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 April

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.

How to Apply, step 1 and 2

Text of step 1 and 2 have been clarified.

Manual parts:

  • PPP – How to apply – step 1 and 2

Data protection, data sharing and public access

Editorial amendments.

Manual parts:

  • PPP – how we handle your application – Data protection, data sharing and public access.


  • information about publication of Registration Reports on Ctgb internet site  added
  • decisions on post registration data

Addition of information about publication of registration report in authorisation database of Ctgb

Manual parts:

  • PPP – how we handle your application – Decision

Derived authorisations and parallel trade permits: information about renewal

About renewal of derived authorisations and parallel trade permits, information is available under “instructions for submission” in the section about “product renewals”. A link has been added in the sections of derived authorisations and parallel trade permits leading directly to this renewal page.

Manual parts:

  • PPP – Derived authorisations
  • PPP – parallel trade permits


Application types

The registration manual guides you through the following application types:


Active Substance Approval