CRP Performs Seismic Evaluation
The CRP performs a seismic or other hazard evaluation of the subject building. The evaluation is an engineering product produced by the CRP, independently of the USRC.
The CRP translates the findings of the evaluation into the three USRC dimensions using the USRC approved translation methodologies. To successfully use the USRC translation methodologies, the building evaluations must incorporate the methodology of one of the appropriate recognized national standards (FEMA P-58 or ASCE-41) as part of the building evaluation.
CRP applies for a USRC Rating
The CRP applies for a USRC Rating using this link,
along with required documentation, the application fee and the request for
either a Transaction or a Verified Rating.
USRC Performs Technical Review
The USRC reviews the application and will either issue a
Transaction Rating certificate or organize a technical review for a Verified
Technical reviews are performed by USRC Certified Rating
Reviewers; licensed design professionals with at least ten years of experience
in the evaluation of buildings subject to earthquakes and other natural
The specific details of the USRC review process are described
in the USRC Implementation Manual.
USRC Issues Rating
Upon approval of the rating application the USRC will issue
a certificate recognizing the award of either a Transaction or Verified Rating.
Verified Ratings that meet minimum performance thresholds will be awarded a
Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum Rating.
Contact the USRC About Starting the Rating Process