Approval "Corrosion Protection"

The requirements for gaining a FSV-certification "Corrosion Protection" are included in the following three guidelines for planning, construction and maintenance of roadways (RVS guidelines, these are still only avalable in German):

  • RVS 15.05.11 Bridges, Corrosion Protection, Steel, Steel and Aluminium Structures
  • RVS 15.05.21 Bridges, Corrosion Protection, Aluminium, Aluminium Structures
  • RVS 15.05.31 Bridges, Corrosion Protection, Lightweight Structures, Powder Coatings on Steel Constructions

The process for gaining the FSV-certification is bound to German, the application form and all needed documents must be written or translated to German.

Normally the process takes 3-5 month for gaining the certification. The regulatory FSV-certification committee (independent expert committee) is responsible for the contents published.


  • Original application form including necessary documents (must be in German language) have to be sent via regular mail to FSV, Karlsgasse 5, 1040 Wien (in advance via e-mail to possible)
  • Application is checked
  • Invoice for approval rate is sent to applicant
  • When this invoice is settled, the contract together with the estimation of costs of the expertise is sent to the applicant (2 copies)
  • Both copies of the contract have to be signed and returned to FSV
  • When the signed contracts arrive at FSV, the applicant is contacted by an expert for further procedures
  • When expertise is handed over to FSV by the expert, the applicant receives an invoice for costs of the expertise
  • The final decision is taken by the approval committee
  • With a positive decision and the settled invoice for the costs of the expertise the certification information is made available on our homepage, the original expertise and certificate are sent to the applicant



Initial application

1.440 EUR

Simultaneous application of


2-5 approvals:

2.880 EUR

6-10 approvals:

4.320 EUR

10-20 approvals:

5.760 EUR

>20 approvals:

6.680 EUR




800 EUR

Simultaneous prolongation of


2-5 approvals:

1.600 EUR

6-10 approvals:

2.400 EUR

10-20 approvals:

3.200 EUR

>20 approvals:

3.700 EUR


Moreover, an overview of FSV-certified products related to the field of "Corrosion Protection" is available here on the German part of the FSV-website.