3 steps to get CFE certified



Sign up for national audit. The CFE certification company recorded on the certification website first carries out an online check to establish whether enough points can be achieved for a positive evaluation.


Sign up for national audit

Every CFE partner country has a national focal point that will carry out the audit at the national level. Find a list of the national focal points here.


CFE certification

Receive the CFE label and get the certificate. Certification is valid for 3 years. Each year the company has to make a self-evaluation report.

Mandatory criteria to get certified

To get the certification as a bicycle-friendly company, at least one must criterion has to be fulfilled.

1. Mobility / bicycle company coordinator

The bicycle coordinator should have all information on cycling and also be well informed about mobility alternatives and mobility policy. The company bicycle coordinator is the contact point for cycling and related mobility issues and should be responsible for the following tasks: 


  • Establish an agreement to increase the share of cycling in the company
  • Regular information on cycling topics and related mobility topics relevant to all employees
  • Check possible funding opportunities to support cycling
  • Establish and develop a mobility strategy
  • The mobility / bicycle company coordinator has a monthly time budget of 2 hours available for the above listed activities.

Some countries decided to have a second mandatory criterion

2. Qualitative bicycle parking has to be closer to the company entrance as car parking

The characteristics of quality full bicycle parking spaces are:

  • The characteristics of quality bicycle parking spaces are:
  • Racks available to lock both, the front wheel and the bicycle frame
  • Location close to the company’s entrance
  • Size: 2 meter x 80 centimeters per parking space
  • At least 1 parking space per 5 employees
  • Barrier free access or easily navigable ramps
  • Good lighting is recommended (e.g. with motion sensors)
  • Adequate space for parking and retrieving the bike

Action fields and Point system

To give companies an impression what they can do improve the conditions for cyclist the CFE-certification scheme defined six action fields. Every action field includes different measures that can be implemented and a certain number of points are assigned to each measure. Get detailed information on measures here. To get a positive certification a company has to reach a minimum of points in every action field. The minimum of needed points is not the same in all participating countries. To get detailed information on your national point system, get in touch with your national certification contact point.



Actions fields


The CFE-certification provides a new developed self-evaluation tool for companies. The tool is a preliminary step for the evaluation. It gives companies the possibility to prove if a positive evaluation is possible. If a company reaches all needed points an onsite audit can be requested. The result of the self-evaluation builds the basis for the onsite audit.

If you want to start a self-evaluation register your company here.

After registration the company receives login data for the internal area. Once you are logged in the self-evaluation process can start. To get an impression of the individual measures needed for the self-evaluation have a look into the guidebook “bicycle-friendly employer – easy made”.

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