Scope of certification/accreditation
The CSA A277 standard can be used to certify all types and sizes of buildings and occupancies, as well as modules and panels. The buildings, modules and panels can be constructed of any building material (including used materials), provided they comply with the building code or regulation in effect at the installation location.
The buildings, modules or panels that can be certified in a particular factory are specified in the scope of the factory’s certification—for example, a factory’s scope could include just Part 9 single-family houses, or all Part 9 buildings, or Part 9 buildings and Part 3 assembly occupancy.
In addition, the certification body’s accreditation similarly specifies the products it is eligible to certify, which depends on the qualifications of the certification body to evaluate design and construction of buildings of varying degrees of complexity.
In other words, the types of buildings, modules or panels for which a factory is certified may be limited by the capabilities of the factory, or by the capabilities of the certification body.
Information on factory certifications can be found on the websites of the certification bodies, and information on the qualifications of the certification bodies can be obtained from the Standards Council of Canada.