About SFI Foundation
The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for the quality assurance of specialty performance and racing equipment. The SFI Foundation has served the automotive aftermarket and the motorsports industry since 1978.
In 1963, a group of racing products manufacturers formed an association known as the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association, or SEMA. Original organizers deemed the central purpose of the association to be the development of products specifications.
The quality performance specifications program is the heart of the SFI Foundation. The process used to develop each specification is just as important to SFI as the end product itself, the performance specification.
Opened in 1999, the SFI Test Laboratory was founded to serve the needs of SFI participating manufacturers looking to test their products in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Tech Inspector Certification
The tech inspector certification program was introduced in 1994 and was the first non-product type of program offered by SFI, with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) being the first sanctioning body to utilize it.
Incident Response Training
SFI offers an Incident Response Training Program for bringing safety awareness to race track personnel. The Drag Race Incident Response Training Program began in 2000 at the request of the NHRA.