Testing according to the regulations
Before the RDW can issue a type-approval, the product in question must be tested. This must be done in accordance with the regulations stipulated in the relevant legislation. The regulations that apply depend on your scope, your product, the country in which you want to bring the product to market, or other mandatory regulations. The RDW Testing department or your own technical service can help you determine which legislation is key for your marketing strategy.
The tests can be conducted at the RDW Testing department (or at a location or test laboratory belonging to a third party). This can also be an accredited Technical Department. These departments are accredited to conduct tests for EC and ECE approvals. The type-approvals issued by the RDW are described on the Legislation page. The RDW Testing department can conduct inspections the Testcentre or it can supervise tests on location at your premises or in test laboratories belonging to third parties. At the Testcentre, tests can be conducted for a wide range of EC and ECE approvals for systems and vehicles.
If 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'.