Microbiological Safety of Cosmetic Products

Influencing factors, tests and evaluation

Web Training – bookable at any time

Duration: approx. 1.5 work days
(08:07 hrs video training + online exam)

Course fee: 900 EUR + VAT



The target of this course is to contribute to the qualification of the safety assessor for the part of “microbiological product safety”.

The course provides specific microbiological knowledge for the cosmetics area. During the course appropriate microbiological considerations, tests and measures are presented which are essential to achieve microbiologically safe cosmetics. In this connection it is necessary as well to gain knowledge about microbiological risks which might appear in different process parts of the product life cycle and about adequate counter measures. The course requires a basic microbiological knowledge.


No Title Speaker
1 Microbiological safety assessment: assignment and objectives Dr. Ulrich Eigener
2 Microbiological basics – a refreshment session Dr. Rainer Simmering
3 Basic requirements for microbiological tests and evaluations Joelle Nussbaum
4 Test method for the efficacy of antimicrobial preservation and its evaluation (PET/challenge test) Dr. Ulrich Eigener
5 Variations of the PET/challenge test and supplementary testing Dr. Ulrich Eigener
6 Preventing microbial risks when developing cosmetics Dr. Rainer Simmering
7 Microbiological limit values for cosmetic products Michael Pflock
8 Microbiological requirements for raw materials and water Joelle Nussbaum
9 Upscaling and changes of the production method – impact on microbiological stability Dr. Ulrich Eigener
10 Micro-organisms: contaminants and health hazards Dr. Rainer Simmering
11 Case studies (presentation/discussion) Dr. Rainer Simmering
12 Product contamination: risk assessment and decisions Dr. Rainer Simmering
13 Effective safety assessment: procedures and documentation Dr. Ulrich Eigener

Duration: 08:07 hrs video training



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Practical Information

Upon receipt of the payment, the subscriber will be notified that he/she may start the training. After having started the web training for the first time, the user will be able to access the course videos at any time for a period of 10 days. PDF-files of the presentations are made available for download. After completion of the web training, the participant can start the online exam within another 4 weeks. The exam must be completed within 1 hour after activation and can be repeated once.


Web Training: Microbiological Safety of Cosmetic Products – Influencing factors, tests and evaluation

(bookable at any time)

Course fee: 900 EUR + VAT


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