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 August

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.

Request for information on animal testing

Hyperlink to the VIB form has been added: form for request for information on animal testing. Also an explanation of that form has been given.  

Manual parts:

  •  Inquiry to share data (will be changed in “request for information on animal testing”)

Same biocidal products

Submission of an SPC is not requested for an application for a same biocidal product.

Manual parts:

  • Same biocidal products – Instruction for submission

Biocidal product Regulation


Transitional legislation / national legislation