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 the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), is roadworthy, and 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.
Repair and inspection process
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 will vary according to market rates and the complexity of the inspection(s) required.
Before starting a rebuild, you must prepare a repair plan that lists the repairs and states how they will be made. 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. 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.
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.
It is important that, prior to rebuilding, the inspection mechanic takes 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 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).