I need to create an NOA / product approval for my product. What’s the process?

Start by reading our articles about product approvals by Clicking Here.  You’ll learn when they’re really needed, what information we need, how they help, and much more.

> In short,  products ‘inside the rule‘ require product approval in Florida.

> This is done by a combination of testing & rational analysis as determined by code.

> Most products such as windows, doors, and roofing require extensive testing.  From there, the tests can be uploaded to the State of Florida or Evaluated by an engineer.  Product Evaluations allow variations such as alternate sizes, substrates, and anchoring.

> Prior to testing, a qualified firm should be retained to establish a test protocol to maximize the use of the test results. That firm needs to be independent of the lab conducting the testing.

> With testing complete, the evaluating engineer would consult with you on the best format to display the evaluation.

> For Florida Product Approvals, prior to submitting to the state, a Validator and Quality Assurance entity needs to be retained to provide the 3rd party assurance that the evaluation is performed per code and the product meets the tested parameters over time.

> After the Florida Approval is granted, the document registration number can be used for permit in Florida if the installation matches the intent of the evaluation report. Typically a local design professional (architect or engineer) is retained to establish the design criteria of the local installation and ‘approve’ the approval for use at that location/opening.  Modifications may be permitted if performed within the guidelines of the building code, referenced standards, and the limitations of the evaluation.

You can search Florida & Miami Dade Product Approvals for similar examples of your product for consideration by clicking here.


When you’re ready for Engineering Express to help & have the information gathered in the articles, visit EngineeringExpress.com/ExpressPass to apply for access & request a quote for your product evaluation. We will contact you shortly thereafter to discuss your needs & detail & how our national certifications can help.

Last Update: March 9, 2023  

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