Verein des
Hygiene-Instituts des Ruhrgebiets e.V.
des Ruhrgebiets
Institut für Umwelthygiene und Toxikologie
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Certification Body HyCert

Our service as a certifier

Document the drinking water hygienic suitability of your product with a certificate from HyCert. Trust in our expert knowledge, which has grown over decades. Our employees will be happy to guide you through the entire certification process. From the application to the issuance of the certificate.

You can find our certification programs here:

Certification procedure of HyCert, procedure 1+
HyCert certification procedure, type test procedure

The basis of our certification programs is the recommendation for the conformity confirmation of the drinking water hygienic suitability of products of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). You can find the PDF here.

Information regarding the extension of the transitional regulation KTW-BWGL Section 4.1

We are a certification body accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS).
Accreditation certificate
Annex to the accreditation certificate

In order to carry out the assessments required for certification worldwide, HyCert cooperates with renowned external inspection bodies that have many years of experience in auditing and sampling. Of course, the institute's own staff will also carry out assessments.

Further information on the certification process can be found here:
Sequence of the certification process

Basic information about the costs of a certification can be found in the price list.
current price list

We will be happy to provide you with a detailed cost estimate once we know the scope of the certification.
If you have any questions about the certification of your drinking water products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you. The easiest way to contact us is by e-mail at

If you would like to start with the certification of your product, simply download the certification application and send the completed document also to After reviewing the application, HyCert will decide whether the product can be certified with us and will then send you the certification contract for mutual signature. Furthermore, they will receive all documents necessary for the certification process.

You can find the certification application form here.

Of course, you can also have the drinking water hygienic suitability of your products tested independently of a certification process. For more information, please click here.

We look forward to working with you.

Rules of Procedure HyCert
Rules of procedure of the certification body

Valid certificates
Currently valid certificates (as at: 23.05.2024)
Last change: 23.05.2024 09:39:13