BWF Approved Equipment

Application and Renewal Process

Equipment Approval Scheme

The Equipment Approval Scheme is an opportunity for manufacturers of badminton products to apply to be included on the official list of BWF Approved Equipment according to the minimum standards established by the BWF. Manufacturers of BWF Approved Equipment have certain rights when advertising their products.

The Approval Scheme was introduced in 1988 to maintain a satisfactory standard of feather shuttles and court equipment used in international badminton events. BWF approves four product categories.

  • Shuttlecocks
  • Flooring
  • Nets
  • Net posts

Application Process

The application process may take two months or more to complete so manufacturers should take this into account. No temporary certificate requests or immediate approval requests will be considered.

Shuttlecocks, nets, net posts and flooring undergo tests by laboratories and/or testing providers. The results of all the tests are examined by the BWF and if the product meets the required standard, the product / manufacturer will be entitled to include the wording “Approved by the BWF for International Play” on the packaging and advertising for that approved brand and grade. All tests performed are at the expense of the applicants.

There are a range of terms and conditions for approval/certification.

All applications must be sent to Thevagi Suppiah – t.suppiah@bwfbadminton.org

Sudirman Cup 20015

Applications – Shuttlecock

Shuttlecock testing is conducted two times each year in May and November.

The certification period runs for one year beginning from the certification date. BWF reserves the right to withdraw BWF certification at any time.

Download and read the overview below and then download and complete the application form.

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Applications – Flooring

Applications for approved flooring can take place throughout the year. The approval period is for two years beginning from approval date.

Download and read the following, complete the form and send this to the BWF.

Sudirman Cup 2013

Applications – Nets

Applications for approved nets can take place throughout the year. The approval period is for two years beginning from approval date.

Download and read the following, complete the form and send this to the BWF.

All England 2015

Applications – Net Posts

Applications for approved net posts can take place throughout the year. The approval period is for two years beginning from approval date.

Download and read the following, complete the form and send this to the BWF.

All England 2015

BWF Preferred Equipment Suppliers

BWF is certifying “BWF Preferred Equipment Suppliers” in different product categories to ensure that the highest level of equipment is used in the highest level BWF tournaments, including Multisports events.

BWF may appoint up to four “BWF Preferred Equipment Suppliers” in each of the following product categories:

  • Badminton Feather Shuttlecocks
  • Badminton Court Mats
  • Badminton Sub-floors (Synthetic Floors or Wooden Floors)