Body Integrity Inspection Certificate

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The Body Integrity Inspection Certificate (BIIC) is an additional structural safety inspection required when a motor vehicle is shown with the status of salvageable. (See information on statuses and the Stolen and Wrecked Vehicle Monitoring Program.)

The BIIC provides assurance that the damaged vehicle:

  • has been repaired in accordance with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
  • is roadworthy
  • has a structurally sound frame and body

Contact a licensed body integrity inspection station for more information. To locate an inspection station, use our search tool.

Both a BIIC and a Certificate of Inspection (COI) are required to register and insure any vehicle with a salvageable status. You must get your BIIC before obtaining your COI. Exempt vehicles include mopeds, agricultural equipment, trailers and off-road vehicles.

Number of inspections

The repair and inspection process for salvageable vehicles can be very complex and will vary depending on the type and severity of damage to the salvageable vehicle. In some cases two inspections may suffice while in other cases multiple inspections may be required at different times during the rebuilding process.

Fees are set by the inspection station. They will vary according to market rates and the complexity of the inspection(s) required.

Repair plan

Before starting a rebuild, you must complete the Application for Rebuilt Vehicle Certification, which includes a repair plan that lists the repairs and states how they will be made. The application must be approved by a qualified inspection mechanic before repairs can proceed.

The vehicle must be taken to the inspection station for an initial inspection by the inspection mechanic to ensure the repair plan aligns with the damage to the vehicle. The repair plan must be approved by a qualified inspection mechanic before repairs can proceed. It must include the OEM repair procedures for the make/model/year printed from a published source for all structural repairs.

The inspection mechanic will also take four colour photographs of the vehicle (front, rear and both sides).

Proper welding techniques must be followed according to the OEM repair guide. The inspection mechanic must ensure the rebuilder has the tools and training to perform the structural repairs. As part of the approval, the station will determine how frequently and at what points during the rebuilding process vehicle inspections will be required.

Inspecting repairs

Repairs can be performed by any repair facility you choose or the repairs can be done by the owner if approved in the repair plan. However, only a licensed body integrity inspection mechanic can perform the inspections required to obtain a BIIC.

The assembly joints must be assessable for inspection and no sealant, sound-proofing or rust-proofing compound can be applied until the inspection mechanic verifies that repair procedures meet prescribed standards. Every salvageable vehicle must also pass a four-wheel-alignment inspection. In all cases, vehicles are subject to frame-gauging (a detailed structural measurement to ensure manufacturer’s specifications are met).

All Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) must be fully functional to OEM standards. The vehicle system will be scanned to verify that the SRS system is functioning as per OEM.