Once the factory has been approved,
the Participant may submit individual parts for certification.
Samples of each part are tested
for material properties, fit, finish, paint adhesion, coating
performance, weld integrity, adhesive performance and corrosion,
and are examined to confirm that they include markings identifying
the participant and the country and date of manufacture.
If the sampled parts comply with
all of the CAPA quality standards, then -- and only then
-- the participant is allowed to apply a CAPA Quality Seal
to that part -- the final step in the certification process.
Any part that does not have a CAPA
Quality Seal may not be considered certified, regardless
of how the part is listed in the CAPA directory or other
on the vehicle test fit portion of the certification process