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Certification of EU fertilising products - our competences

From December 4, 2021, PCBC S.A. is a notified body with the identification number 1434, assigned by the European Commission for the conformity assessment of EU fertilising products in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 for module B – EU-type examination and module D1 – quality assurance of the production process.

From May 5, 2022, PCBC S.A. can also conduct conformity assessment for module A1 – internal production control plus supervised product testing.

As part of our competences, we evaluate the following products:

Certification scope

Information on the types and scope of certification processes is provided below:

  • Scope of notification – powers to assess compliance – link
  • Scope of accreditation – certification powers – link

Certification program and certification procedures

  • The conformity assessment process for EU fertilizer products is conducted in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2019/1009
  • Main stages in the process of EU fertilising products conformity assessment:
    • Submitting the application by the Manufacturer
    • Review of the submitted application
    • Registration of the application and preparation of a contract and cost estimate
    • Signing the contract
    • Settlement of the initial payment and delivery of product documentation to PCBC S.A.
    • Assessment

  • Review of information and assessment results
  • Decision on certification
  • Issuing the certificate/ attestation

Certificates confirming compliance with the applicable requirements for an EU fertilising product specified in Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council are issued respectively under:

  1. Module A1 – for period 3 months, from the date of the test of resistance to detonation, provided that further tests are performed before 3 months.
  2. Module B – for a period of 3 years, unless the technical documentation of the EU fertilising product has changed.
  3. Module D1 – for a period of 3 years, provided that the Manufacturer maintains the production quality assurance system and carried out annual surveillance audits confirm that the requirements of the QMS are met. After this period of time, the certificate may be prolonged for another 3 years.

Certificates / attestations issued by PCBC S.A. are signed with a qualified electronic signature

Surveillance over the granted certification

Frequently Asked Questions/ FAQ

How much does the conformity assessment cost?
The valuation will be prepared on the basis of a completed by the manufacturer and sent to PCBC S.A. application FBS-N-01

How long does the conformity assessment take?
The conformity assessment may take up to 180 days (in module B and D1), excluding the time needed for the Manufacturer to complete the documentation

The conformity assessment may take up to 50 working days (in module A1), excluding the time needed for the Manufacturer to complete the documentation

What is the time to submit the required documents?
From the signing of contract by PCBC S.A., the Applicant has 30 days to provide all the required documents specified in the application

What documents are needed to carry out a conformity assessment?
The required documents are listed on the penultimate page of the fertilising product conformity assessment application

Who is responsible for commissioning tests under module A1, B and D1?

  • In the case of selecting the assessment according to module A1 – PCBC S.A. collects a sample and performs the tests referred to in Annex IV, part II, points 4.1 – 4.4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1009
  • As part of the EU-type examination in the B module – PCBC orders examinations and tests on samples obtained from the Manufacturer. The manufacturer shall agree with the notified body on the location where the sampling and testing will be carried out. In order to prepare an offer for sampling and testing, please send a list of the forms of individual nutrients with the declared content and other declared parameters characterizing a given fertilising product that require appropriate tests
  • In the D1 module, the manufacturer provides a test report

Where can we commission tests of the EU fertilising products?
Fertilizer and Chemical Product Laboratory, Testing and Certification Branch Office in Piła, PCBC, contact:
jfinster@pcbc.gov.pl

What reports and test results are accepted in module D1 by PCBC S.A.?
PCBC S.A. accepts in the certification process test results not older than 1 year on the date of documentation evaluation, made in an accredited laboratory (EN ISO/IEC 17025) or a non-accredited laboratory which has implemented the requirements of EN ISO / IEC 17025. The scope of the tests depends on the PFC and results from Reg. (EU) 2019/1009

How many samples and what size will be tested in the laboratory tests?
The number and size of samples are determined by test method. Before the test is performed, it is necessary to complete and submit an order for the laboratory tests. For more detailed information, please contact: jfinster@pcbc.gov.pl

When will we receive the certificate?
The certificate shall be send to the Manufacturer after issuing by PCBC S.A. the positive decision based on the carried out conformity assessment process and after all amounts of dues for the certification process are paid by the Manufacturer

Useful links

Legal acts

Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 laying down rules on the making available on the market of EU fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003

Amended by:

Documents for download

  • Application for conformity assesment of EU fertilising product

  • The contract for the conformity assessment

  • CONTACT US

  • Zespół ds. Certyfikacji Wyrobów


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