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Module 30, Overview Of The Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) (30.002)

  • 01 July 2024
  • 02 July 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 01 July 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • 02 July 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • This Module will be delivered live online, as the two morning sessions detailed.
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  • £260 + (VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)



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Module 30, Overview Of The Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR)

This course provides participants with an overview of the EU Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) (Regulation 2019/1009). At the end of this course participants will have a thorough understanding of the practical implications for EU manufacturers and importers of fertilising products and how the FPR applies to their own area of work.

In particular participants will:

  • understand the background and fundamentals of the FPR

  • understand the terminology and definitions, and how fertilising products are defined in terms of Product Function Categories (PFCs) and Component Material Categories (CMCs)

  • understand the obligations of suppliers of fertilising products across the EU

  • understand the process for CE marking and conformity assessment procedures covering key steps involved, timelines and expected costs

  • understand the structure and data requirements for a submission for conformity assessment depending on the PFC and CMC

  • understanding the transition period after the new FPR came into place

  • have a list of resources available with respect to the FPR

Who Should Attend?

This module is designed for a wide audience of those involved in or responsible for marketing fertilisers in the EU, and in particular:

  • new recruits into the field of fertilising products and plant biostimulants regulatory affairs

  • technical or scientific staff in companies that manufacture, import or supply fertilising products and plant biostimulants for use in the EU

  • managers of regulatory departments in companies marketing fertilisers and plant biostimulants

Benefits Of Attending

Attending this module will ensure that you and your organisation are aware of your obligations and options under the Fertilising Products Regulation, including the latest developments. If you are struggling to see the overall picture in how fertilisers are regulated, or if you are moving into fertilisers and plant biostimulants as a new area, this course will be helpful and informative. 

To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 16 on the number of delegates.

Module Tutor 

This module will be delivered by Dr Irene McGrath of Kerona Scientific Ltd. Irene studied Analytical Science at Dublin City University, and completed a PhD in chemistry. Irene has over 30 years' experience managing Regulatory Departments and working as a consultant for the regulation of biocides, agrochemicals, plant biostimulants and fertilisers in the EU. Irene now manages a regulatory consultancy based in Ireland working with clients worldwide.

Module Deputy

Murray Smedley is owner of Barkwith Associates Limited, a consultancy company. His team provides a range of chemical regulatory services including the EU Fertilising Products Regulation [FPR].

Delegate Feedback

Comments from previous delegates on this training module:

“Good overview of the new requirements. Some practical examples and feedback on experience with competent authorities.”

“Information on the slides was very clear and the physical handouts received were very good.”

“Great deal of preparation. Well presented with knowledgeable presenters.”

Module Presentation

We will deliver this training using an online system, which we have used successfully for other CHCS events and training. There is no charge to delegates for using the software. The licence cost is borne by CHCS.

The sessions will run live and delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates using their device microphone. The tutor will use a PowerPoint presentation, just as they would in face-to-face training.

We will provide you with copies of the presentation and all other supporting documentation in advance of the training, by email. We will also provide you with a document giving more details about using the software plus some tips for getting the best out of the day.


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Our online courses are priced at £285.00 (+VAT). However, we also offer a discount price of £260.00 (+VAT) for bookings taken up to 6 weeks before the course date.

If you are a CHCS member, use your CHCS login details, then click on the "REGISTER" button shown on the right-hand-side of the screen. You will then be able to access either the Discount or Full-Price rate depending on the date. 

You can pay online using your credit card, or have an invoice sent to you for payment by credit card or bank transfer. However, we only accept Credit Card payments for any registrations made within 5 weeks of the date of the course.


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Members of both organisations can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of either organisation and wish to attend this course, please visit the Partners page of our website and follow the links to the web page of the organisation to see how to register. 

Please note these Conditions

Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of a membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. As this is a limited space training event, refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.

CHCS reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control, including insufficient interest. If CHCS cancels, then refunds will be made.

For registrations made within 5 weeks of the course date, we only accept payment by Card.

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