Essential medicines and health products

Certification scheme on the quality of pharmaceutical products moving in international commerce

The model certificates shown in this web site conform to the format recommended by the World Health Organization. Although the contents of the model certificates are consistent throughout the Scheme, certificates issued by different national authorities may have a different format and occasionally different wording.

The national regulatory authority of the exporting country should be able to provide more specific information.

When any doubt arises about the status or validity of a certificate, the competent authority in the importing country should request a copy directly from the certifying authority, as provided for under section 4.9 of the guidelines.

WHO certification scheme model documents

Model certificate of a pharmaceutical product

Model statement of licensing status of pharmaceutical products

Model statement of licensing status of pharmaceutical product(s)