Overview of BIS Certification

The process of getting a quality standard certificate for producing and selling different items in India from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is known as BIS Certification. Getting a BIS certificate is mostly optional, giving companies the choice to either obtain a certification or not. To guarantee adherence to Indian Standards, the Central Government does, however, require obligatory certification for a few of the items. Protecting the public, guaranteeing the safety of humans, animals, and plants, encouraging environmental conservation, stopping unfair commercial practices, and upholding national security are just a few of the significant objectives of BIS certification. In certain situations, the Bureau of Indian Standards license or certificate of conformity (CoC) issued by the Central Government is required to be used.

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Understanding Bureau of Indian Standards

Under the Indian government's Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, the Bureau of Indian Standards is an Indian Standard Organization. BIS bears the responsibility of guaranteeing end users the quality, stability, and dependability of products. Numerous quality certificates have been issued in support of this, and the company is actively involved in controlling, grading, setting industry standards, and performing testing for items that are marketed and distributed in India.

A statute that gave the Bureau of Indian Standards authority to provide manufacturers with a voluntary product certification program was enacted in 1986. With this certification, producers may use the standard mark as a way to demonstrate their commitment to the established quality standards and their product's conformity with Indian norms.

It is noteworthy that compliance with relevant Indian standards and the use of the standard mark are prerequisites for the domestic sale of BIS Mandatory Products. If these requirements are not met, the sale of such items within India is prohibited.

Major Activities of BIS

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Standards Formulation

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Product Certification Scheme

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Compulsory Registration Scheme

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Hall Marking Scheme

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Laboratory Services

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Laboratory Recognition Scheme

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Sale of Indian Standards

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Consumer Affairs Activities

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Promotional Activities

Agile Regulatory Bullet PointTraining Services, National & International level

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Information Services

Types of BIS Certification Scheme

CRS: Compulsory Registration Scheme 

For the product categories that the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced, BIS also has a Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) for Electronics and Information Technology Goods. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology and the Bureau of Indian Standards launched this program in 2012 to protect Indian customers against counterfeit and subpar products.


No one is allowed to produce, store for sale, import, sell, or distribute items that do not meet the Indian standards outlined in the order and do not bear the Standard Mark, which is a unique registration number acquired from BIS, in accordance with Compulsory Registration Scheme Orders.


BIS Registration is required prior to the release of information technology and electronic products into the market. After having their product evaluated in a laboratory certified by Bureau of Indian Standards, manufacturers of goods covered by Compulsory Registration Orders (CROs) are required to apply for BIS Registration.

Mandatory products under BIS CRS Scheme

Laptop, Notebook, Tablets

Video Games

Plasma, LED, LCD TV

Microwave Ovens

Visual Display Monitor

Printer, Plotter


Wireless Keyboard        



Music System

Electronic Clock

Automatic Data Processing 

Set Top Box

Power Adaptor


Passport Reader

Power Bank

LED Flood Light

Smart Card Reader

POS Machine

Cash Register

Mobile Phone

LED Luminaries


Control Gear

LED Lamp

Copying Machine

CCTV Camera

Mail Processing Machine

Passport Reader

Solar Systems

Optical Disc Player




Barcode Reader, Scanner

Smart Watch

Induction Stove

Cash Dispensing Machines

Wireless Headphone

USB Storage Devices

Switch Mode Power Supplies

Rice Cooker

Digital, Video Camera

Bluetooth Speaker

LED Flood Light

Power Bank

ISI Mark Certification for Domestic Manufacturers

Bureau of Indian Standards grants the ISI Mark Certificate, a standard mark. When a product bears the ISI mark, it guarantees that it complies with relevant Indian standards. For purchasers, the ISI label is a sign of confidence.

The maker must receive a BIS certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards in order to use the ISI Mark on the product. The producer must guarantee that their product complies with all relevant Indian requirements in order to obtain a certificate of the Bureau of Indian Standards. Only producers whose goods satisfy all applicable Indian requirements are granted BIS certification.

Mandatory Product under ISI Mark Certification

Domestic Gas Stoves


Household Electrical Item


Food Products

Oil Pressure Stoves

Automobile Accessories




Medical Equipment

Steel and Iron Products

Electrical Motors

Electrical Transformers




Aluminium Foil


Kitchen Appliances

Water Heaters

Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Plugs and Socket

Rubber Hose for LPG

Transparent Float Glass

Pressure Cooker


Jute Bag

Water Treatment System

Sewing Machine

Flux Cored Electrodes

Iron pipes



Automobile Wheel Rim

Press Tool Punches

Foot Wear

Cattle Feeds


Reflectors for Bicycles

Butterfly Valves

Woven Sacks

Safety Glass


FMCS: Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme

Under this program, foreign manufacturers are able to sell their goods in India while using the standard ISI mark on their goods. Under the FMCS Certification Scheme, foreign manufacturers that produce goods that meet applicable Indian standards are granted a BIS license by the Bureau of Indian Standards to use the ISI mark on their products. The only body qualified to provide manufacturing permits to foreign entities is the Foreign Manufacturer Certification Department (FMCD). Providing foreign producers with quality certificates is primarily done by BIS to guarantee that the public is receiving high-quality, risk-free products.


Hallmark Registration

BIS launched a gold Hallmark Registration program in 2000 and a silver hallmarking program in 2005 to safeguard consumers from adulteration and require jewellers to uphold a legal level of purity. Hallmarking is the exact measurement and formal recording of the proportional amount of precious metal in precious metal objects. Consequently, a hallmark is an official mark used to guarantee the purity or fineness of precious metal products in many different nations.


