The certificates are issued to those who prove that they comply with the principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) from Annex 1 (to Section 19a, Paragraph 1), Section II ChemG.
In Bavaria, applications are accepted by the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety.
For the application, the form can be used, which is available on the website of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) in German language.
Upon receipt of the complete application, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety notifies the test facility of an inspection by members of the Bavarian GLP Inspection Commission. The inspectors arrange an inspection date with the test facility.
If the inspection shows that the test facility or test site and the studies or phases of studies conducted there comply with GLP principles, the LGL issues the GLP certificate and the associated notice. The GLP certificate shall specify the categories of tests and the date of the inspection.
An application for a GLP certificate can also be made by anyone who is not obliged to carry out inspections subject to GLP, but who can credibly demonstrate a justified interest (Section 19b (1) sentence 2 ChemG). A legitimate interest is regularly recognized if a governmental body in the importing country requires the Bavarian exporter to prove that the tests of his products have been carried out according to GLP principles, although these tests are not subject to GLP according to German law.