Football Testing Manuals
Specific test methods have been developed for testing footballs on the minimum requirements for the categories FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality and IMS of the FIFA Quality Programme.
All FIFA QUALITY tests are performed by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Test Laboratory, an independent test laboratory appointed by FIFA. For the IMS tests manufacturers may choose between 2 accredited test institutes SportsLabs and Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Primasens e.V.. Below you can find the contact details of the mentioned test institutes. Please remember to read the application guide under How to become a Licensee first and contact FIFA to start the application process before you get in touch with the test institutes.
FIFA QUALITY PRO and FIFA QUALITY
Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA)
9014 St. Gallen
Ms Pierrine Zeller
+41 58 765 74 74
IMS – International Match Standard
Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V. (PFI)
Marie Curie Straße 19
Sports Labs Ltd.
1 Adam Square
Brucefield Industrial Park
EH54 9DE LIVINGSTON
FIFA Football Test Methods
In total 10 tests are to be carried out in the order indicated below:
For more detailed information about the test conditions and the test methods please have a look at the Football Testing Manual. This technical guide contains the quality criteria behind the three marks FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality and International Match Standard below: