Application process

Paper-based application

Before any testing of a given system can take place, the system provider submits the application form (see PDF) giving information about the company including quality assurance schemes and details about the system, such as evidence of intellectual property ownership and technical parameters. Once the documentation is complete and approved, a meeting will be held to determine the course of testing.

System test

Following administrative approval, the provider, in consultation with FIFA, selects two venues in which the system test is to be carried out by an accredited goal-line technology system test institute. Following submission of a positive test report from the test institute, the provider will receive a licence agreement.

 

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE

  • APPLICATION

    Producers of goal-line technology systems are invited to apply for the FIFA licence. In order to guarantee a high level of quality for the end user, applicants must prove that they meet certain requirements in terms of system production and business management.

  • POSITIVE GLT SYSTEM TEST

    In order to become a FIFA licensee, the goal-line technology system test, which is conducted by the FIFA-accredited test institute, must be passed. This involves subjecting the system to an intensive test programme in the laboratory, on the field and in real game situations.

  • FIFA LICENCE AGREEMENT

    If the application and test criteria are met, FIFA will issue a standard licence agreement to the company. On signing the contract, the company is then licensed to install its goal-line technology system for use in official matches. The name of the company as a licensee and the system will be publicly accessible here: FIFA.com/quality.

  • INSTALLATION

    The FIFA licence authorises the company to install the system anywhere in the world. The company must ensure that the end user is properly informed about the technology, operation and maintenance of the system. It must also provide a two-year warranty to the customer.

  • POSITIVE FINAL INSTALLATION TEST

    On completion of the installation, the goal-line technology system must be tested again by a FIFA-accredited test institute or a test institute that is certified to ISO 17025 for goal-line technology tests. The test programme is a shorter version of the system test, the aim being to test the functionality of the system following installation

  • ACCEPTANCE OF THE INSTALLATION

    The installation and results of the installation test must be accepted by the licensee's customer (e.g. competition organiser, stadium owner or club). The signed documents must then be submitted to FIFA for final approval.

  • REGISTRATION ON FIFA.COM/QUALITY

    On final approval of the documents by FIFA, the installation is awarded the FIFA QUALITY PRO seal and listed here: FIFA.com/quality. The goal-line technology system can now be used for official matches/in official competitions.