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Product Approval ... Application Deadline Dates
New procedure for Processing State Product Approval Applications starting January 15, 2008

1 Completion Deadline -   Four weeks prior to Commission meeting.    Product Approval applications must be submitted, validated , and reviewed by the Administrator and re-validated if needed by this deadline date NOTE: To allow time for preliminary review by the Administrator, you should submit your application five days in advance of the deadline. However, there should be no reasonable expectation that the application will be placed on the consent agenda with an approval recommendation, by simply meeting this time suggestion. Recommendation for approval by the Administrator must be completed within seven days after the deadline. Under this system no specific validation deadline is set.  There will be no more Administrator recommendations for Conditional Approval or Deferral. However, an application may receive a Product Approval Program Oversight Committee/Florida Building Commission recommendation other than “Approved” at the meeting.

This process will allow for greater application review and discussion time. If an applicant does not respond and any deficiencies are not rectified, the application will be incomplete and will not be considered at this meeting.  Incomplete applications can be eligible for consideration at the subsequent meeting if completed. 

2 Public comment report – Three weeks prior to meeting date, 7 days after Completion Deadline, public comments will be solicited on all applications recommended for approval by the administrator .  All public comments and concerns must be written clearly and substantiated using technical documentation (i.e. Building Code sections, compliance reports, standards, etc.). Comments must be emailed to the Product Approval Administrator ( ) by the public comment deadline to be considered by the Administrator . The administrator's initial recommendations for approval are subject to change based on public comments.  Final recommendations and responses will be posted on the website one week prior to the Commission meeting.

3 Public comment deadline – Eight days after initial report is posted, 7 days prior to meeting. 

4 Final Report Posted – 1 week prior to the meeting the Administrator posts final recommendations for approval along with a response tothe public comments.

2011 Product Approval Meetings



PA Deadline Dates

Commission Meeting 1/31 - 2/2



DEC 21 - Midnight –Preliminary Review
DEC 27 - Midnight-Completion Deadline
JAN 3 - Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
JAN 10 - Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
 Mailed to the Administrator
JAN 17 - Final Report Posted


Commission Meeting: 4/4 - 4/6



FEB 23 - Midnight –Preliminary Review
FEB 28 -  Midnight-Completion Deadline
MAR 7- Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
MAR 14 - Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
Mailed to the Administrator
MAR 21 - Final Report Posted

Commission Meeting: 6/6 - 6/8



APR 28 - Midnight –Preliminary Review
MAY 2 - Midnight - Completion Deadline
MAY 9 - Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
MAY 16 - Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
Mailed to the Administrator
MAY 23 -  Final Report Posted

Commission Meeting:  8/8 - 8/10



JUN 25 - Midnight –Preliminary Review
JUL 4 - Midnight - Completion Deadline
JUL 11 - Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
JUL 18 -  Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
Mailed to the Administrator
JUL 25 - Final Report Posted

Commission Meeting:  10/10 – 10/12



AUG 30 - Preliminary Review - Midnight  
- Midnight - Completion Deadline
SEP 12 -  Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
SEP 19 - Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
Mailed to the Administrator
SEP 26 - Final Report Posted

Commission Meeting:  12/5 – 12-7



NOV 2 - Preliminary Review - Midnight 
NOV 7 - Midnight - Completion Deadline
NOV 14 -  Report Posted for Public Comment
(Includes DCA Approvals)
NOV 21 - Noon -Deadline for Public Comments to be
Mailed to the Administrator
NOV 28 - Final Report Posted

Conference Calls, if scheduled instead of physical meetings or to only consider products will be after the Final Report Posted date.  This will not affect any deadlines for Product Approval Applications.





























Product Approval Application Process

Submitting Product Applications for State approval is an entirely on-line process.

After registration as a new user, see "Support" box on the right, click on the Product Approval button on the left, and then click on "Product Application" tab at the top of the page. Complete your application online, attaching Adobe pdf files for all technical documents, as requested.

*All applications using Evaluation by an Architect or Engineer method must send in a signed and sealed hard copy of the evaluation report AND a copy of the online payment receipt showing the FL number. Please send both of these to:

Ted Berman and Associates, LLC
925 41st Street, suite 104
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone : (305)868-4707
Fax : (786) 206 - 6017

After Payment is Made, applications can be viewed under Product Search

After payment, the application may be accessed from the Product Search tab. Search by Product Manufacturer name or by specific FL # .

Certificate of Independence

Important Notice: For both Evaluation Methods and the Testing Method, applicants must attach a "Certification of Independence" to their application. Please DO NOT mail these into DCA staff. These must be attached to the application in PDF format at the "Evaluation/Test Reports Uploaded" field.




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