How to become an EPTS Licensee

Any provider of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) who wishes to test and certify their EPTS technology (wearable & performance) to the FIFA standard shall follow the FIFA Quality Programme application process.

Laws of the Game

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) account for the use of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems in the Laws of the Game update in 2017/2018. Under Law 4, The Players’ Equipment, the IFAB introduced a minimum standard (IMS – International Match Standard) for any wearable tracking system that is to be used in official matches under the auspices of FIFA and an additional Performance standard (FIFA Quality) to validate the reliability and accuracy of any EPTS system (optical, wearable). Please find the Laws of the Game Document here.

Certification Process

Any provider of Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS) who wishes to test and certify their EPTS technology (wearable & performance) to the FIFA standard shall follow the below step- by-step process as a guideline to follow the application process:

 

Application Guide

The certification of a system requires a positive rest result and a:

  • non-commercial license agreement for wearable technology tested to the IMS safety standard
  • commercial license agreement for EPTS tested to the FIFA Quality Performance standard

The following document is a guide for any company seeking to test and certify their tracking devices to the requirements of the FIFA Quality Programme:

The tests are performed by accredited independent Test Institutes and certified systems that are listed under EPTS Testing on the website for end-user guidance. For more information please have a look at the related content.