VAH List.

Your gateway to safe disinfection.

Frequently asked questions.


FAQ regarding the VAH List.

What is the VAH List

The VAH List of Disinfectants contains all disinfectant procedures which have a certificate for efficacy issued by VAH. It lists all products with their tested concentrations and contact times and activity spectrums. VAH certificates are issued when the products meet the requirements for quality assurance as published by VAH. These are based on efficacy testing according to standardized test methods in correspondence with the state of the art and the European (CEN) test methods, thus ensuring a high level of efficacy in actual use conditions.

What is the VAH List online?

The database-supported VAH List of Disinfectants (online) contains important information on all products which were certified by VAH.

You can access the online platform here.

The VAH List is the basis for selecting effective disinfectants for use in hospitals, outpatient clinics and resident doctors’ or dentists’ offices as well as in public institutions and other areas where there is a risk for infection transmission. Users are granted free access to this website which is available in English and German.

Users will benefit from features such as:

  • Continuous update of the database on the basis of VAH certification
  • Three-step search with improved usability: quick search, advanced search, product details
  • More filter options such as selection of pathogens or activity spectrum
  • Convenient usage on mobile electronic devices such as smartphone and tablet
  • Compilation of multiple favourites lists


Who can use the VAH List online?

The VAH List online is a free,open access service.

FAQ regarding certification.

What is needed for certification?

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Here you will find a compilation of frequently asked questions and answers on VAH certification and listing.

What fees are charged?

Refer to > For manufacturers

Where do I find the application forms for certification?

Refer to > For manufacturers