EPDs must be independently verified before registration and publication.
There are two types of verifiers that may carry out this process:
Only Individual Verifiers currently listed on this page are approved by EPD International AB to carry out EPD verification to The International EPD System.
Individual Verifiers work independently and without the direct involvement of the Secretariat in seeking out assignments; the Secretariat is independent and not involved in this market transaction. I.e. manufacturer and verifier arrange the process from contacting to signing of the contract for verification. The Secretariat recommends manufacturers to contact 2-3 independent verifiers when requesting a quote for verification.
Individual Verifiers are free to offer their services in any country, except Australia and New Zealand where an additional approval by EPD Australasia is needed.
When you want to get the contact details for our approved verifiers, please log-in to our EPD Portal. For guidance, refer to our FAQ section: "How do I get in touch with a verifier?"
We welcome LCA-experts to apply to become an individual verifier to The International EPD System.
To get the details, please download and read the application form as well as the information on this page and in our GPI (section 4.10 ff.) with care. Amongst others, here we inform about the requirements you will need to meet and the procedure.
When you feel that you meet the requirements and want to initiate the process, kindly send an email to the EPD Secretariat responsible for Compliance and Quality Assurance. Please include the completed individual verifier application form and any relevant documents as attachments.
General information (more details in our valid GPI)
The verifier shall be independent and have the following competencies.
Specific competences related to EPD and verification, including:
Specific competence requirements for individual verifiers
The requirements for the qualification of an individual verifier are:
If the independent verifier participates in a training course organized by the International EPD® System (physical or online), requirements on performed reviews will be reduced to three. Participation in certification or training programmes may be accounted for the requirement of documented experience.
Also, individual verifiers may build up verification experience by using the process described in section 126.96.36.199 Shadowing Program for LCA experts, who need critical review/verification experience, which may be taken into account for the overall assessment. This process does not replace the specific competence requirements as described above.
Other than these requirements, general auditor skills and regular auditing or certification experience is an advantage, but not a mandatory requirement.
In addition to the competence requirements to become an approved individual verifier, the verifier shall in each assignment ensure that they have knowledge and experience of the types of products, the industry, and the relevant standards of the product covered by the EPD and its geographical scope before taking on a verification task.