Test institutes can now apply to become a FIFA-accredited test institute for football turf as of 2015. New test institutes can send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All test institutes that submit an application will be invited to the next round robin for field test institutes, to be held near Florence, Italy from 9 to 13 March 2015.
The round robin is a series of tests held on a regular basis. All FIFA-accredited test institutes must also participate and prove that they meet FIFA’s high test standards.
Using the Handbook of Test Methods as a basis, two complete field tests are performed by each test team consisting of two technicians. After the results have been evaluated, each technician that passes the tests receives a FIFA accreditation to perform tests on football turf pitches for the next five years.