Testing of Respirators

EU type test, certification and tests for quality assurance

As a notified body according to the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, ift Rosenheim offers type tests as well as certifications for respirators (e.g. FFP2). In addition, independent tests for quality assurance can be carried out based on EN 149.

Contact us - our test equipment is ready for your masks!


Important information - short + concise

  • The technical test duration, including documentation, is 5 to 7 working days for quality tests and approx. 15 working days for a type test according to EN 149.
  • We will be pleased to coordinate the quantity of test specimens and the further procedure with you personally.
  • Please do not send any masks to us without being asked.
  • For new clients: To simplify processing, please send us our customer data sheet already filled out.

Advantages at a glance

Individual test programs based on EN 149 (preliminary/quality tests)

Test and certification completely in Germany

ift-tested mark with authentication by individual QR codes

Test and certification of FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 masks

ift Rosenheim is notified as a test and certification body for respiratory protective devices as well as filtering half masks with/without valves according to EN 149. This means that your particle filtering half masks (FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3) can be tested, certified and monitored.

Respirators are classified in risk category III of the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. Therefore, in addition to the EU-type tests (Module B/Annex V), one of the following modules is required as a prerequisite for CE marking:

  • Module C2/Annex VII: Internal production control with monitored product tests at irregular intervals by ift Rosenheim (as notified body),
  • Module D/Annex VIII: Quality assurance system for the production process, monitored by ift Rosenheim (as notified body).

Then you as the manufacturer can affix the CE marking.

The test rigs used were largely developed and produced by our subsidiary ift MessTec GmbH. If you are interested in individual test rigs, please feel free to contact us!

Quality Assurance of Respirators

In order to prove the quality of the masks you have purchased or to check the consistent product quality, ift Rosenheim offers a test based on EN 149. The quality assurance can be carried out completely or on individual characteristics, such as penetration of filter material. We would be pleased to put together an individual test plan for you.

This allows customers (e.g. hospitals, consumer protection, associations or authorities) to independently and impartially ensure the consistent product quality of the respirators they use and to create sustainable confidence in the product among end consumers. The tests are carried out within a few days. You will then receive a qualified test result for your respiratory protection masks at short notice.

More information on this can be found in the "Test procedures for quality assurance".

What we need from you for the test

We coordinate everything you need with you - individually tailored to your testing programme.

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Is your product eligible for testing?

Before submitting an enquiry to ift Rosenheim, please check whether your product is eligible for testing. Information on the differentiation of product types can be found here:

  • Recommendations for the use of homemade masks (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices - BfArM),
  • Differentiation between mouth-nose protection and particle-filtering respiratory protection (Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety),
  • The marketability of personal protective equipment in the Federal Republic of Germany is determined by the competent market surveillance authority. You can search for the market surveillance authorities responsible for you via this link (for Regulation: Regulation on personal protective equipment).