Stay steel safe with Australasia's most rigorous certifier

Be sure – insist on ACRS-approved steel. Whether you are planning a road, building a tower, or selling couplers, ACRS certification is a must before you take your next step

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Understand steel standards

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Australasian Certification
Authority for Reinforcing
and Structural Steels

delivers confidence in steel materials, through

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Understanding the ACRS steel certification process:

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ACRS users

Including government infrastructure planners; architects; engineers; surveyors; builders, developers & contractors; steel importers, distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, producers & mills; and Australian home owners - value our independence above all.

Our assessment and certification teams work entirely independently of the steel industry, including steel corporates and industry bodies, under strict compliance guidelines and separately from industry members & stakeholders.

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ACRS in numbers






Current certificates


Current certificates


Certified firms


Certified firms






Steel & design standards


Steel & design standards


Test reports every year


Test reports every year

Why ACRS is necessary

Issues in steel supply chains

  • Inadequate product traceability
  • Misleading and false supporting documentation
  • Excessive variation in materials properties
  • Inappropriate product markings
  • Inappropriate processing or fabrication
  • Testing not to AS/NZS Standards
See more about issues in steel supply chains

ACRS-approved products guarantee

  • Consistency of quality (Manufactured to AS/NZS Standards)
  • Assurance of compliance
  • Easy to check, publicly searchable documented verification
  • Frequent updates
  • Conformance through the supply chain
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What ACRS offers

The ACRS difference

Independence from
steel suppliers

Single purpose, not-for-profit body - no conflicts of interest with members or customers


Our assessments are made only by our own qualified and experienced metallurgists and engineers, with certification decisions made by an expert committee


All products from all locations tracked from mill to delivery

Founded by the industry,
for the industry

Created and supported by industry & government to provide steel specifiers, designers, & customers with confidence

Internationally recognised
track record

Over 20 years of certifying steel to Australian and New Zealand standards


Annual site audits, random sampling, quarterly production data checks, consistent lab testing

Sorry, your browser does not support inline SVG. The ACRS process 2-stage bookended, internationally recognised process, 8 areas of review at each stage, 8 requirements 1 Quality Management System validation 2 Independent product sampling and testing 3 Statistical analysis of production output 4 Product identification 5 All products all locations 6 Product traceability 7 12-month certificate validity, regularly updated 8 Suspension or termination of certificates for noncompliance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ACRS Advantage

For steel providers

  • Validate your quality
  • Earn a competitive advantage
  • Be publicly listed as ACRS certified
  • Get post-certification support
  • Avoid buyer dissatisfaction or concern
  • Easy, trusted verification via Cloud app
Get ACRS certified for as little as $5k

For steel users

  • Get the steel you specified
  • Give your stakeholders confidence of safety
  • Mitigate liability
  • Ensure long-term durability
  • Avoid delays and waste
  • Check anywhere, anytime in app
Check your steel before you buy

ACRS Users

Government infrastructure planners



Building Surveyors

Builders, contractors & developers

Steel importers, distributors and fabricators

Steel manufacturers, producers, and mills

Australian homeowners

ACRS members

ACRS member companies support and represent a balanced range of interests, including government, specifiers, builders, certifiers, and suppliers. ACRS members endorse ACRS certification though their organisations and practice.

Products certified by ACRS

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Reinforcing Steel

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Hot Rolled Steel Reinforcing Bar

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Hot Rolled Steel Reinforcing Coil

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Prestressing Steel Bar, Strand & Wire

to AS/NZ S4672 View
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Cold Drawn Reinforcing Bar (Wire)

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Welded Steel Mesh (Fabric)

to AS/NZS 4671 View
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Steel Reinforcing Couplers

to RMS SF 2013/184115 & ISO 15835-1 View

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Structural Steel

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Hot Rolled Structural Steel Bars & Sections

to AS/NZS 3679.1 View
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Cold Formed Hollow Sections

to AS/NZS 1163 and BS EN 10219 View
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Welded Steel

to AS/NZS 3679.2 and AS/NZS 5131 View
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Hot Rolled Plates & Slabs

to AS/NZS 3678 View
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Steel Flat Products

to AS/NZS 1594 View
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Structural Steel Bolts

to AS/NZS 1252 View
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Structural & Pressure Vessels

to AS/NZS 3597 View

Test reporting dates


Report 28 Jan

1 Oct - 31 Dec


Report 28 Apr

1 Jan - 31 Mar


Report 28 Jul

1 Apr - 30 Jun


Report 28 Oct

1 Jul - 30 Sep

News and Updates

ACRS is proud to sponsor Engineers Australia forthcoming Climate Smart Engineering Conference.

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