International competitions can only be organized on hills that are approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
If a new or reconstructed ski jumping hill is approved (homologated) it gets a hill certificate. The national ski association has to apply for such a certificate to the FIS sub committee.
If the hill meets the neccessary requirements it gets the certificate that is valid for five years. If no changes were made to the profile of the facility it can then be extended for five more years.
Example: Certificate for the hill in Bischofshofen »
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