Pesticide Device Registration 

Anti-microbial devices (typically UVA or UVC based) must undergo registration in Canada under the Pesticide Control Products Act (PCPA). Specifically, the recently released Notice of Intent NOI2021-01: Interim order to regulate certain ultraviolet radiation-emitting devices and ozone-generating devices under the pest control products act. To obtain pre-market approval for UV and ozone-generating devices, a registration application must be submitted to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) that includes, but is not limited to, the following information:

  • Labelling that complies with PMRA requirements;
  • Certification for devices that contain electronic components;
  • Exposure assessments; and
  • Efficacy support.

Product labelling typically includes claims about what the device can do with respect to addressing specific bacterial, mold/fungicidal, and virus species. However, these claims must be substantiated with product performance (efficacy) data produced using the product as described in the directions for use. The registration application must contain these studies along with other information that supports these claims and product safety.


  • Developing UVA/UVC device registration packages for PMRA submission
  • Data quality review of efficacy studies
  • Research to provide supporting information for registration package
  • Coordinate with PMRA on the registrant’s behalf
  • Facilitate communication between registrant and PMRA

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