How to become a football licensee
The FIFA Quality Programme is a test programme for outdoor and indoor footballs. Manufacturers can enter into a licence agreement to use the prestigious FIFA quality marks on footballs that have passed the rigorous testing procedure.
Being part of the FIFA Quality Programme for Footballs is not only about producing balls for international matches under the auspices of FIFA or one of its member associations. It is also proof for each licensee that it produces high-quality footballs and is committed to social responsibility.
FIFA quality marks
The Licence Agreement includes the right to use the FIFA quality marks on and in relation to certified products. It also includes a comprehensive marketing service and an authorisation number that identifies each single product.
The FIFA Quality Programme logos are protected by trademark and copyright registrations worldwide. Legal advice and supervision is provided by FIFA’s international network to enforce and protect each licensee’s rights and to prevent infringements.
FIFA’s commitment to social responsibility can also be seen in its Quality Programme. Licensees must comply fully with the WFSGI Code of Conduct confirmed by the WFSGI pledge, which guarantees sustainable products.
To further improve the quality of footballs, FIFA carries out a research programme and regularly conducts studies with universities and test institutes. All findings are shared with the licensees to help them to improve their products even further.
First Step of Application
If you wish to apply to the FIFA Quality Programme for footballs please send the following documents as a first step to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Company Profile (see 1.1 in the Application Guide below)
- WFSGI Pledge - This process is to be handled with WFSGI directly under email@example.com Please find here the "WFSGI Requirements in brief".
- Product Liability Insurance (please find the insurance requirements under 1.3 and Annexe 2 in the Application Guide)
- Details of the ball to be tested (see 1.4 in the Application Guide below)
For more detailed information about the application process please find below the links to the specific application guide documents explaining the procedures, fees and requirements: