Special Seismic Certification

Certification 101

Special Seismic Certification (SSC) is an approval process in which equipment and nonstructural components are evaluated for their ability to withstand the effects of earthquakes and meet functional requirements following these events.

The goal of SSC requirements is to ensure that essential facilities (hospitals, police and fire, shelters, data centers, nuclear, etc.) are able to provide services and protect the public following a seismic event and in all structures life-safety systems function (sprinklers, egress, etc.).