Artificial Turf Pitches

Artificial Turf Pitches

To allow competitive matches to be played on your full size artificial turf pitch – it must be certified to do so.

This certification must be certified by an independent test institute. Click the link below to find an approved listing of FIFA test institutes.

Your chosen test institute must ensure your full sized pitch is tested to the FIFA Quality standards for best practices. i.e. FIFA QUALITY certification.

FIFA approved list of test institutions for pitch testing:

Once a passed test is achieved, please notify your relevant League and the FAI Facilities Department. Your League should have a database of all playable artificial turf pitches.

Your certification will be logged on the official FIFA website for all certified pitches (full sizes):

(please select Republic of Ireland from the country drop-down box).

Should you require any further support. Please email


Guidelines for planning and installing artificial turf pitches

Please find below a guideline document highlighting the process of an artificial turf pitch. For further support please contact