Member Auditors

​To validate the credentials of an Auditor, enter:

  • Auditor’s Surname \ Family Name
    • Please use English letters i.e. no accented letters or non-standard characters \ symbols. Example: Enter José as Jose
  • Auditor’s full APSCA Membership Number (8 digits)

Note: ASCA auditors are to partner with a CSCA or Registered Level Auditor (see below for definitions)

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A Note to Facility and Brand Management:

Example Card:

When Auditors arrive onsite to conduct a Social Compliance Audit, please request to see their APSCA Digital Membership Card. You can scan the QR Code and verify LIVE; their identity, APSCA Number,  Level and Membership Status. Please do NOT accept screenshots of the card and ensure you are viewing the image live in their profile.

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If there are any concerns over the accuracy of the information or if you have any questions, please contact: director@theapsca.org

Definitions

APSCA Membership Number

​Unique identification number that is assigned to every auditor who has fully enrolled with APSCA via a Member Audit Firm. The number is specific to the individual auditor and will never be re-assigned to another person. The Auditor’s Membership Number is unique to the auditor and may only be used when conducting an audit on behalf of an APSCA Member Firm. This Membership Number remains with the auditor throughout one’s career. For additional guidance, see our  Use of APSCA Member Number – Guide.

Associate Social Compliance
Auditor (ASCA)

Associate Social Compliance Auditor, is enrolled with APSCA, gaining experience under the supervision/ guidance of a RA or CSCA.  Has signed APSCA’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Registered Auditor
(RA)

​Experienced social compliance auditor who is currently going through the CSCA examination process, with a minimum of 1 year experience and 100+ social compliance audit days, or a minimum of 2 years’ experience and 50+ social compliance audit days and 100 other type of audit days which include management system, health and safety, labor inspections, investigations, audit components. Has signed APSCA’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Certified Social Compliance
Auditor (CSCA)

Experienced social compliance auditor who has passed all three Parts of APSCA’s CSCA examination.  A CSCA also has a minimum of 1 year experience and 100+ social compliance audit days, or a minimum of 2 years’ experience and 50+ social compliance audit days and 100 other type of audit days which include management system, health and safety, labor inspections, investigations, audit components.  Has signed APSCA’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Contact APSCA

Please email director@theapsca.org

In Good Standing

An APSCA Member Auditor who has:

  • Updated and signed required documentation as applicable.
  • Paid membership fees.
  • Paid exam fees (if payable by the Member Auditor).
  • Signed online consent (via Auditor’s APSCA online account (My Account).
  • RA/CSCA completes required Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • No current suspension or ethics issues against the auditor.

Lapsed

Member Auditor may be moved to the status of ‘Lapsed’ for not meeting or complying with one (or more) of the following conditions.  These are not limited to:

  • Unpaid membership fees.
  • Unpaid exam fees (if payable by the Member Auditor).
  • Unsigned on-line consent (via Auditor’s APSCA online account (My Account).
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) not being uploaded to Auditor’s APSCA online account (My Account) by the due date.

Note: If the Member Auditor is moved to ‘Lapsed’ their Membership Status will show ‘Lapsed’ and their APSCA Auditor Level will be moved to ‘ASCA’.

Suspended

An APSCA Member Auditor who has been through APSCA’s disciplinary process and given the sanction of suspended by the Disciplinary Board (DBMA) due to an ethical issue(s). Member Auditors within this category are eligible for reinstatement at the end of their suspension period and upon successfully closing to the satisfaction of the DBMA.

Not In Good Standing

An APSCA Member Auditor who has been sanctioned due to an ethical issue determined by the DBMA. 

Inactive

Note:

An APSCA Member Auditor whose status has moved to ‘Lapsed’, ‘Suspended’ or ‘Not In Good Standing’ is unable to:

  • Use their APSCA Member Number on a Social Compliance Audit.
  • Actively participate in any capacity within a Social Compliance Audit.
  • Present themselves as an APSCA Member Auditor at any time.

    Note:  An Auditor with any APSCA Membership status is expected to abide by the APSCA Code and Standards of Professional Conduct.

An APSCA Member who fulfils the requirements of membership, however, is not actively operating as a social compliance auditor can submit an application to request to be moved to ‘Inactive’. 

 Inactive Members will

  • pay 50% of annual Membership Fees
  • complete 50% of annual CPD
  • complete 0 audit days

Inactive Members can

  • present themselves as an ‘Inactive’ APSCA Member

Inactive Members cannot

  • use their APSCA Member Number on a Social Compliance Audit
  • actively participate, in any capacity, within a Social Compliance Audit, including shadowing, witnessing, or signing off on the competencies of a social compliance auditor

Note:  Failure to complete these steps will see the Auditor’s status move to “Lapsed”

APSCA Certified Social Compliance Auditors

APSCA’s Certification Program of CSCA auditors is managed and issued by APSCA. Certification is only available to enrolled and eligible Member Auditors of APSCA (see Auditor Verification page)

An auditor’s Certified Social Compliance Auditor (CSCA) status is a significant achievement for a Member Auditor that not all auditors obtain.

CSCAs are:

  • Skilled and knowledgeable in the area of social compliance
  • Meet a higher standard of social compliance auditing
  • Have successfully passed all CSCA Part I-III Exams

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