Third-Party Agency Certification

Third party agencies are certified by the Manufactured Housing Program staff to perform as Design Approval Agencies (DAA) and/or Quality Assurance Agencies (QAA), enforcing design and construction approval of commercial modular, special purpose commercial modular and multi-unit manufactured homes designated for sale in California. Third party agencies, once approved, provide these services as small business acting on behalf of the Department.

Procedures for Quality Assurance Agency - Commercial Coach, Special Purpose Commercial Coach, Multi-Unit Manufactured Home

  • Form HCD-MH 470 (PDF) - Submittal of this form is required of all new or renewal applications. A copy of this form is available below.
  • Form HCD-MH 471 (PDF)- Submittal of this form is required for each person listed in the ownership structure. A copy of this form is available below.

Organizational Structure - An organizational flow chart listing the names and job classifications of all persons subject to approval.

List of CA Engineer(s)/Architect(s) on DAA staff-Resumes of all staff managers, supervisors, engineers, architects who have not been previously approved by HCD.

Inspector Approval for Quality Assurance Inspector

FOR INSPECTIONS OF: Commercial Coach, Special Purpose Commercial Coach and Multi-Unit Manufactured Home Units

HCD MH-469 is required for ORIGINAL and RENEWAL applications and please ensure that the application fully contains:

  • Purpose of Application [Original or Renewal]
  • Name, address, phone number of applicant
  • Quality Assurance Agency Employment Status

HCD Form 1 is required for ORIGINAL applications only and please ensure to enclose:

  • Applicant Verification Fees
  • Statement of Citizenship, Birth Certificate and/or other documents

HCD- MH 471 is required for ORIGINAL AND RENEWAL applications and please ensure that: Name, Signature, Date, County, State is entered at the bottom of the page.

A Quality Assurance Inspector 'Original' applicant must satisfy all the provisions of ASTM Standard E 541, Part B, 14 and T25, CCR, Chapter 3, 4856 as noted below:

Applicant shall posses the personal characteristics of tact, integrity, and a sense of authority. 
Applicant shall demonstrate ability to follow detailed instructions and checklists that provide the criteria for construction, including both material and fabrication requirements. 
Completion of a period of orientation and training for which he(she) performs the inspection function. This training shall be under the continuous direction of a supervisor fully qualified under this criteria. 
Demonstrate ability to evaluate the results of well-defined or routine measurements or tests by reason of experience or familiarity with such measurements or tests.

Education: Possess mathematical skills equivalent to those acquired through a high school education.

EXPERIENCE: Two years in building construction, building code enforcement, or quality control inspection.

The applicant shall demonstrate an ability to inspect and monitor the quality control programs for compliance with approved plans, quality control manuals and California law and regulations regarding mobilehomes, commercial modulars and special purpose commercial modulars.

The applicant shall demonstrate an ability to prepare inspection reports describing observed violations, corrective action and making appropriate references to the plans, quality control manuals, California law, or regulations and incorporated documents.

Application Forms Are To Be Submitted To:

HCD-Manufactured Housing Section 
P.O. Box 31, Sacramento, CA 95812

Questions regarding this application process may be made to:

Manufactured Housing Section 
(916) 445-3338