Third Party Quality Assurance Inspection Program

The Truss Plate Institute (TPI) offers an in-plant Quality Assurance Program (QAP) that is nationally accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) as a Type A (Third-Party) Inspection Body (Agency # AA-648).  TPI's third party in-plant Quality Assurance Program helpsmanufacturers meet certain quality assurance criteria contained in model building codes and/or design specifications.  TPI'sin-plant Quality Assurance Program is open to all wood truss and cold-formed steel truss manufactures.  TPI also provides additional in-plant inspection/audit services for wall panel manufactures and in-plant safety inspections/audits.

Program Benefits & Services

  • Simple to implement
  • Economical/multi-plant discounts
  • Meets building code requirements
  • Enhances your quality image & market potential
  • Can lead to improved efficiencies
  • Regular visits & audit reports (4 per year)
  • Use of the nationally recognized TPI Mark
  • Certification letter on request
  • A listing on the website
  • Discounts on publications
  • On-going phone support

TPI's accredited third party Quality Assurance Program (QAP) includes an initial audit and up to 4 visits/year by TPI agents to review, audit, and inspect your in-plant Quality Control program.  Multi-plant discounts are available as outlined below.

  • Single Plant Participation: $325 billed quarterly ($1,300 per year).
  • Multiple Plant Participation: $325 billed quarterly for the primary plant location and $285 billed quarterly for additional plant locations ($1,300 & $1,140 per year respectively).

Whether you need assistance with basic quality assurance or are looking for a more in-depth quality assurance program, we can help.  Our staff & agents have the knowledge & the experience to know what really matters.  Let an informed, independent partner dedicated to the truss industry help with your company's quality control & quality assurance needs!