OSHPD Facilities Development Division has four distinct preapproval programs that operate under the Structural Support Unit (SSU) and Inspection Services Unit (ISU).

Preapproval Applications are Available Online

Applications for OSHPD Preapproval of Manufacturer's Certification (OPM) and OSHPD Special Seismic Certification Preapproval(OSP) can now be subbmitted through the eServices Portal. Click below to learn more.

OSHPD Preapproval of Manufacturer’s Certification (OPM)

OSHPD Special Seismic Certification Preapproval (OSP)

OSHPD Preapproved Agency (OPAA)

The OSHPD Preapproved Agency (OPAA) is a voluntary program for Structural Tests and Special Inspections agencies providing services to California′s Health Facilities Construction. OPAA is issued on the basis of the Agency′s accreditation or DSA-LEA approval in accordance with PIN 58:

OSHPD Preapproved Details (OPD)

The OSHPD Preapproved Details (OPD) are standard architectural and engineering details developed by OSHPD FDD for use in California heath facilities construction, at the discretion of Registered Design Professionals (RDP).

OSHPD Preapproval of Anchorage (OPA)

OSHPD Preapproved Laboratory (OPL)


The OSHPD Preapproved Laboratory (OPL) Program is discontinued effective July 15th, 2016. Existing OPLs shall remain valid until their expiration date. OPLs can′t be renewed after July 15, 2016.