Commercial seed treatment operations, not currently Accredited, that will be impacted by the expanded scope of the Accredited Seed Treatment Operation Standards are encouraged to undergo a pre-audit with an AWSA auditor to gain a better understanding of the standards and what is required to become accredited. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the pre-audit incentive has been extended indefinitely to receive a $400 rebate on the cost of a pre-audit.

What are the Standards?

The Standards consist of protocols that provide a mechanism to define and certify accredited seed treatment operations. The protocols assist accredited seed treatment operators in the continuous improvement of managing risks associated with the operation of a seed treatment facility. To access a copy of the standards click here.

To request a copy be mailed please e-mail [email protected].

How do I arrange for a Pre-Audit or Audit?

Auditing activities are managed by the Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Program (AWSA). Operators can book a pre-audit by contacting one of the certified auditors. To access a list of Accredited Seed Treatment Auditors, please click here. Please book your audit early to ensure Auditor availability.

Important Dates

  • Pre-audit Incentive date: Extended indefinitely
  • Full Compliance Deadline: January 1, 2021.
  • Effective January 1, 2021 only Accredited Seed Treatment Operators will be eligible to receive seed treatment products.