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)
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
9014 St. Gallen
SWITZERLAND

Contact:
Ms Pierrine Zeller
+41 58 765 74 74

IMS – International Match Standard

Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V. (PFI)
Marie Curie Straße 19
66953 Pirmasens
GERMANY

Contact:
Mr Kai Tinschert
+49 6331 2490 16
www.pfi-germany.de
kai.tinschert@pfi-germany.de

Sports Labs Ltd.
1 Adam Square
Brucefield Industrial Park
EH54 9DE LIVINGSTON
SCOTLAND

Contact:
Mr Thomas Chilvers
+44 1506 444 755
www.sportslabs.co.uk
tom@sportslabs.co.uk

 

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:

Football Testing Manual