USE OF APSCA MEMBER  
AUDITOR NUMBER  
GUIDE  
Use of APCA Member Auditor Number Guide  
USE OF APSCA MEMBER  
AUDITOR NUMBER GUIDE  
APSCA Member Auditors may only sign off on a Social Compliance Audit  
if they are a RA/CSCA.  
ACCORDING TO THE CODE AND STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT  
SECTION 4  
4.1 Audit Team: Each audit team shall have a minimum of one RA/CSCA. Audit teams may include ASCA(s)  
who support the audit under supervision of the RA/CSCA.  
4.1.1  
In assigning auditors to perform a Social Compliance Audit, Member Firms shall ensure  
sufficient resources are deployed to complete all work required for the client or scheme for  
whom the audit is to be performed.  
4.1.1.1. To the extent the audit team includes an ASCA(s), the Member Firm shall ensure assigned  
resources are sufficient to provide for appropriate supervision by the assigned RA/CSCA.  
WHEN CAN I INCLUDE MY APSCA MEMBER NUMBER?  
After completing an independent Social Compliance Audit on behalf of a Member Firm, a RA/CSCA can  
include their APSCA Member Number, and their accreditation e.g. ‘RA’/’CSCA’ on an audit report.  
4.1.3.1. A RA/CSCA shall include reference to their status and/or their APSCA Member Number only  
where the scope of work is a Social Compliance Audit, and where the work is performed on  
behalf of a Member Firm.  
4.1.3.2. To the extent an ASCA, with a RA/CSCA performs an audit that includes consideration of  
components beyond the elements in the Competency Framework, the associated audit  
report must CLEARLY include the following disclaimer if the APSCA Member is to include their  
APSCA number in the audit report:  
This audit includes elements beyond the scope of a Social Compliance Audit as defined  
by the APSCA Competency Framework. The association of the auditor’s APSCA number  
with this report is limited to those elements outlined in the APSCA Competency Framework.  
APSCA makes no representations with respect to the auditor’s competency to professionally  
evaluate compliance with any other audit elements.  
HOW DO I WRITE MY APSCA MEMBER NUMBER?  
An APSCA Member Auditor, who is noted as “In Good Standing” within APSCA’s data base will write their  
Membership Number on a Social Compliance Audit report as follows:  
Member Level  
How to write Number on audit report  
Associate Social Compliance Auditor (ASCA)  
Registered Level (RA)  
ASCA 21714569  
RA 21745678  
Certified Social Compliance Auditor (ASCA)  
CSCA 21745678  
Document Name:  
Version & Date:  
Replaces:  
Use of APSCA Member Auditor Number (ENG) D-039  
Version 3 – July 1, 2021  
Version 2 – October 20, 2020  
This document is no longer version controlled once printed.  
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President & CEO  
APSCA Executive Board  
Use of APCA Member Auditor Number Guide  
APSCA ASCA: Can sign a social compliance audit report using their APSCA ASCA number if they are present  
at the facility being audited and working under the supervision of an APSCA Registered Level Auditor (RA) or  
CSCA. The RA/CSCA present at the audit must have:  
Overall responsibility for the audit  
Put their APSCA # on the report  
State what Member Firm they are working on behalf of  
Sign the audit report  
Please note, if an ASCA signs and puts their APSCA Member Number on an audit report without a supervising  
RA/CSCA also being present and placing their APSCA Member Number on the report, this will be considered  
an ethical violation and will be reported to APSCA’s Integrity Team. If an audit contains less than APSCA’s  
definition of a Social Compliance Audit, an APSCA Member Number can NOT be used.  
It is the responsibility of each Member Number to develop a process to identify why they did or did not use  
an APSCA Member Number on a report. If reported to the Disciplinary Board for misuse of APSCA Member  
Numbers, the Member Firm will need to communicate why their auditors used an APSCA Number on an  
audit which does not fall within APSCA’s definition of a Social Compliance Audit.  
APSCA issues Membership Certificates and Cards to auditors upon achieving CSCA status. Your card should  
be presented to management upon arrival at an audit. Advise management they can log onto APSCA’s  
website to validate your identity as an APSCA Member Auditor, which includes your photo, auditor level, and  
membership status within APSCA. Anyone who checks the APSCA auditor verification page will need to input  
the Auditor’s Member Number (8 digits only e.g. 21745678 - no prefix is required) and surname to access  
information.  
Note: APSCA Member Numbers are personal to the individual auditor and will remain with the  
auditor throughout their Membership with APSCA. If an auditor begins working with another Member  
Firm, the number remains unchanged. However, it is both the Member Firm and Member Auditor’s  
collective responsibility to alert APSCA to any change in the employment relationship. Please contact:  
If an Auditor is asked to include their APSCA Membership Number inappropriately,  
ƒ remind them of APSCA’s rules and expectations, referring them to the Use of APSCA Member Number  
guide and the Auditor Handbook.  
ƒ report the incident immediately to APSCA, along with relevant details by emailing: director@theapsca.org  
If an Auditor uses their APSCA Membership Number inappropriately, whether voluntarily or otherwise, this  
will be considered a violation of APSCA’s Code and Standard of Professional Conduct and will be subject to  
sanctions imposed by APSCA’s Ethics & Integrity Program.  
Document Name:  
Version & Date:  
Replaces:  
Use of APSCA Member Auditor Number (ENG) D-039  
Version 3 – July 1, 2021  
Version 2 – October 20, 2020  
This document is no longer version controlled once printed.  
Page 3 of 4  
Author/Owner:  
Authorized by:  
President & CEO  
APSCA Executive Board