The FIPJP publishes two documents related to the certification of boules.
The first, which is frequently updated, is a list of boules manufacturers who have been certified by the FIPJP, along with a list of certified models of boules and synthetic jacks. It is called Fabricants de Boules: Labels des Boules et Buts agréés en compétition. You can find it on the FIPJP web site. Follow the links to REGLEMENTS & TEXTES > Label Boules & Buts Agréés.
The second, which was last updated in 2013, specifies (a) the technical requirements for the certification of manufacturers and (b) the technical requirements for the certification of specific models of boules. It is called Conditions Requises Pour L’homologation De Boules De Petanque De Competition (Requirements for the Certification of Competition Petanque Boules). You can find it on the FIPJP web site. Follow the links to REGLEMENTS & TEXTES > Agrément Boules.
Our archived copy is HERE.
The first document doesn’t really need translation. The FIPJP does not provide an English-language translation of the second document, so we have created one. We hope it will be useful to English-speaking readers. Note that this translation is not endorsed by the FIPJP itself. (Our document revision date is indicated in the filename.)
The certification testing is performed by the Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais (National Laboratory of Metrology and Testing), which is still known as LNE after its former name: Laboratoire national d’essais. It is a French reference laboratory responsible for testing products of all kinds for certification before they go on the market.