It is required for jewellers to be registered with the BIS in order to produce or market gold or silver jewellery. Jewellers are granted registration by BIS to manufacture and sell hallmark jewellery as part of the hallmarking program. Jewellers can register with BIS for the designated area under the hallmarking process. Centres for hallmarking and assaying must also have BIS approval. For the purpose of assaying and hallmarking jewellery in compliance with ISO 15820:2009, the assaying and hallmarking centre must also be approved by BIS.


Eco Mark Certification

ECO Mark Scheme is managed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and is used to identify ecologically friendly items. The Scheme includes a number of product categories, including paints, food items, soaps and detergents, batteries, packing and packaging materials, architectural paints and powder coatings, food additives, wood substitutes, cosmetics, aerosols and propellants, plastic products, textiles, leather, fire extinguishers, and coir and coir products. When a product has the ECO Logo next to the ISI Mark, it means that it satisfies both the quality requirements and some environmental requirements listed in the relevant Indian Standard.

Implementing the Scheme, which includes reiterating, suspending, and cancelling permits, conducting inspections, and gathering samples for examination of any commodity or substance to which the ECO Mark has been applied, is under the purview of BIS.

Documents Required for BIS Certificate

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Address and Identity Proof of Proprietor/Director/Partner

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point PAN Card the Proprietor/Director/Partner

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Certificate of Incorporation of the firm

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Partnership Deed in case of a partnership firm

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Good and Service Registration Certificate

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point MSME/Udhyam/Udhyog Aadhar Registration Certificate

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Electricity/Landline/Telephone/Water bill of the premises

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Proof of ownership of the premises

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Layout plan or blueprint of the premises

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point List of Manufacturing machinery and test equipment

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point List of Raw materials


Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Test report along with calibration certificate

Agile Regulatory Bullet Point Manufacturing process flowchart

Benefits of obtaining BIS Certification

 Manufacturers who obtain BIS certification can gain the trust of consumers.

 Customers can trust that the product is dependable, safe, and of high quality.

 A manufacturer can outperform competitors by getting BIS certification for their products.

 The product complies with relevant Indian requirements, as guaranteed by the manufacturer.

 Guarantees quality standards since items registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards are required to adhere to specific guidelines throughout production.

 Ensures that BIS-certified items are genuine and offer dependable, high-quality performance.

 BIS-certified goods reduce environmental hazards since they don't use certain chemicals or materials that are forbidden by Bureau of Indian Standards rules.

 After product samples are tested in BIS-equipped laboratories, BIS registration is issued, guaranteeing quality control and high-quality products.

Process of obtaining BIS Certification

  how to apply for bis certificate

Step 1: Selection of Applicable Standard: An applicant needs to select the applicable standard.

Step 2: Create a Login ID & password: Create a login credential to the Bureau of Indian Standards manak online portal.

Step 3: Testing of the Product: Needs to send a sample to the BIS-approved Lab for testing.  

Step 4: Submit the necessary Documents: Submit the documents and forms through the online portal.

Step 5: Pay the Applicable Fee: Needs to pay the applicable govt. fee online through the BIS portal. 

Step 6: Onsite Audit/inspection: An audit/inspection will be scheduled by a Bureau of Indian Standards official to the premises.

Step 7: Scrutiny of the Application: The application along with the test report and other details will be reviewed.

Step 8: Grant of BIS Certificate: Bureau of Indian Standards will issue a certificate after successful scrutiny of the application. 

Role of Agile Regulatory

Agile Regulatory is the best BIS certification services provider in India. Bureau of Indian Standards certification is more than simply a logo, it represents the group's efforts to raise the bar for quality and win over customers. We understand the importance of Bureau of Indian Standards certification and help manufacturers in assuring the quality of their products by easily getting a BIS certificate. Our professionals have years of experience in the same industry and are skilled in the BIS Registration Process. Your products will meet all standards with our expert assistance, which will expedite the registration procedure and improve your brand's reputation for dependability and quality in the Indian market.​


BIS Standards for Bureau of India Standard is a quality standard certification body that issues BIS CRS, ISI Mark, Hallmark, ECO Mark, and FMCS to Manufacturers and importers of Various products like Electronics, IT, Telecom, Textile, Chemical, Medical Devices, steel & iron products etc.

BIS CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme) is a mandatory certificate issued by BIS to the producer and importer of Electronics, IT and Telecom equipment.

ISI Stands for Indian Standards Institutes issued by BIS is a quality certification applicable to domestic manufacturers, importers and foreign manufacturers of various products like electrical, electronics, chemical, textile, footwear, garments, medical device, aluminium, steel and iron.

BIS issues FMCS (Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme) to foreign manufacturer of various products like electrical, electronics, chemical, textile, footwear, garments, medical device, aluminium, steel and iron etc. who wants to launch their product into the Indian Market.

BIS Hallmark Registration is required for jewellery shop owners of Gold and Silver.

A BIS certification is valid for two years. In the starting, a BIS certification is valid for one year, but upon renewal, the validity can be extended for up to five years.

The procedure typically takes two to three months (without an audit) or four to six months (with an audit), depending on whether an audit is necessary for your product certification in accordance with BIS standards.

Product certification requires testing that complies with certain BIS requirements. As a result, we advise you to study the pertinent Indian laws and product standards. In case you have any queries, we will be pleased to help you

Products must be labelled with either the BIS CRS certification logo (for BIS registration under the Compulsory Registration Scheme CRS) or the ISI logo (for BIS ISI & BIS Scheme X), depending on the certification. All items will eventually need to have the BIS logo.

A BIS certificate for import is required for import in order to guarantee the product's reliability, safety, and quality and to verify that the product conforms to all relevant Indian requirements.

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