Chemicals: Certificate of Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

The GLP is intended to achieve international recognition of test results.

According to the Chemicals Act (ChemG), non-clinical health and environmental safety tests of substances or preparations, the results of which are intended to enable an assessment of their possible hazards to humans and the environment in an approval, approval, registration, notification or notification procedure, must in principle be carried out in compliance with the principles of good laboratory practice.

The Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) set precisely defined standards for organisation, personnel, premises, test and reference substances, work instructions, result reports and archiving. The GLP is intended to achieve the international recognition of test results - and thereby also a restriction of the number of animal experiments.

In order to obtain the GLP certificate, test facilities and sites must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the GLP. The certificate of compliance with the GLP principles shall be issued by the competent authority upon request if the test facility, including the test procedures carried out, actually complies with the GLP principles.


Contact details of all authorities responsible for the chemicals sector in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

  • Chemical monitoring: Competent authorities
  • § 19 a ff. Act on protection against hazardous substances (Chemicals Act - ChemG),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif), Tarifstelle 2.3.1 - VwGebV.

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  • §§ 19a ff. ChemG
  • VwGebV

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