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WaterMark Certification Scheme (WMCS) (MP 52 or AS 5200)

The Watermark Scheme is subject to a formal review as requested by the Building Ministers’ Forum. Consequently applications for assessment will not be accepted as of 27th May 2013 and applications that have been lodged will be suspended from further assessment until further notice.

The WaterMark Certification Scheme (WMCS) provides the means of demonstrating that plumbing and drainage products comply with the applicable Standard(s) through the WaterMark Certificate of Conformity. An application for a WaterMark Certificate of Conformity may be made by an applicant to a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for the relevant Standard or Australian Technical Specification (ATS).

The WMCS is based on certification schemes contained in the international publication ISO/IEC Guide 67, System 1b and System 5. This document provides additional explanatory material on these two levels of certification.

The WMCS is recognized throughout Australia by plumbing regulatory bodies for demonstrating compliance with the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). Descriptive material is also provided on the governance structure used for the operation of the WMCS.

Accreditation Application Pack

The following provides links to the accreditation application pack documentation for conformity assessment bodies (CABs). All policies and procedures are un-controlled when printed. Please read all appropriate accreditation requirements and when ready provide a completed application (with signatures, appropriate application fee, and documentation set) for review. 

Accreditation Criteria

The Accreditation Manual contains the Conditions of Accreditation, the Accreditation Procedures and the Fee Schedule. The Accreditation Manual can be provided on request from This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ISO/IEC Guide 65 General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems - available from your national standards writing body

MP 52-2005 Manual of authorization procedures for plumbing and drainage products - available from Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand

AS 5200.000-2006 Technical specification for plumbing and drainage products - Procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products - available from Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand

Policies

Policies introduce or change accreditation criteria.

Application Documents

Advisory Notes

Advisory notes do not change accreditation criteria.

Other information

View a list of CABs accredited for:

If you require further information please contact us. For more detailed information on the scheme visit the WaterMark website.