Certification Programmes for RES installations (NF414)

Updated: 07.02.2019

Author: Helena Vidalic

The main French certification organisation AFNOR (Association Francaise de Normalisation) delivers a certification label for heat pumps called NF414 ensuring their compliance to the French and European standards as well as to technical and energetic performance requirements set by the NF414 Committee. The label is granted the manufacturer of following installations upon acceptation of their application:

  • solar water heaters,
  • biomass installations using wood charcoal, wood fuel, wood briquettes and wood pellets
  • heat pumps including aerothermal and geothermal heat pumps.


Eligible are manufacturers of solar water heaters, biomass installations and heat pumps.

Competent authority

The competent authority is the French certification organisation AFNOR. However the applications are handled by the certification association Certita.

Further information

Information on the application procedure as well as the cost of labellisation can be found under: 

Distribution of costs

Plant manufacturers

The costs of the labellisation are borne by the applicants.


Further information