Quality policy

Due to its links with the LCPC, IFSTTAR is heir to a very long “quality policy” tradition going back to the 1980s. It was the first, and for many years the only, EPST to have gained ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system.

It should be noted that:

  • The LCPC was one of the 5 laboratories that set up the RNE in 1979 which became COFRAC in 1994.
  • After a call for tenders, AFNOR Certification won the public contract as the ISO 9001 certifying body for the September 2017 renewal audit  according to the 2015 version of the norm.

IFSTTAR’s 3 quality qualifications

IFSTTAR has been certified "ISO9001" since October 2002 for its quality management system in:

  • the areas of research, development, studies, expertise, certification, testing and training to and through research
  • for civil engineering materials and structures, geotechnical engineering and natural hazards, the environment and transport systems operation and security

Certification renewed in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.

Quality management system
For the sites in Marne-la-Vallée, Lyon, Marseille-Salon de Provence, Nantes, Versailles-Satory and Villeneuve d’Ascq

Download the certificat [.pdf]

IFSTTAR holds accreditation from “COFRAC Tests” in accordance with ISO 17025, for the 4 testing programmes below:

    • Prog. No. 3: Tests on hydraulic concrete and its components (CPDM/Paris),
    • Prog. No. 5: Tests on concrete reinforcement (SMC/Nantes),
    • Prog. No 29-1: Tests on metal materials, mechanical testing (SMC/Nantes),
    • Prog. No. 105: Tests on special products intended for hydraulic concrete structures (CPDM/Paris)


    Scope available on the site www.cofrac.fr

    NB : IFSTTAR is one of the 5 laboratories that set up the RNE in 1979 which became COFRAC in 1994

    In case of dissatisfaction with these activities, the claims process is available here.

    IFSTTAR has been accredited by “COFRAC Industrial Product Certification” in accordance with ISO 17065 (since 1 May 2006), for the CE marking of aggregates (Regulation 305-2011 Construction Products), notified body according to the “2+“ system (audit of plant production control) for aggregate quarries.

    N° 5-0533
    Scope available on the site: www.cofrac.fr