How to apply for Halal Certification

A lot of personal care products are seeking for HALAL certification, especially if they want to target Muslim consumers or just broaden their market. And there are several certifying bodies around the world. In this article, we will show the steps on how to apply for HALAL certification to Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP).

But first, what is HALAL certification and why is this important?

Having HALAL certification for your products guarantees that it passed the standards as prescribed in Qur’an  which has a firm guidelines of what Muslims can eat or not. And nowadays, HALAL certification is not just limited to food but also for personal care, which are used on skin and can somehow be absorbed by the body.

What are the steps to acquire HALAL certification?

If you want to apply for HALAL certification, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Application, which may be secured by regular mail, telephone, fax or e-mail.
  2. Submission of requirements to the officer of the IDCP.
  3. Laboratory analysis of the ingredients or raw materials, if necessary.
  4. Ocular inspection of the Manufacturing / Processing Plant
  5. lssuance of Fatwa by the IDCP Fatwa Committee ( Religious Ruling)
  6. lssuance of Halal Certification and Accreditation.

To be sure of the compliance of these requirements, Products must be certified, guaranteed and endorse by a credible Halal authority, which in the Philippines, IDCP is the organization to contact.

The whole HALAL certification process usually takes one to three months.

What are the contact details of IDCP?

For other questions and inquiries, you may contact IDCP directly:

IDCP Main Office


Suite 400 FUBC Building, 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila 1006

Email Address: (for inquiries) (for applications)

Contact No.:

+63282458456 / +63285691080 / +63285691090 / +63282429394 / +63253100580

Globe (CALL Only):

+639567637000 / +639567638000

Smart (CALL Only):

+639393187000 / +639393188000

Their office is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

*These details are updated as of November 26, 2021. You may visit ICDP webpage ( for more updated information.

Additional Tips:

If you want to ensure that your product will pass the IDCP screening, you must start from the ingredients of your product. You should use HALAL certified ingredients so that the process will be easier on your part and the evaluators.

Natura Aeropack supplies HALAL certified ingredients for food to personal and home care products. To get the Natura Aeropack list of the HALAL certified ingredients, you may send an email to or simply click this link.