Certification Process

APT FC APPLICATION PROCESS

In most cases, APT can provide an FC number to the applicant within 24 – 48 hours of receipt of the application.

Information needed for application includes:

  • Name, address, telephone and fax numbers of the manufacturer and U.S. Agent, if applicable
  • A detailed description and diagram of the fireworks
  • A complete list of the chemical compositions, formulations, and quantities used in the fireworks
  • The results of the thermal stability test
  • A signed certification declaring that the fireworks for which certification is being requested conforms to the APA Standard 87-1, that the descriptions and technical information contained in the application are complete and accurate, and no duplicate applications have been submitted to PHMSA
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Client sends application and payment to APT.

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APT reviews application.

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If the application complies with APA Standard 87-1 for a 1.4 G consumer firework and passes thermal stability test, APT issues FC number and certification letter to the client.

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If the application does not comply with APA Standard 87-1 for a 1.4 G consumer firework and/or does not pass the thermal stability test, the application will be rejected. APT will notify the applicant the reason why, and in most cases, will provide recommendations to be certified.