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.

FIFA Football bags

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.

Worldwide protection

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.

Social responsibility

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.

Constant research

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.

FIFA-accredited test institutes

All FIFA QUALITY tests are performed by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Test Laboratory, an independent test laboratory appointed by FIFA.


Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA)
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
9014 St. Gallen

Mr Ivo Rechsteiner
+41 58 765 74 74


IMS – International Match Standard

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

Mr Kai Tinschert
+49 6331 2490 16


CSI S.p.A.
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate (MI)

Mr Paolo Monticelli
+39 02 38330239


Sports Labs Ltd.
1 Adam Square
Brucefield Industrial Park

Mr Thomas Chilvers
+44 1506 444 755