Why request the NF mark?
With the NF brand you can:
Set yourself apart from your competitors.
Increase your customers' confidence in your company.
Highlight your professionalism and know-how.
Reinforce your brand image.
Expand your markets.
The NF mark will help you to improve quality within your
The NF mark offers impartial proof of the quality and high performance
of your products and services. With a 85% awareness rate, the NF
mark is the leading product certification mark in France. It is
also well known in Europe.
250 certification reference systems
5400 mark holder companies
Several tens of thousands of products and services certified
What is the NF mark?
The NF mark is a certification
mark. It provides your customers with indisputable proof that the
products or services certified meet their needs and are compliant
with the safety and/or quality characteristics defined in the corresponding
certification reference system.
This reference system comprises:
French, European or international standards produced in collaboration
with manufacturers, users, distributors, consumer associations,
laboratories and public authorities,
Additional specifications relating to the product or service
and the company's quality organisation, contained in certification
regulations specific to each product or service.
The certification reference systems are established in collaboration
with all the players concerned: manufacturers or service providers,
professional organisations, consumers, public authorities, technical
organisations, and so on.
How do you acquire the NF mark?
The NF mark is a voluntary quality mark: you are free to choose
whether to request it for your products or services.
For your industrial and consumer products: NF
For your ecological products: NF
For your services: NF
How much does the NF mark cost?
Nowadays, it is not in any manufacturer's or service provider's
interests to put products or services on the market without checking
them extensively. The NF mark is based on continuous tests, audits
Combined together, these services provide vital assurance for no
more than a few thousandths of the selling price charged
to the consumer.
Who issues the NF mark?
AFNOR Certification calls on and combines the scientific and
technical know-how of many general or specialist organisations,
who take part in certification development and management. These
organisations are known as the NF
As the leader of a network of expertise, AFNOR Certification depends, for the NF mark, on structures
organisations entrusted with performing all the certification
operations leading to the issuing of NF marks,
secretariats, to whom parts of the certification process are
and analysis laboratories and specialist inspection and auditing
In this way, more than 50 organisations are able to contribute
their know-how and expertise.