Steps to submit a recording and sampling device for ICAR testing and certification


The devices used for the purpose of official milk recording must be ICAR-certified, based on Section 11 of the ICAR Guidelines, which details the rules, standards and recommendations for testing, certification and periodic checking of a milk recording and sampling device. The full text of Section 11 may be found here.

The procedure to obtain ICAR certification is:

  1. The applicant submits a test application form.
  2. The Chair of the Sub-Committee for Measuring, Recording and Sampling Devices (MRSD) selects the ICAR Test Centre to perform the test.
  3. The Test Centre prepares the test plan including time schedule and costs.
  4. ICAR shares with the applicant an umbrella contract and the invoice for the test fees, together with the test plan.
  5. The test starts after the contract is signed and the test fees are paid in full.
  6. Upon completion of the test, ICAR circulates the report to the MRSD Sub-Committee for review, comments, and certification recommendation.
  7. ICAR sends the report to the applicant and, if the test is successful, the official ICAR Certificate.
  8. The certified device is added on the ICAR website.
  9. The applicant must label all ICAR-certified devices supplied to the market with a label issued by ICAR. Label orders must be addressed to

For technical information, please contact Mr. Steven Sievert, Chair of the ICAR MRSD Sub-Committee, at or at +1 608 444 1285.

The ICAR Secretariat contacts are:

Process issues:
Andie Dimitriadou
Tel.: +39 334 8420774

Contracts and payments:
Yvonne de Gier
Tel. +31 6 4842 9118


ICAR, Arthur van Schendelstraat 650, 3511 MJ Utrecht, The Netherlands - Email: