Paper Registration for the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)
FDA has developed an online registration system, intended to make it easier to participate in the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). You may still use paper forms. However, we strongly encourage you to participate in VCRP online, to avoid delays that may occur in processing of VCRP paper forms.
For questions not answered in the resources below, contact the VCRP Staff at VCRP@fda.gov
How to Obtain Paper Forms
- Registration of a Cosmetic Product Establishment - Form FDA 2511 (PDF 1MB)
- Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement (CPIS) - Forms FDA 2512 (PDF 1MB) and 2512a (PDF 1MB)
The instructions are listed on the forms.
How FDA Will Acknowledge Acceptance of Your Forms
FDA will acknowledge acceptance of the forms you have filed by sending you the FDA Registration Number (Registration No.) or FDA Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statement Number (CPIS No.) assigned to the submission.
Resources to Help You File Form FDA 2512
- Cosmetic Product Category Codes: A list to help you determine product category codes for Form FDA 2512
- Color Additives Permitted for Use in Cosmetics (Table): A quick reference table, with links to the listing regulation for each color additive