Quality & Certification

In 1991, CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute) initiated a voluntary certification program for the manufacture of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel bars. This program significantly improved the quality of Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bar (rebar). Developed to provide an independent certification, the program outlines the basic requirements for a quality control program to ensure that a plant and its employees are trained, equipped and capable of producing fusion bonded Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars (rebar) in conformance with the latest industry standards and recommendations. The Program certifies the manufacturing process and is not a guaranteed product quality. It is intended to supplement, not to replace the acceptance testing of materials. 


  • To ensure that coating applicator plants have the capabilities and quality control procedures in place to ensure a high level of excellence in materials produced and delivered to the job site. 
  • To assist plant management in achieving a high level of excellence in the plant and its operations. 
  • To provide recognition to plants which demonstrate a high degree of excellence. 

The Certification program is managed by CRSI and not the Epoxy Interest Group. A current list of certified plants can be found on the CRSI website: 

For additional details, please contact: 

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) 
c/o Certification Administrator at [email protected]