Certificates will be issued to vessels that have been verified by a third party. Ship-owners can approach verification companies that have been accredited by the Clean Shipping Index; DNV GL, Bureau Veritas, Class NK, Lloyds Register, Korean Register, Rina Services and Verifavia.
The certificate is valid for at maximum 2,5 years plus or minus 6 months, following the regular class Inspection surveys. Emissions of CO2, SOx and Particulate Matter need to be verified annually by an office audit. Costs for certification are a matter between the ship operator and the classification company. If you would like to read about the detailed audit procedure, download our Verification guidelines.