HVI certified ratings programs

HVI Annual Dues, Fees and Assessments

Effective January 1, 2021*

*All amounts are shown in U.S. dollars and are required to be paid in U.S. funds.

Annual Dues

Members are billed each July for the period July 1 through June 30.

Regular Members $5,900 (first year); $4,200 (subsequent years)
Associate Members $5,600 each year

 

Annual Shipping Assessment

This assessment applies to all Non-members who have HVI-Certified products listed. This assessment also applies to all Regular Members irrespective of whether they have HVI-Certified products listed. Non-member Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are billed upon consenting to participate in the HVI Certified Ratings Program and payment is required before certification requests can be processed. Members are billed each July for the period July 1 through June 30. Each Member receives four separate invoices, giving them the option to pay the shipping assessment in quarterly installments or in an annual lump sum.

Regular Members .00091 X $ value of all shipments*
Associate Members n/a
Non-member OEMs .0011 X $ value of all shipments*

* "All shipments" includes TOTAL sales in the USA and Canada of ALL products within HVI's scope including BOTH certified AND non-certified products.

 
MAXIMUM MINIMUM FIRST YEAR
Members — $77,000 Members — $1,700 Members — $1,700 (flat rate)
Non-member OEMs — $100,000 Non-member Certifiers — $3,400 Non-member Certifiers — $3,400 (flat rate)

 

Certified Ratings Program Annual Participation Fee

This program participation fee is separate and distinct from any laboratory testing fees which each company negotiates directly with the testing labs, not HVI. Payment is required before certification requests can be processed.

Regular Members waived
Associate Members n/a
Non-member OEMs $8,000 each year

 

Certification Processing Fees

Certain Product categories are more complex than others and these certification requests require additional staff time for processing. Consequently, the HVI General Membership has authorized the fees to be assessed on all applicable products presented to HVI for certification processing. These fees are billed quarterly based on activity which occurred during the prior quarter.

Range Hood Certification Processing Fee $55 per certification request
HRV/ERV Certification Processing Fee $55 per certification request
ENERGY STAR Fans Certification Processing Fee $400 per certification request
ENERGY STAR HRV/ERV Certification Processing Fee $600 per certification request

 

Certification File Review Fees

In October 2019, the HVI General Membership revised HVI Publication 920© to include a requirement for active certifications to undergo periodic file reviews to ensure the models continue to meet all program requirements throughout the life of the certifications. Consequently, the HVI General Membership has authorized the fee below to be assessed for each file review by HVI staff. These fees are billed quarterly based on activity which occurred during the prior quarter.

File Review Fee $110 per file review

 

Certified Products Directory Listings

These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products listed in the Certified Products Directory (CPD) and are based on the number of models by each company. Participating companies are billed quarterly.

Please note that if you are an OEM providing services to a non-HVI member Private Labeler (PL), the fees for the private-label listings are your responsibility as HVI does not invoice non-HVI member PLs. If you wish to recoup these administrative expenses from your private labeler(s), you are free to make those arrangements directly with the private labeler(s). The invoices you receive from HVI will provide sufficient detail to allow you to easily identify the amounts that you may choose to recover from your private labelers.

If you are an OEM providing services to a PL that is an HVI member, the quarterly CPD listing fees will be billed directly to the HVI member PL.

Member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by the OEM $7.50 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member OEM
Member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by HVI Member Private Labelers $7.50 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member PL
Member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by Non-member Private Labelers $30.25 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member OEM
Non-member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by the OEM $30.25 per model per quarter Fees billed to Non-member OEM
Non-member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by HVI Member Private Labelers $7.50 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member PL
Non-member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by Non-member Private Labelers $30.25 per model per quarter Fees billed to Non-member OEM

 

Verification Testing Fees

Verification testing is explained in HVI Publication 920®. These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products. Each company is responsible for all laboratory testing expenses plus open procurement costs of product(s) plus an administrative fee.

In addition to conducting its own verification program, HVI also conducts verification testing on behalf of the US EPA's ENERGY STAR program and the NRCan's ENERGY STAR program for H/ERVs. Each company is responsible for all laboratory testing expenses plus procurement costs of product(s) plus an administrative fee.

Cost of verification testing varies widely depending on product type and the number of HVI-Certified products listed by each company. For an informal estimate of the costs, please contact HVI Staff.

Administrative Fee - HVI Fan Verification $350 per model verified
Administrative Fee - HVI HRV/ERV Verification $650 per model verified
Administrative Fee - ENERGY STAR Fan Verification $450 per model verified
ENERGY STAR HRV/ERV Certification Verification $950 per model verified

 

Challenge Testing Fees

Challenge testing is explained in HVI Publication 920®. The company losing the challenge is responsible for all procurement, staff services, and laboratory testing expenses.

 

First-Party Lab Testing Program Fees

First-Party Lab Testing is explained in HVI Publication 903®The fee schedule for this program is available to qualified applicants.

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