CERTIFER SA is a French company being one of the worldwide leaders on the market of independent assessment of rail and urban transportation.
It is held at 51% by a non profit organisation, CERTIFER association, and at 49% by Apave Développement. This structure is based on a 550 expert network, specialized in the
following matters: Rolling Stock, Control Command and Signaling, Infrastructure, Energy, Maintenance, Global Systems.
There are companies in group companies.
CERTIFER ALGERIE is an Algerian based company established under the laws of Algeria.
CERTIFER AMERICA LATINA is a CERTIFER organization that works as an Independent Security Assessment and Certification Body.
CERTIFER AUSTRALIA is a CERTIFER organization that works as an Independent Security Assessment and Certification Body.
CERTIFER ASIA is the commercial office of CERTIFER in Hanoi, Vietnam.
BELGORAIL was established in June 2004 to meet regulatory and optional certification requirements in the rail sector and joined the Certifer Group in 2017.
CERTIFER ITALIA is a Pisa-based Italian company that conducts independent security assessments according to Italian regulations.
Certifier TURKEY Turkey, according to the laws of the Republic of Turkey is a company built and established in Ankara.
CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION # 5-0572 CERTIFER SA COFRAC (French Accreditation Committee) has been accredited by the “certification of products and services” unit with
the authorization certificate numbered 5-0572.
INSPECTION ORGANIZATION # 3-1213 CERTIFER SA COFRAC (French Accreditation Committee) has been accredited by the “inspection” unit with the certificate of authorization
CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION # 335-PROD Belgorail is accredited by the “Certification” department of BELAC (Belgian Accreditation Agency) in Brussels under the reference
INSPECTION COMPANY # 335-INSP Belgorail Accredited by the “Inspection” department of BELAC (Belgian Accreditation Agency) in Brussels under the reference 335-INSP.
CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATION # 275B CERTIFER Italia is accredited by the ACCREDIA (Italian accreditation committee) “Certification” department under the reference # EN /
ISO / IEC 17065: 2012 under the # 275B reference.
INSPECTION AGENCY # 076E CERTIFER Italia is accredited by ACCREDIA (Italian accreditation committee) “Inspection” department under reference # 076E.
INSPECTION AGENCY AB-0458-M Certifier Turkey, TURKAK (Turkey accreditation body) by ISO / IEC 17020, type as inspection body for the scope of non-destructive testing ESI-
0458-M under reference has been accredited.
Notified Body (NoBo)
Designated Body (DeBo)
Independent Safety Assessment (ISA)
Assessment Body (AsBo)
Entity In Charge of Maintenance (ECM)
On-Board ETCS laboratory and certification
Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
Independent Checking Engineer/ Independent Certifier (IC/ICE)
CERTIFER and BELGORAIL are Notified Body (NoBo), under the European directive 2008/57/CE by the European Commission for High Speed and Conventional Rail Interoperability.
As such, we intervene in the assessment of subsystems and interoperability constituents for all the areas detailed in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (STI): Rolling
stock, Control Command and Signaling, Infrastructure, Urban Integration, Energy, Operation and maintenance and global system.
We perform the assessment of the documentation, the audits, the visits to the manufacturing and can also witness tests which are carried out by the applicant or by an independent
laboratory according to the chosen module.
INITIAL CERTIFICATION PROOR TO THE ECM CERTIFICATION UNDER THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE
Before issuing the certification of entities in charge of the maintenance, CERTIFER performs an initial documentary assessment. If everything is in its own place, CERTIFER performs
on-site audits & inspections to check the good application of maintenance processes.
If the opinion is positive, a certificate of ECM, on maintenance activities will be issued for a duration of 5 years.
During the certificate’s period of validity, CERTIFER will perform an on-site audit & inspection on the ECM’s site every year.
A major player in railway certification with projects in nearly 50 countries, CERTIFER puts its 22 years of business, technical and regulatory experience at the service of its customers
(manufacturers, operators, infrastructure managers, solution and product developers, National Safety Authorities, etc.).
As a complex system in a high-tech industry, the railway and urban transport sector requires a high level of expertise; ensuring the high level of qualification of stakeholders is
therefore essential in order to ensure a good knowledge and understanding of safety issues and normative and regulatory frameworks.CERTIFER provides you with its experience and
expertise in independent assessment and certification in the field of railway and urban transport.
Réseau Ferré de France, SNCF, Infrabel, HS2, Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Siemens, Vinci, Eiffage, Bouygues, Arbel Fauvet Rail…
Eastern High Speed Line (Paris – Strasbourg)
High Speed Line Perpignan – Figueras (France, Spain)
ERTMS signaling L3 et L4 (Belgium)
Gautrain Tunnel (South Africa)
High Speed rolling stock TGV POS, DASYE, RGV 2N2, VELARO D, ICE3 (France, Germany)
Conventional equipment TRANSILIEN, Regiolis (France)
ETCS Products Cambrian Lines (Royaume-Uni)
Signaling on Bord Thalys (France, Belgium, Netherland)
This structure is based on a 550 expert network, specialized in the following matters: Rolling Stock, Control Command and Signaling, Infrastructure, Energy, Maintenance, Global