Testing in accordance to 2012 Test Manual
FIFA has developed the FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf, which aims to improve the quality of football turf produced and installed throughout the world. By testing football turf installations in accordance with a stringent set of testing requirements, published by the FIFA Quality Programme, artificial turf manufacturers who are licensed by FIFA can receive a FIFA field certificate for their successfully tested installations.
With the release of the new testing requirements, the FIFA Handbook of Test Methods 2015, the FIFA Quality Programme will continue to accept initial field certificates for installations tested in accordance with the FIFA Handbook of Test Methods 2012 that were tendered before 1 June 2016, provided that they are tested before 28 February 2018. This does not impact re-tests according to the 2012 manual.