NSF International Halts Parts Certification Programs

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June 24, 2019—Global public health organization NSF International on Thursday noted that it plans to discontinue its automotive parts certification program and associated automotive certification and registration programs as of Sept. 30. 

"Ultimately, we are choosing to focus on programs and services that are more directly aligned with our longterm, strategic vision for the organization," said Lori Bestervelt, executive vise president and chief technical officer for NSF International, in a press release. 

NSF certified parts that meet all applicable NSF certification requirements and are manufactured on or before Sept. 30 will be considered NSF certified for the lifetime of the part. Manufacturers of NSF parts are allowed to continue selling inventories of NSF certified parts after Sept. 30 as long as the parts meet all requirements and were manufactured on or before Sept. 30.

Parts manufactured after Sept. 30 will not be certified, or eligible to be certified. For more information, contact 

The following NSF programs and protocols will be discontinued on Sept. 30:

  • Automotive Parts Certification Program (APCP)
    • NSF Protocol P367 Light Duty Multi-Purpose Vehicle Step Bumper
    • NSF Protocol P368 Vehicle Reinforcing Beam (Rebar)
    • NSF Protocol P369 Vehicle Bumper Brackets
    • NSF Protocol P370 Vehicle Energy Absorber
    • NSF Protocol P371 Front Bumper - Multi Purpose Vehicle
    • NSF Protocol P377 Automotive Exterior Lighting Parts
    • NSF Protocol P378 Automotive Exterior Plastic Body Parts
    • NSF Protocol P379 Automotive Exterior Sheet Metal Body Parts
    • NSF Protocol P472 Front and Rear Bumper Proximity Sensors
    • NSF Protocol P471 Radiator Support Assemblies
    • NSF Protocol P474 Rearview Cameras
  • Automotive Collision Repair Shop Certification
    • NSF Protocol P458
  • Automotive Parts Distributor Certification
    • NSF Protocol P394
  • Automotive Recycler Certification
    • NSF Protocol P470
    • NSF Protocol P482
  • Mirror Registration
    • NSF Protocol R492
  • Camera Registration
    • NSF Protocol R494
  • Reconditioned Parts Certification
    • NSF Protocol P509
    • NSF Protocol P510
    • NSF Protocol P511
    • NSF Protocol P512
  • Automotive Coating-Substrate Registration
    • NSF Registration R491
  • Automotive Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor Registration
    • NSF Protocol P436

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