The certification process includes a registration for all new companies which apply for certification (paid once), the examination of the validation application file and the management of the file all along the validation study. The corresponding fees are collected by AFNOR Certification when starting with the procedure. In parallel to the validation study, an audit is performed on the production site of the alternative method which costs are invoiced after the on-site visit. Once the alternative method is certified, an annual fee is charged by AFNOR Certification.
Each validation study is carried out by an Expert Laboratory, independent and qualified by AFNOR Certification. The costs related to the validation study performed by the Expert laboratory are not included in NF VALIDATION administrative fees. Testing costs are invoiced directly by the laboratory. The tariffs applied are those in force in the laboratories concerned. We invite you to contact them for obtaining quotation.