Body Integrity Inspection Certificate
The Body Integrity Inspection Certificate (BIIC) is an additional safety inspection required when a motor vehicle is shown with the status of salvageable. The BIIC provides assurance that the damaged vehicle has been repaired in accordance with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) standards, is roadworthy and that the frame and body are structurally sound. Depending on the repairs required, a vehicle may need to be inspected several times during the rebuilding process to receive a BIIC.
Contact a licensed body integrity inspection station for more information. For a list of inspection stations, contact Vehicle Standards and Inspections at 204-985-0920 or toll-free at 1-866-323-0542.
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, mobility vehicles, tractors, snow vehicles, trailers and off-road vehicles.
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 one inspection may suffice while in other cases multiple inspections may be required at different times during the rebuilding process. Fees will vary according to market rates and the complexity of the inspection(s) required.
Repairs can be performed by any repair facility you choose or the repairs can be done by the owner. However, only a licensed body integrity inspection mechanic can perform the inspections required to obtain a Body Integrity Inspection Certificate.
Before starting a rebuild, you must prepare a workplan that lists the repairs and states how they will be made. The workplan must be approved by a qualified inspection station before repairs can proceed. As part of the approval, the station will determine how frequently and at what points during the rebuilding process vehicle inspections will be required.
It is important that prior to rebuilding, you take four colour photographs of your vehicle (front, rear and both sides).
The assembly joints must be assessable for inspection and no sealant, sound-proofing or rust-proofing compound can be applied until the body integrity inspection station verifies that repair procedures meet prescribed standards. Every salvageable vehicle must also pass a four-wheel-alignment inspection. In many cases, vehicles are subject to frame-gauging (a detailed structural measurement to ensure manufacturer’s specifications are met).