Certification Bodies

Currently, the following Certification Bodies are licensed to provide CanadaGAP® audit and certification services:

Third-party Certification Bodies are licensed by the CanadaGAP Program to provide audit and certification services for CanadaGAP.

CanadaGAP Certification Bodies vary in their distribution of auditors, fees charged, regions/languages serviced, etc. When deciding on a Certification Body before enrolling in the CanadaGAP program, consider asking the following questions:
  • What do you charge for an audit?
  • Are there auditors in my area?
  • What can I expect the auditor travel cost to be?
Certification Bodies are:
  • Impartial and objective [third party from the CanadaGAP Program and the customer]
  • Internationally accredited by a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and subject to oversight by the accreditation body relative to the CB’s conformity assessment and certification activities
  • Trained professionals responsible for assessing the operation’s conformance to program technical requirements
Certification Bodies are responsible for:
  • Auditor recruitment and training
  • Audit scheduling and assignment to auditors
  • Delivery of audits
  • Supervision of auditors, performance monitoring and calibration
  • Review of audit results and Corrective Action Requests
  • Certification decisions
  • Handling audit billings
  • Maintaining auditor and program participant databases
  • Publishing and maintaining a searchable online registry of certified operators
Certification Bodies interested in becoming licensed to deliver CanadaGAP services should contact [email protected] or call (613) 829-4711 for more information about the requirements. A copy of the application form is available here.