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NSF International Discontinues Automotive Parts Certification Programs


Global public health organization NSF International announced on June 20, 2019, it will discontinue its Automotive Parts Certification program and affiliated automotive certification and registration programs, effective September 30, 2019.

“NSF International continually evaluates its programs and services and we considered many factors when making this decision,” said Lori Bestervelt, executive vice president and chief technical officer of NSF International. “Ultimately, we are choosing to focus on programs and services that are more directly aligned with our long-term, strategic vision for the organization.”


The following NSF programs and protocols will be discontinued on September 30, 2019:


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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