Registration manual

The registration manual informs you about the registration proces (including application and assessment process). To find the applicable type of application, use  'How to apply?'

Changes over January

The registration and evaluation of plant protection products and biocidal 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 wel 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 / 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.

Description of process and application form for  administrative prolongation of authorisations granted by mutual recognition

A new application form has been placed on the Ctgb website and linked to the registration manual. This form is meant to apply for a administrative prolongation for authorisations granted by mutual recognition with shortened authorisation period. In some member states post registration requirements are set for the original authorisation. The authorisation period can be reduced by the MS  granting the original authorisation. The authorisation period in the Netherlands then will be reduced likewise. As soon as the requirements are met in the original member state and hence the authorisation is extended, the application holder can apply for a prolongation of the authorisation in the Netherlands as well. This concerns an administrative application only.

Manual parts:

  • PPP How to apply – step 3
  • PPP Mutual recognition

Application types

The registration manual guides you through the following application types:


Active Substance Approval