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Standards Rights and Usage Policy


Written permission from API must be granted for incorporation of any API-copyrighted material into external materials. This includes reproductions, translations, retrieval system storage, photocopying, recording and transmissions by electronic or mechanical means.

All requests for permission for use of API-copyrighted material must be submitted to API either through the online form (link below) or in writing.  No requests by phone may be accepted. Please complete the form below or email us directly at permissions@api.org.


Click here to Complete the Permission Request Form


Additional Information:

  • Once API has received all requested information from the requesting party, we will be able to determine whether or not permission will be granted. API will also be able to determine the permission fee that will be implemented, if applicable. Permission fees and other charges will vary depending on use, number of productions, and other factors.
  • After all information has been received from the party requesting the use, permission requests typically take approximately 60 days to process; however, if you are working with a specific deadline, please highlight that in your request and API will attempt to meet your needs.
  • For those wishing to translate materials or if there are any questions regarding the completion of the Permission Request form or the API permissions process, please contact permissions@api.org.