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

2024 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 2025 to avoid being moved to ASCA for failing to complete their 2024 CPD. 

Continuous Professional Development Trainings / Courses

Comptetency Framework_2

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


For a full list of training courses by recognized providers, please click here.

APSCA will continue to add links to recognized training available to the public, as applicable, and we welcome other courses/trainings for consideration. Should there be other course available not already listed or captured on our list, please contact APSCA at:

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.

<<< You can also look for our CPD badges for recognized trainings (see sample to the left). These badges are posted on provider websites to identify courses and hours recognized for APSCA credit.

Collaborative Programs


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


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

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


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


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

Intergovernmental Organizations


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)


Contact Info/Website


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