Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

APSCA Member Auditors at the RA/CSCA level are required to complete a minimum of 48 hours of CPD per calendar year, including mandatory training as outlined by APSCA. The details are  outlined in the  CPD policy.

Member Auditors are required to upload their CPD information into their APSCA online account (My Account)

CPD Policy & Requirements

2023 Requirements

Member Auditors who have gained their CSCA level must upload proof of their CPD hours annually to APSCA for review and acknowledgement. APSCA requires all CSCAs to complete 48 hours of CPD per year. Proof of completion must be uploaded by January 2024 to avoid being moved to ASCA for failing to complete their 2023 CPD. 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Continuous Professional Development Trainings / Courses

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APSCA strives to support our Member Auditors and enhance auditor competencies through APSCA’S Continuous Professional Development (CPD) policy. We welcome Member Firms, partners, and affiliates to participate in this initiative by submitting an expression of interest to have their social compliance auditing-related training courses  recognized as part of APSCA’s CPD program. Recognized courses will be given a number of CPD hours which Member Auditors can note on their APSCA profile as meeting the annual requirement. Recognized courses can range from online courses to webinars, conferences, and workshops, etc. For more information on recognized courses, please see APSCA Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Trainers and Training Providers Policy.

You can submit your training or course materials for consideration by completing our expression of interest form here.

Any questions, please contact Director@theapsca.org

RECOGNIZED TRAININGS

The following providers are APSCA recognized for CPD Courses/ Trainings. For a full list of recognized training courses by these providers, please click here.

Note: Those courses/trainings listed below are currently available and additional courses will be posted once developed and recognized.  Courses/trainings are hosted by the provider listed. Click the link to their website to work directly with them to participate.
APSCA will continue to add links to recognized training available to the public, as applicable.
 
We are also reviewing trainings provided by firms and allocated CPD hours.  As most firm trainings are internal only, they may not be publicly available to book. Consult your firm for trainings/courses available to internal auditors.

Should there be other course available not already listed or captured below, please contact APSCA at: director@theapsca.org   

We welcome other courses/trainings for consideration. 

 <<< You can also look for our CPD badges for recognized trainings posted on provider websites to identify courses and hours recognized as APSCA credit – see badge sample to the left. 

Training Firms

BCI

BCI Compliance Group

BCI specializes in the performance of social compliance audits based on the WRAP protocol, but it also carries out Code of Conduct audits for Virojanglor (France), and other French and American clients.
The goal of these audits, which are performed in all areas of Taiwan, Mainland China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar, is to ensure that factories are engaged in safe, lawful, humane, and ethical production.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • SEAP- Auditor Course on Social & Ethical Auditing Principles (16hrs)
  • Time Management (4hrs)
  • Root Cause Analysis (4hrs)
  • Confined Spaces & Hotwork permission (4hrs) 
  • ISO26000 2010 Social Responsibility (4hrs)
  • Effective Communication skills and Worker interview (4hrs)
  • Electrical Safety Management (4hrs)
  • Anti Child Labor (4hrs)
  • Machinery Guarding (4hrs)
  • OHSAS18001 to ISO45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (4hrs)

Contact Info/Website

stella.wei@bcicompliance.com

Intertek

Intertek is an industry leader with more than 43,800 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • CPI Lead Auditor Training – 4 days (32hrs)
  • Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action (3hrs)
  • Environment Health and Safety Training (China) (16 hours)

  • ITK-011 ISO 31000 Foundation Training (1.5 hours)

  • ITK-012 ISO 45001 Foundation Training (2 hours)

  • ITK-013 ISO 14001 Foundation Training (2 hours)

Contact Info/Website

Raquel.sese@intertek.com

Partner Africa

Partner Africa is a registered NGO with a mission to improve the working conditions and livelihoods of vulnerable workers and producers in Africa, addressing all forms of exploitation. In addition to our London office, we are based throughout Africa, with offices in Nairobi and Cape Town.

Our work is guided by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and through our auditing and advisory services, we identify and address the salient human rights risks in African supply chains. By doing this, we aim to improve our client’s systems and practices so that they can achieve their responsible business goals.

We work in partnership with global brands, ethical trading bodies, industry associations, government agencies and donors to deliver on our mission and create sustainable change for vulnerable workers and communities in Africa.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • PA-001 Partner Africa Basic Auditor Training (24 hours)
  • PA-002 Partner Africa Advanced Auditor Training (24 hours)

Contact Info/Website

training@partnerafrica.org

LRQA

LRQA is a prominent global assurance partner, offering expertise in certification, brand assurance, cybersecurity, inspection and training to ensure clients achieve a safer, more secure, and sustainable future. Our comprehensive services include auditing, certification, advisory, technology, and supply chain solutions, empowering clients to proactively shape their future in a dynamic risk landscape.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • CSR Auditor Training (Initial) – 2 days (16hrs)
  • CSR Auditor Training (Annual) (8hrs)
  • Interview Workshop (3hrs)
  • Auditor’s Quarterly Calibration Session (2 hrs) 

