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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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)

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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.

In Good Standing

An APSCA Member who has

  • updated and signed required documentation
  • paid all required member / exam fees
  • RA/CSCA completes required Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • ASCA documents training received as progress through the examination process.

no suspension or ethics issues against the auditor

Not In Good Standing

 An APSCA Member who has been sanctioned due to an ethical issue.

Lapsed

Inactive

Suspended

An APSCA Member who has NOT maintained one or more of the requirements to be considered ‘In Good Standing’ cannot:

  • 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 at any time.

Note:  Upon a Member Auditors status lapsing, the Auditor, regardless of their previous status, will be moved to the level of ASCA and noted as “Lapsed” for Membership Status.

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”

An APSCA Member who has been through APSCA’s disciplinary process and given the sanction of suspended ed by the Disciplinary Board due to an ethical issue(s). Members within this category are eligible for reinstatement at the end of their suspension and upon successfully closing to the satisfaction of the Disciplinary Board.  Member Auditors at this status cannot:

  • 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 at any time. 

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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