Happy New Year! Following a celebration of our 2018 successes, APSCA have launched 2019 with an unwavering focus toward realization of our mission - to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individual auditors and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.
During January, we continued to increase the accessibility of our CSCA examination platform as a means to establish industry credibility and position our Members as the trusted professionals of Social Compliance Auditing. This was achieved through piloting of the CSCA Examination (Part I) in simplified Chinese and Spanish. In combination with the English CSCA examination format, this is expected to service up to 80% of our currently enrolled auditor base and further augment the rate of auditor certification.
Additional to the growth and development of APSCA as your industry body, we are committed to increasing awareness of social compliance audits and further promoting the services offered by our Members. To that end, APSCA will continue industry representation at a number of key events and conferences worldwide.
We look forward to continuing to share our progress with you throughout the year.
Language Soft Launch Exam - CSCA Exam Part 1 (Simplified Chinese/Spanish) - Jan 23 - 25, 2019
January 23 - 25 - APSCA hosted a Language Soft Launch Exam, piloting Part 1 Multiple Choice examination questions in simplified Chinese and Spanish. The pilot included over 45 auditors across 30 firms during the three-day period.
Piloting the CSCA Exam Part 1 in both languages will help us prepare in advance of offering the exam in simplified Chinese/Spanish set to launch end Q1.
We look forward to sharing the learnings and feedback from the soft launch next month.
Now Available - New Firm Membership Application Process
APSCA’s Audit Firm Membership Application process has been formally released and details can be found here on our website: https://www.theapsca.org/become-a-member-firm.html
All applications should be sent to: email@example.com
Where We’ll Be – APSCA Out and About
Our monthly newsletter now reaches over 1,600 subscribers each month! We encourage our Member Firms to have their auditors subscribe to APSCA's newsletter to stay up to date here. Further, if you have a friend or colleague that may be interested in APSCA please share this newsletter with them via the link below.
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Our news and thoughts on the Social Compliance industry
APSCA Webinars - September 4 & 5, 2019
To help keep you informed on the latest updates regarding exams and APSCA’s Code & Standards, APSCA hosted informational webinars September 4/5.
The webinar presentation is provided below for your reference as well as the following:
Industry Press Releases
Verite in partnership with the / UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking held a workshop 31 October 2016 in New York, which many of APSCA members attended. Follow this link to see their press release. To get involved, contact Philip Hunter from Verite. http://www.verite.org/vision/November2016/Solutions?utm_source=November+2016+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+Vision+Newsletter+Blast&utm_medium=email