CMAST).