Conducting tests

The product must be tested before the RDW can issue a type approval. The test department of the RDW or a technical service designated by the RDW can perform these tests. These technical services have been designated by the RDW to perform tests for EC and ECE approvals.

The RDW Test department performs inspections at the RDW test center or supervises tests at your location or in third-party test laboratories. At the RDW test center, tests can be performed for various EC and ECE approvals of systems and vehicles.


The price of a test is made up by the following components:

  • The execution of the test and making up the test report is based on the technical hourly rate.
  • Administrative costs based on the administrative rate.
  • A surcharge for use of the facilities, if applicable based on the hourly rate.

The rates are published in the Price list of VRT of RDW. During your conversation you can ask for an indication of the costs.Here you can find the General terms and provisions of tests and approvals of the RDW.

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