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CERTIFER and BELGORAIL  are Notified Body (NoBo), under the European directive 2008/57/CE by the European Commission for High Speed and Conventional Rail Interoperability. As such, we intervene in the assessment of subsystems and interoperability constituents for all the areas detailed in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (STI): Rolling stock, Control Command and Signaling, Infrastructure, Urban Integration, Energy, Operation and maintenance and global system.


We perform the assessment of the documentation, the audits, the visits to the manufacturing and can also witness tests which are carried out by the applicant or by an independent laboratory according to the chosen module.

In the framework of RID i.e the convention concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail, we are also notified according to the transportable pressure equipment directive, allowing us to assess the Transport of Dangerous Goods.


  • Eastern High Speed Line (Paris - Strasbourg)
  • High Speed Line Perpignan - Figueras (France, Spain)
  • ERTMS signaling L3 et L4 (Belgium)
  • Gautrain Tunnel (South Africa)
  • High Speed rolling stock TGV POS, DASYE, RGV 2N2, VELARO D, ICE3 (France, Germany)
  • Conventional equipment TRANSILIEN, Regiolis (France)
  • ETCS Products Cambrian Lines (Royaume-Uni)
  • Signaling on Bord Thalys (France, Belgium, Netherland)

Our customers : Réseau Ferré de France, SNCF, Infrabel, HS2, Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Siemens, Vinci, Eiffage, Bouygues, Arbel Fauvet Rail...


  • Specialists in Railway certification
  • A safety-based approach

  • More than 20 years of experience

  • A pool of qualified experts

  • More than 550 assessors from the all railway sectors

  • National and International recognitions: France, Algeria, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Saudi Arabia & UAE

  • Two Notified Bodies according to 2008/57/EC 
    Under #2593 for CERTIFER
    Under #1615 for BELGORAIL

  • Our proven methodology and specific tools allowing easier project and information management with our client

  • A Group recognized for its competencies and values, based on impartiality, quality, independence and confidentiality


Designated Body (DeBo)
Independent Safety Assessment (ISA)
Assessment Body (AsBo)
Entity In Charge of Maintenanc (ECM)
Urban Insertion
Fire Behaviour
Test Organization
On-Board ETCS laboratory and certification
Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
Independent Checking Engineer/ Independent Certifier (IC/ICE)
Cyber Security

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