Certify your health website

Are you a health website editor?
Here are the different stages of the HONcode certification process to join the network of certified health sites.

Discover the certification process

1st step

Request

Use our online form to request certification of your health site and at the same time verify that the 8 HONcode principles apply to your site.

2nd step

Assessment

Your site is evaluated by our team of experts who will then share with you any modifications to your site that are needed.

3rd step

Changes

Thanks to the explanations provided by our experts, you can implement the necessary changes so that your site meets the 8 HONcode principles.

4th step

Certification

Your site is HONcode certified and you receive the seal and the associated certificate.

1st step

Request

Using our online form detailing the 8 principles, you submit your site for certification.

This step allows you to see if your site respects our Code of Conduct and highlights the points that might require changes.

This initial certification is free of charge.

2nd step

Assessment

A HONcode expert assesses your site and its respect of each of the 8 principles.

The expert places in your file the content justifying compliance with each principle, as well as the URL where each can been accessed by your users. This also appears on your site's certificate of compliance.

The expert then sends you an email containing any changes that need to be made to your site to make it HONcode compliant.
This process can take up to 2 months.

3rd step

Changes

If the expert has requested that changes be made to your site, you implement them according to their recommendations.

Our team is at your disposal to help you accomplish this step easily.

4th step

Certification

An expert from the HON team reassesses your site, taking into account the changes recently made.

If the 8 HONcode principles are respected, your site is certified.

A dynamic and unique seal is delivered to you for integration into your site so that you can inform your users of your certification.

This seal is linked to your certificate of compliance, which contains the relevant text on your site justifying compliance with each principle.

Your site is then integrated into HON's search engine and highlighted on our social media pages.
This process can take up to 2 weeks.

Certify your site!

Provide your users with information respecting the 8 ethical and transparency criteria and thus increase your visibility.