Background: In 1193-16 Certification was its own section (9). In 1193-18 Sections 6,7,8, and 9 were combined into current section 4.5, Manufacturing under Sec 4. QAP. At that time, the language was “Before a manufacturer ships…” but the latest version currently reads “Prior to opening an amusement ride or device for the public…”
As Certification of the ride or device is not a planning or manufacturing process task, and instead is a closing process task following 5.0 Commissioning Testing, and 6.0 Documentation, Certification should return to its own separate requirement section following all other monitor & control processes (which includes 7.0 Info Plate, also since broken out of 6.0).