BS EN 16636:2015 European Pest Management Certification
Demonstrate your quality in the pest control industry
The first European Pest Management Standard, BS EN 16636:2015 - Pest management services requirements and competences, and the accompanying certification scheme, CEPA Certified®, sets the benchmark for professional pest management.
Promoted by CEPA (Confederation of European Pest Management Associations) and supported by supply-chain end users, this business standard is improving the quality of pest management services throughout Europe.
With an aim to protect public health, assets and the environment, this European benchmark specifies the requirements for pest management services and levels of competences to be met by professional providers.
It applies to pest management companies who are involved in the assessment, recommendation and execution of control and prevention procedures in respect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). It does not apply to companies delivering services in the area of field crop protection and routine cleaning and disinfection associated with regular contract cleaning services.
For the first time, CEPA Certified® serves as a benchmark for the industry through which certified companies can demonstrate the ‘best practice’ and professionalism of their service. It enables smaller pest management companies to prove their quality up against industry leaders and makes it easier for consumers and businesses to choose a reputable supplier they can trust.
For most companies, certification involves a one-day audit and a field visit to observe applied practice by an approved certification body such as Bureau Veritas. Certification lasts for three years and includes a second surveillance audit, usually lasting half a day, half way through the certification period. The assessment covers everything from competence of staff and service, to client communication and record keeping for all pest management operations.
CEPA has developed an easy-to-use, optional self-evaluation test to help you prepare ahead of the certification process. We can undertake an assessment to evaluate whether or not you meet the requirements once this test is complete.
As a member of BPCA (British Pest Control Association), you can also benefit from the opportunity to be independently audited to the BS EN 16636 standard by Bureau Veritas and achieve CEPA Certified® at a special membership rate. For more details on this opportunity, please contact us.