A fast and reliable solution

You have developed an innovative product or service and you want to give your customer the confidence that your product or service meets strict quality requirements. A certificate gives that confidence. However, usual certification (a BRL) is not possible. A covenant offers the solution for this. This new quality guarantee can be arranged relatively quickly. A Kiwa covenant can be ready within three to four months. This depends on the duration of any tests. The development of a BRL takes about one to two years and a European standard even five to seven years.


There is a four-step procedure to obtain a Kiwa Covenant:

  • In cooperation with the Kiwa certification assessor the unique properties of your products are set and described; 
  • These product porperties are assessed against the claimed requirements and documented; 
  • After mutual agreement of the contents the Covenant can be issued; 
  • Kiwa will carry out quality audits of the product and process according to the agreed frequency for maintaining the Covenant.

About Kiwa 

Kiwa has specialized business units that focus on specific market segments, in the Netherlands and internationally. We offer specialist services in areas such as energy and water, fire safety and security, infrastructure, roof and facade advice, sports facilities and training. You can contact these business units for testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy tailored to your market segment.