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National Codes & Standards

CIPH is an industry leader in keeping organizations up to date with national codes and standards.

The National Codes and Standards System

  • A network of organizations and individuals involved in voluntary standards development, promotion and implementation in Canada
  • The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is mandated with overseeing the National Standards System.


  • Products are considered “listed” or “approved” when they have been tested, and certified by an accredited certification organization AND they appear in a list of certified products in either an electronic or hard copy directory published by that organization.
  • Testing and certification involves an initial independent, third-party evaluation of products to determine if they conform to set standards.
  • The following certification organizations have been accredited to test/certify plumbing product for Canada:


  • Provinces have adopted the model National Plumbing Code which can be enforced via regulation by a building or plumbing inspector.

Take a look to see the current schedule of codes and to find your province.