Contact Info/Website

SDSTIS.Nasia@lrqa.com

Verité

An independent, non-profit, civil society organization, Verité is recognized for its unique credibility. Since 1995, we have partnered with hundreds of corporations, governments, and NGOs to illuminate labor rights violations in supply chains and remedy them to the benefit of workers and companies alike.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • Ethical Recruitment Auditor Training (1hr)
  • Force Labor (1hr)

Contact Info/Website

training@verite.org

WIRE

WIRE, founded in 2003, brings extensive experience in social and accreditation auditing, training and capacity building. WIRE training combines theory with real-world experience in interactive courses to deliver valuable learning outcomes.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • Conducting Worker Interviews (8hrs)
  • Gender Sensitive Auditing (8hrs)
  • Grievance Mechanisms & Social Dialogue (8hrs)
  • Triangulation Using a Holistic Approach (8hrs) 

Contact Info/Website

Info@wire-audit.com

GSCS International Ltd

GSCS International Ltd., a Bangladesh-based company with global footprint, offers steady, sustainable and enduring development as a provider of certification, assessment, audit, verification, inspection and capacity building. GSCS aspires to be aligned with the world goal of sustainable development over the globe.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • SEAP- Auditor Course on Social & Ethical Auditing Principles (16hrs)
  • ISO 19011 2018 (24hrs -elective)

Contact Info/Website

a.mottaleb@gscsintl.com

SCS Global Services

Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer in sustainability standards and third-party certification. SCS work with various sectors to advance sustainability goals through independent assessment and science-backed solutions, benefitting decision-makers, innovators, and continuous improvement.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • SCSG-001 Ethics (2hrs)
  • SCSG-002 Writing Non-conformities (3hrs)
  • SCSG-003 ISO 19011 Auditing Skills, Principles, and Protocols (12.5hrs)

Contact Info/Website

mswaffer@scsglobalservices.com

Verisio

Verisio’s mission is to leverage technology and human expertise for transparency in global supply chains. We offer a wide range of services enabling companies to understand modern slavery risks in their supply chains and to go above and beyond ever-increasing due diligence legislation. With the help of a dedicated team of social compliance auditors, Verisio combines cutting-edge technology and expert knowledge to help companies around the world.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • VE-002 UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 Awareness Training (8hrs)
  • VE-003 Home Working (2hrs)

Contact Info/Website

info@verisio.com

Collaborative Programs

amfori

amfori is a membership trade association. We bring together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Our membership contains organisations of all sizes and all sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros.

We offer holistic trade, social and environment services to improve the resilience and sustainability of your global sourcing strategy. By joining forces and sharing resources, our members save time and money and have greater impact.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • AM-001 BSCI Auditor Qualification (16 hours)
  • AM-002 (amfori) BSCI Agricultural Auditor Course (8 hours)

Contact Info/Website

info@amfori.org

Sedex

Sedex is one of the world’s leading responsible business membership organisation, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains.
We provide an online platform, tools and services to help businesses operate responsibly and sustainably, protect workers and source ethically. Over 60,000 member organisations from over 180 countries use the Sedex platform to exchange data, manage business risk, meet compliance and drive positive impact on people.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • Auditor Academy SMETA Training (8hrs)

Contact Info/Website

Fiorela.Topciu@sedex.com

Jessica.pu@sedex.com

sedex.instilled.com

(Must have access to the online platform via an Affiliate Audit Company)

WRAP

WRAP is the world’s largest facility-based certification program. We promote safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing through certification and education. There are more than 3.25 million workers employed in over 3,300 WRAP-certified facilities around the world. These production units affirmatively meet the expectations of hundreds of leading brands and retailers, reducing audit fatigue and enhancing their competitiveness in the global market.

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • WRA-001 WRAP Refresher Course 2022 (4 Hours)
  • WRA-002 Two Day Bridge Course (16 Hours)

Contact Info/Website

hmei@wrapcompliance.org

ktramakrishnan@wrapcompliance.org

BRCGS

BRCGS is a market-leading global Consumer Protection Organization that builds confidence in the supply chain through certification. The BRCGS Global Standards are globally recognized across both food and non-food categories and set the benchmark for good practice. With the most rigorous schemes and the highest trained Auditors to give the best results possible, BRCGS certification assures that products are safe, high quality, and ethically produced. 

 

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • BRCGS-001 Ethical Trade & Responsible Sourcing Auditor Training (24hrs)

Contact Info/Website

Sara.Dias@LGCGroup.com

Intergovernmental Organizations

ITC-ILO

The International Training Centre of the ILO has been at the forefront of learning and training since 1964.

As part of the International Labour Organization, it is dedicated to achieving decent work while exploring the frontiers of the future of work.

ITC-ILO provides training and capacity building on the ILO Decent Work Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Course Titles/Hours (credits)

  • ITC-ILO-001 INTERNATIONAL LABOUR STANDARDS AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONDUCT: THE LABOUR DIMENSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE

Contact Info/Website

k.pfeffer@itcilo.org

https://www.itcilo.org/courses

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