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Our DIBt services for Construction Products + Techniques

You need a National Technical Approval for your products? Or for systems a General Construction Technique Permit, both from the authority DIBt, the German Institute for Structural Engineering? Or a surveillance / certification?

As certified "PÜZ" body, VdS is your optimal and quickest solution: tick off all relevant services directly from a single source. We accelerate + facilitate the safe market success of your developments with decades of experience in all DIBt processes.

Our range of services




What we can do for you:

  • Fast application of all required procedures (testing, surveillance, certifying – VdS is state-recognised for all 3 procedures), coordinated by one single contact person with the needed expertise for your optimal support.
  • You can tick off all necessities on your side right at the start: with our precise, compact checklists and questionnaires.
  • With decades of successful cooperation, we are experts for all DIBt requirements. Our services for you are tailor-made and save you unnecessary delays.
  • We will be happy to prepare a binding cost estimate for your process as soon as the scope is fully defined.
  • You manufacture in Asia? Then benefit from reduced monitoring costs thanks to our Shanghai-based auditors.
  • Additional plus for 3rd party monitoring: Comprehensive assurance for you thanks to high-quality, recurring tests in our accredited laboratories. Functionally relevant defects, e.g. due to supplier changes, are directly detected. Your quality maintains top level at all times – with VdS, you are always on the safe side.




For Easing your Planning: the Standard Process

  • For your devices or combinations you submit an application to the DIBt.
  • Depending on the construction product, the DIBt requires a "consulting test report" for the issue of the applicability / proof of use certificate (aBG / abZ). You can order the tests required for this from us. We develop the individual test plan for your product in coordination with the DIBt.
  • After the "general technical approval" (abZ) is granted, we carry out all necessary monitoring measures for you within the framework of external monitoring in accordance with DIN 18200:
    • Initial inspection at the manufacturing plant, including verification of production control + sampling.
    • Sample testing in the VdS laboratories, preparation of external monitoring report.
    • Issuance of all required documents for control monitoring (like certificate of conformity)
    • Regulations monitoring with testing of the samples.

      (by the way: we also offer 3rd party surveillance separately for products that have already been approved – to the form).
  • On the basis of the certificate, you can apply the national conformity "Ü" Mark.



The procedure is also explained in a DIBt video (from 2:05).

Validity of the national technical approval is usually 5 years (then an "application for renewal" is to be submitted – VdS services include timely informing you on all required steps).



Details on our DIBt services

Would you like further information?


Our experts will be happy to support you with comprehensive advice and assistance:

+49 (0)221 77  66  -  6444       cs-fire@vds.de