Become an accredited third-party audit company for grain sampling systems
Audit companies may apply for accreditation to provide third-party audits of grain sampling systems for the Certified Container Sampling Program. Audits are conducted to ensure sampling systems meet the requirements of the grain sampling system standard (PDF - 109 kb).
Accredited audit companies are subject to oversight and monitoring by the Canadian Grain Commission. Oversight may include observing auditors while they conduct audits and reviewing auditor records, conference calls, and other aspects of the auditor monitoring process.
Apply for accreditation
To become accredited, companies must
- submit a completed application for accreditation as a Canadian Grain Commission audit service provider (Word - 116 kb)
- provide evidence of compliance with the general requirements for accredited service providers (PDF - 80 kb)
- provide their quality manual and other documentation for review and approval by Canadian Grain Commission staff
- pay the applicable fees
For more information about the application, accreditation and monitoring processes, review the quality system procedure for accreditation and monitoring of Canadian Grain Commission third-party samplers and sampling system auditors (PDF, 136 kb).
Sampler and sampling system auditor accreditation fee schedule
Accreditation application (one-time):
- $990 (if ACSP is only scope)
- $890 (if CCSP is only scope)
- $665 (for CCSP as an additional scope)
- $780 (for ACSP as an additional scope)
CCSP annual accreditation fee: $6,600
ACSP annual accredition fee: $6,600
CCSP auditor training and assessmentFootnote 1: $625 per student, up to a maximum of five
ACSP sampler training and assessmentFootnote 1: $520 per student, minimum of five students
On-site assessments (per day, as required)Footnote 1: $1,020
Note – These fees are projected to increase annually.
Tools for auditors
- Date modified: