How to become a football licensee
The FIFA Quality Programme for footballs 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 (FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality or International Match Standard/IMS) 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 the following documents should be provided to FIFA:
- Company Profile (see 1.1 in the Application Form 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 Form)
- Details of the ball to be tested (see 1.4 in the Application Form below)
Please find below the application form explaining the procedures, fees and requirements in more details to obtain match-approved balls and to become a licence producer of the FIFA Quality Programme. To apply please fill out the form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org .