Scale Certification

Can I bring my scale in and have it certified? 

If you can drop in, we would happily certify your scale. We are available Monday through Friday from 9 am- 4:30 pm, except for holidays. We recommend calling ahead of time to schedule your scale certification to ensure staff is available. Certification takes approximately 10-15 minutes. 

Can’t drop in? Send us your scale! 

The IGFA will certify scales up to a maximum capacity of 100-pounds at the cost of $40 per scale for IGFA members only. This fee includes return shipment by regular parcel post. If you would like to track, insure, or need a quick turnaround, we recommend sending a UPS, DHL, or FedEx label or account number along with the scale.

We test each scale for accuracy using certified, traceable weights. IGFA policy dictates that scales may not be off by more than one increment for spring scales or 0.5% of the maximum capacity for digital scales. Scale certification is valid for one year after the certification date.  

Send your scale to: 

The IGFA
c/o World Records Coordinator
300 Gulf Stream Way, Third Floor
Dania, FL 33004

You must include: 

  • Your name;
  • Desired return address; 
  • Payment information;
  •  Any other pertinent information. 

We typically have scales certified and back in the mail within a week.

For more information

Contact IGFA Headquarters:

IGFA
300 Gulf Stream Way, Third Floor
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Phone: 954-927-2628
Email: hq@igfa.org