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The CSC is the global system operator owning the global certification system.


The Regional System Operators (RSO) are developing a structure to support clients in every region. If there is no RSO in your region, the CSC is the system operator.

The CSC signs a license agreement with Certification Bodies (CB). CB’s issue the certificates. Clients select the CB themselves. Our goal is to have several CBs in every region, to ensure competition.

How to get certified online

Companies that want to explore the content of CSC can use the free Quick Scan in the Toolbox. Registration for the Quick Scan is not necessary. You create an account in the Toolbox with the quick link to CSC Toolbox.
NOTE: when performing the Quick Scan, choose the correct scheme (cement, aggregates or concrete).

Companies must register with CSC once to gain access to the further content of the CSC Toolbox.

  1. You create an account in the Toolbox of the system at quick link to CSC Toolbox. The CSC Toolbox provides a free quick test (duration approx. 20 minutes) of all CSC criteria. It provides information on whether and how a company or plant is likely to be certified.
  2. You require a license (a number of certification rights) for the Toolbox and submit a certification application. This is called "project registration". It is not only an administrative step, but also important insofar as the scope of certification is set here.
  3. You prepare your certification. To this end, you or a person commissioned by you upload evidence into the Toolbox and supplement any explanations. After completing the system and uploading your evidence, your score will be calculated.
  4. To perform an assessment you select a certification institute. This can be done before or after the project registration. The certification institute appoints an auditor for the project. The customer must agree with the certification institute on the costs of the audit.
  5. You can constantly improve the quality of your evidence. When this process is completed, the audit report is generated and the project file is frozen. An independent CSC auditor reviews the report.
  6. Finally, the certification institute reviews the work of the auditor and determines whether additional inspection is required. The minimum number of occurrences equals 0.7 times the square root of the number of works included in the scope.
  7. If the certification institute is satisfied with the content and quality of the report, the certificate is issued.

To maintain the certification standard, it must be updated regularly. This also enables the customer to improve his operational operations with respect to the certification standard and thereby its classification. To maintain the certification standard, it must be updated annually. A new certification will be necessary after three years.

Fees 2019

The following fees apply for companies CSC certification.
- CSC license fee
- Certification and Auditing costs

CSC license fee
Every plant that wants to certify needs one certification license. CSC certification licenses can be redeemed with registration rights which can be purchased individually and in form of a bundle.

Costs for CSC registration rights are as follows:


Registration rights



1 registration right

€ 1.000,-


5 registration rights

€ 4.000,-


10 registration rights

€ 7.000,-

To register a project, the certification licenses can be paid with certification rights as follows:

Object of certification One certification license equals
Concrete 1 registration right
Aggregates 1 registration right
Cement 2 registration rights

Cementitious materials

2 registration rights

To upgrade existing certificates during their period of validity, the upgrading license can be paid with certification rights as follows:

Object of certification One upgrading license equals
Concrete 0.5 registration right
Aggregates 0.5 registration right
Cement 1 registration right
Cementitious materials 1 registration right

The validity of an upgraded certificate remains unchanged.

- CSC member companies and RSO member companies receive a discount of 15% on the price of certification rights. There is no accumulation of discounts.
- Registration rights have no experiation date.
- There will be no refund of unused registration rights.


Certification / Auditing costs 
Additional certification and auditing costs apply for document verification and on-site visits by the Certification Institute (CI). These costs are subject to an individual certification agreement between the company seeking CSC certification and the CI. The certification costs may vary depending on the quality of the evidence delivered by the company seeking certification.


List of Certification Bodies