Rearview Cameras

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF
  • Registration Process

NSF International’s registration program for automotive backup cameras is based on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111: Rear Visibility and additional testing for fit and functionality.

NSF International’s automotive backup camera registration covers cameras functioning as part of the “Rear Visibility System” and which may be used on passenger cars or multipurpose vehicles, low-speed vehicles, trucks, buses and school buses up to a certain weight.

NSF registration allows companies to demonstrate that an independent laboratory tested and evaluated their cameras to determine:

  • Compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111.
  • Whether they meet on-vehicle test requirements if the camera mounts appropriately, the field of view is large enough, and that the camera responds quickly enough.


Registration by NSF, an independent third-party organization, provides added assurance that backup cameras on vehicles are meeting federal regulations, function and fit correctly.

Products and services that meet registration requirements appear in NSF’s online Listings, bear the NSF Registered mark and can be referenced in marketing and other promotional information.

Backup cameras are designed to prevent potentially deadly backover accidents. NHTSA estimates that 58 to 69 lives can be saved each year once every vehicle under 10,000 pounds on the road is equipped with a rear visibility system.1


Why Work With NSF

NSF International is an independent global organization with over 70 years of experience developing standards, auditing, testing and certifying to protect and improve public health globally.

  • NSF has a global network of staff committed to meeting your registration needs.
  • NSF registered products and services are publicly listed and referenced in marketing and other promotional information.
  • NSF offers services throughout the auto supply chain, including parts certification, distributor certification, collision repair shop certification and recycler certification.

Registration Process

The process for registering backup cameras involves the following steps:

  • NSF reviews the reports and verifies that all requirements are met.
  • NSF grants registration if all requirements are met.

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  • Open Who is NSF International?

    NSF international is an independent, global organization with over 70 years of certification and testing experience. Our extensive automotive experience, combined with strategically placed offices in key global markets, uniquely positions us to meet your increasing needs and help with today’s challenges.

  • Open What is NSF’s automotive expertise?

    NSF International works with companies that have some of the most cutting-edge processes in the industry and recognizes what is needed to make a high-quality part.  Our laboratories are staffed with experienced engineers who have extensive OE and aftermarket experience in the automotive industry.

    A subsidiary of NSF International, NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) is one of the largest registrars of automotive manufacturing facilities in North America.  NSF-ISR issues thousands of ISO certificates for automotive-based facilities and has over 350 North American-based auditors.  This includes a number of OE automobile manufacturers as well as OE and aftermarket parts suppliers.


  • Open What are the key benefits of registration?

    NSF registration allows companies to publicly demonstrate compliance of products or services with standards, laws, regulations and requirements of potential customers.

    Products and services that meet registration requirements will appear in the online NSF registration listings and can be referenced in marketing and other promotional information.

    Registration by NSF, an independent third-party registrar, helps mitigate liability for companies and adds defensibility.


  • Open What does the registration process entail?

    The process for registering a product or service involves the following steps:

    1. Company completes online application form.
    3. For product registration, the company submits a test report from an NSF approved laboratory containing all required data and photographs showing compliance with the requirements for registration.
    5. For registration of services, the company submits completed questionnaires and required documentation.
    7. Company submits the appropriate payment of the registration fee and/or any other applicable fees.


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