Registration manual

The Registration Manual informs you about the application processes (including application and assessment process). The tool 'How to apply?' leads you through a series of questions to the relevant application type. Both manuals are only available in English.

Changes over January

The registration and evaluation of biocidal products and plant protection products is based on uniform principles. To take into account the developments originating from the ongoing process of European harmonisation and developments in science and technology,  the procedures for registration and the methodology for evaluation of products changes and improves continuously.

To make sure the changes are we documented, an updated version of the registration manual for biocidal products  is released once a month. The updates are planned at the beginning of each month. The former versions of the registration manuals are made available in the “archive” of manuals.

In this new release, several points are amended and / or added. In the overview presented on this page, you will find an explanation and a designation of the exact location in the manual for each amendment or addition.

  • ECHA publishes information and guidance on in situ generated biocides.
    ECHA has recently put in place extra information and recommendations on the risk assessment for “in situ’s“. In the registration manual is referred to the information of in situ’s on the website of ECHA.


Biocidal product Regulation


Transistional legislation / national legislation