Prove your professionalism - with EN 16636 certification
Proof of professional pest management
Guarantee of a high level of quality
Animal welfare and environmental compliance
Increased customer confidence
Certification according to EN 16636 - more safety in pest control
The standard is made up of two central parts:
- Requirements for pest control process operations.
- Requirements for the professional competence of the staff or management
The overriding goals of the standardization are greater safety for consumers and protection of the environment.
For which companies is EN 16636 important?
Important components of the EN 16636 standard
The selection of service providers certified according to EN 16636 can be useful for a certified quality management according to IFS Food or BRCGS Food.
What does CEPA Certified stand for?
In the first step, you discuss your company, your management system and the goals of certification with us. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer from us, tailored to your individual needs.
In order to be able to assess to what extent you already meet the requirements of the standard, CEPA has developed a free self-assessment tool, which is available at www.cepa-europe.org.
Once your company is ready, an audit date will be set with you, and an auditor with the required pest management expertise and experience will be selected. The initial assessment will verify that your company meets the requirements of EN 16636. Typically, the assessment takes one day and includes a customer visit.
The audit and its results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS, which decides on the issuance of the certificate. You will receive an audit report documenting the audit results. If there are any nonconformities, you have three months to resolve them and take appropriate action. If there are no more outstanding nonconformities, the CEPA Certified® certificate is issued. The certificate is valid for three years.
Once we have issued the certificate, we upload it to the CEPA database. This increases your chances of being found by new customers.
To maintain the validity of the certificate, a surveillance audit is required 18 months after the initial assessment. Again, you will receive an audit report. Three years after the initial assessment, the certificate expires. If you wish to apply for renewal, a new cycle of 3 years begins.