EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES

 

The BWF has an Equipment Approval Scheme where manufacturers of badminton products can apply to the BWF to be included of an official list of BWF Approved Equipment according to the minimum standards established by BWF.

 

APPROVED / CERTIFIED LISTING

Click on below links for list of approved equipment / suppliers:

 

CERTIFICATION PRODUCT

The BWF Equipment Approval Scheme was introduced in 1988 to maintain a satisfactory standard for feather shuttles and court equipments used in international badminton events. BWF approves four product categories. Click on the below links for steps to apply for approval and download to the applications forms.

  • Flooring

           - Flooring Overview

           - Flooring Application Form (New)

           - Flooring (New Approval) - Expert Questionnaire

           - Flooring Application Form (Renewal)

  • Shuttlecocks 

           - Shuttlecocks Overview

           - Shuttlecocks Application Form (New/Renewal)

  • Net

           - Net Overview

           - Net Application Form (New)

           - Net Application Form (Renewal)

  • Net posts

           - Net Posts Overview 

           - Net Posts Application Form (New)

           - Net Posts Application Form (Renewal)

 

Complete the appropriate form and email to t.suppiah@bwfbadminton.org 

 

CERTIFICATE PERIOD

Shuttlecock testing is conducted twice an each year. The approval period runs for one year beginning from the approval date.

Flooring, net and net posts are tested throughout the year. The approval period for flooring, net and net posts are two years beginning from approval date.

The certification procedure process may take 2 months or more to complete. No temporary certificate requests or immediate approval requests will be entertained. All tests performed are at the expense of the applicants.

 

TESTS/APPROVALS SUCCESSFUL

The results of all the tests are examined by the BWF and if shuttlecock, net and net posts approval is granted - the product / manufacturer will be entitled to include the wording "Approved by the BWF for international play" in the packaging and advertisements for that approved brand and grade.

BWF will certify flooring products in 3different grades - "Grade 1 - BWF International Elite", "Grade 2 - BWF International Standard", "Grade 3 - BWF Basic". Thus, the flooring product will get the approval statement "Certified by BWF according to BWF Standards - Grade [ insert grade]" on the promotion material.

However, the use of the BWF logo is not permitted.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click on the below link to see the Terms and Conditions of approval/certification:

          - Terms and Conditions

 

FLOORING REQUIREMENTS FOR BWF SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS

Click on the below link to see the requirements that flooring needs to meet for BWF Sanctioned Tournaments (please also refer to BWF Regulations - General Competition Regulations and other Tournament regulations):

          - BWF Sanctioned Tournaments Flooring Requirements

 

PREFERRED EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS (PES)

BWF has launched a programme to appoint “BWF Preferred Equipment Suppliers” to ensure that the highest level of equipment is used in the highest level tournaments (BWF Major Events and Multisports Events).

 

BWF will appoint a maximum of three (3) “BWF Preferred Equipment Suppliers” in each of the following product categories:

Badminton Feather Shuttlecocks
Badminton Court Mats
Badminton Sub-floors (Synthetic Floors or Wooden Floors)

 

Attached you will also find Application Forms for each of the different product categories. Please note the application deadline of 31 August 2013.

         - PES Overview
         - PES – Application Form Shuttlecocks
         - PES – Application Form Sub-Flooring

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF CONTACT:

Thevagi Suppiah

t.suppiah@bwfbadminton.org

Tel:     +603-2141 7155+603-2141 7155

Fax:    +603-2143 7155