For the approval of vehicles, RDW distinguishes between vehicles with and without a type approval. Vehicle with a type approval are those which are mass produced according to European regulations and do not require any further testing to be approved for road use. Vehicles without a type approval have to be individually tested before they can get approved. On this page you find forms which you can use to apply for reserve approval numbers, certification or a product assessment.
If you are a manufacturer of vehicles or vehicle components and you would like to apply for a type approval, RDW can guide you through the process of testing and certifying the vehicles or vehicle components. On this page you can submit your application for a type approval and the corresponding tests, apply vehicles for an End of Series statement or make a request for a consultation.
Conformity of Production (CoP)
Before you can apply for a Type Approval for a vehicle or component, you must demonstrate that your production process is in accordance with the Type Approval. The RDW verifies whether the manufacturer has taken adequate measures to guarantee that the Vehicles, Systems, Components or Technical Units will be in compliance with the approved type. A type approval can only be requested after the Conformity of Production (CoP) is accepted. Read more about applying for CoP or a change in the CoP information.
Reserve approval numbers
If you are an designated technical service and you would like to apply for approval numbers for future approvals, you can submit your application here. If you wish to get any existing test results and certificates approved, please submit your application through 'Certification'.
Form Reserve approvalnumbers
Approve test results and certificatesIf you are an designated technical service and you would like to get test results and certificates approved, you can submit your application here. If you only wish to apply for new approval numbers in order to submit certificates in the future, please make a request for these numbers through 'Reserve approval numbers'.