Applicants should send their documentation in electronic format only to the Certification of Substances Department (DCEP) of the EDQM.

All submissions should be in eCTD format except submissions for substances for veterinary use (vNees is accepted) or for TSE risk (PDF is accepted). Submissions should be sent via the “Common European Submission Platform (CESP)”.

Users should first register with the CESP before sending submissions to the EDQM.

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Please go to Certification Policy documents & Guidelines for a list of all of our guidelines.

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Search for a list of granted CEPs, their type, the name of the substance, the full CEP number, the issue date and validity status, using the Certification Database (updated daily).

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Applicants commit to provide samples of substance and/or impurities when requested by the EDQM.