How to obtain a compliance 2+ certificate?




The stages are as follows:

  1. set up an Aggregate Production Control System;
  2. perform the initial tests in-house or externally;
  3. produce labels with the CE marking and performance statement;
  4. fill in the contract request form [.pdf] and send it to the Certification Unit.


The financial conditions that apply to the issuing of the CE compliance certificate for aggregates are updated on a yearly basis and published separately.

For further information contact the Certification Unit. 

Manufacturer’s obligations  

During the period covered by the contract, and in between the annual inspections performed by the auditors authorized by IFSTTAR, the client must inform the certification unit:

  1. about any significant alteration to its plant or aggregate production control system,
  2. about the addition of any product with CE marking under the 2+ system (the term “product” refers to any aggregate that is intended to be used in accordance with a reference standards that was not initially mentioned in the contract).


Depending on the extent of these alterations or additions, IFSTTAR may then decide, in consultation with the client, to make an additional inspection. The client will be invoiced for the cost of the new inspection over and above the initial cost.

Which aggregates need the CE marking?

The CE marking is COMPULSORY since 31 December 2004 in order to market natural, artificial or recycled aggregates for uses covered by the 8 standards listed below. The aggregate standards lay down two levels for the compliance certificates, 4 ou 2+.

EN 12 620+A1

Aggregates for concrete

EN 13 055-1

Lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout

EN 13 055-2

Lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications

EN 13 139

Aggregates for mortar

EN 13 043

Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas

EN 13 242+A1

Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction

EN 13 383-1

Armourstone: part 1: Specifications

EN 13 450

Aggregates for railway ballast


  • CE aggregate marking does not apply to materials intended for capping layers or fills.
  • Unbound gravel marketed under the terms of the standard EN 13285 does not require CE marking. 
  • Unblended gravel may have a CE marking, if it is marketed under the terms of the standard NF EN 13242.
  • Gravel for use in concrete requires a CE marking This point concerns the structural concrete.


Under the heading CE marking see also:

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