Do you have a health site?

Discover the HONcode certification and join the community of certified sites!

Steps in the process

1st step


Apply for certification through an online self-assessment form, and get the result of your site's self-assessment of compliance with the 8 principles.

2nd step


The HONcode team evaluates your site and sends you any recommendations for modifications to make so that your site is in compliance.

3rd step


Thanks to the explanations and the audit report, you implement the necessary modifications so that your site respects the 8 principles of the HONcode.

4th step


The expert re-evaluates your site according to the changes made.
When the 8 principles are respected, your site is finally HONcode certified.

5th step


The dynamic and personalized HONcode seal can finally be displayed on your site. It is directly linked to your HONcode certificate and is proof of your certification.
Find here the 8 principles of the HONcode in the 35 available languages.

Find detailed guidelines for each principle of the HONcode, to help you bring your site into compliance with our code of conduct. Compliance with these guidelines is essential for HONcode certification.

For each certification, a contribution is requested and defined according to the type of site and its visibility (according to Alexa Rank).
The contribution must be renewed annually when the site is re-evaluated.
Find below the different rates.
There are certain types of websites that we cannot certify: medical tourism services, online consultation not reimbursed by health insurance, eshop, veterinary service, diet plans, fitness programs, and websites providing health information without any scientific evidences...
Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Offer your users information that respects the 8 criteria of ethics and transparency, improve the level of trust of your site and thus increase its visibility thanks to the HONcode label.

Any comments about a HONcode certified site? A site that does not seem to respect the HONcode code of conduct? Do not hesitate to submit us your opinion, our team will take your remark into account as soon as possible.