Holders of a Certificate of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) must inform the EDQM of any change(s) to the information provided in the initial application.

In addition, a CEP must be renewed once, 5 years after the issue date of the original CEP for it to remain valid (regardless of revisions in the interim period).

The themed topics below help companies to understand how to notify EDQM of changes, get them approved and how to renew their CEP.

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Find a guideline

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

Looking for a CEP?

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.