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GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer Application Process

Step 1

Applicant sends online application:

Step 2

GLOBALG.A.P. checks application. If Applicant fulfilled all qualification requirements, GLOBALG.A.P. invoices Farm Assurer License Fee and sends License Agreement.

Step 3

Applicant submits License Fee and signed License Agreement.

Step 4

GLOBALG.A.P. countersigns License Agreement and publishes Farm Assurer company data and profile(s) of licensed Farm Assurer consultants, Farm Assurer gets access to all Farm Assurer benefits.

Requirements to become a GLOBALG.A.P. Licensed Farm Assurer

Control Point 1: Formal Qualifications (mandatory)

A post high school diploma in a discipline related to the scope of certification (Crops and/or Livestock and/or Aquaculture) and 2 years of work experience in the relevant sub-scope.
OR
3 years of work experience in the relevant sub-scope after qualification (full-time equivalence).

Required documents: Post high school diploma, Curriculum Vitae, resume of notes

Control Point 2: Experience in consultancy work (mandatory)

Experience in consultancy work with a duration of minimum 1 year.

Required documents: Three reference letters with at least the following information:

  • Place, date
  • Name of the contracted person
  • Name of the company
  • Name of the client
  • Working time period
  • Specific work details e.g.: consulting on avocado plantation, etc.
  • Evaluation of work: good, satisfactory, etc.
  • Name of the client
  • Signature
Control Point 3: HACCP Principles (mandatory)

Certificate of participation in a formal course or as part of formal qualifications

Required documents: Certificate or resume of notes

Control Point 4: Food/Feed Hygiene Training (mandatory)

Certificate of participation in a formal course or as part of formal qualifications

Required documents: Certificate or resume of notes

Control Point 5: G.A.P. Principles (mandatory)

Certificate of participation in a formal course or as part of formal qualifications

  • for Aquaculture: basic veterinary principles and stockmanship training; basic experience in food processing
  • for Crops: fertilization, IPM and plant protection
  • for Livestock: basic veterinary principles and stockmanship training

Required documents: Certificate or resume of notes

Control Point 6: GLOBALG.A.P. Training (mandatory)

Participation in official GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurer Workshop with on farm day and exam

Control Point 7: Auditing Practice (voluntary)

Auditing practice in ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO 22000, OSHAS 18000, BRC Food, IFS Food, previous GLOBALG.A.P. Option 2 or 4 audits, or producer group audits of organic growers or others.

Required document: Audit log/certificate

Control Point 8: Training / Presentation Skills (voluntary)

Experience as trainer and/or in giving presentations

Control Point 9: Language Skills (mandatory)

Language skills in the corresponding native/working language. This must include the locally used specialist terminology

Required document: Curriculum vitae