GMP and GDP Certification Programme

One reason for the ECA Academy’s excellent reputation is its high-quality Certification Programme. In the past years, thousands of GMP and GDP professionals already relied on the programme to advance their knowledge and to get an additional qualification - and completed the ECA Certification Level.

This comprehensive qualification curriculum comprises 15 programmes, allowing professionals to combine several seminars according to their fields of interest.

New – Attend Online Courses for Certification

Currently many training courses are offered live online. Also some training courses will be offered on demand (recording of live online training courses). These online courses will be recognized for the ECA GMP/GDP Certification Programme as well!


Highly qualified personnel is crucial within the field of GMP-compliant manufacturing of APIs and drugs. Although college and university education provide the scientific basis, a continuous advanced training is essential.

And this is where the ECA Academy GMP Certification Programme fills the gap. It offers modular training with an industry-known certification at the end. For most of the Certification Options (see list below) you will need to attend 3 training courses of a comprehensive number of events. You can:

  • select courses according to their individual professional demands
  • suit the course registration to your company's necessities,
    i.e. usually there is a period of several months between the courses. If two dates are too close together, you can attend one course in the following year.

Recognition of the Certification Programme

The ECA Academy enjoys an excellent reputation within Europe's pharmaceutical industry. The Certification Programme represents a useful completion of your college and university education. The ECA Certification Programme is the largest programme of its kind in Europe.

Which Training Courses are Recognized for the Certification Programme?

To find out which training courses are recognized for the certification program, please click on the different certification options listed below. There you will find a link to the currently recognized training courses. Please note: On each program flyer for the Training Courses you will find an indication for which certification it is recognized.

How to Obtain the Certificate?

To obtain the certificate, please send an e-mail prior or after the 3rd event you attended to This e-mail should also list the courses you attended in the past. You will then get your certificate during the 3rd course. The Certificate will not only include the title of the Certification Programme, but also lists all ECA courses and conferences you attended. Thus, it will serve as a valid documentation for your continuous GMP and GDP education.

Continuous GMP/GDP Certification – a service offered by the ECA Academy

In order to reflect the development of a continuous advanced education for GMP and GDP professionals from 2014 on the ECA Academy will issue the Certificates of the Certification Programme with a validity date. Every new Certificate (see list of the Certificates below) will be valid for two years. To renew it the applicant has to join one at least 2-day ECA Training Course or Conference within that period. Applicants are quite flexible in selecting training courses or conferences for the renewal. For example, a Validation Training Course or one on OOS Results will also be recognised for the renewal of the ECA Certified QA Manager Certificate, although these courses are not specifically recognized for the QA Manager Certificate (the same applies to all other certificates). This flexibility takes into account that applicants will broaden their knowledge in GMP Compliance.

The renewal process is easy and will be managed by the ECA Academy. If you have obtained one of the Certificates below in 2014 or later you will automatically receive a new version of your certificate which contains the new two years Certification statement every time you will participate in an at least 2-day ECA Training Course or Conference. Please contact us at if you have any further question.

Certification Opportunities

Please also see the brochure on the GMP and GDP Certification Programme.