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FSA Auditor Training

This interactive and self-paced online training course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to verify the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA).

The course is primarily targeted at principal auditors and associate auditors working on behalf of Verification Bodies (VBs) that perform verification audits against the FSA. The course can also be useful for auditors wishing to conduct internal audits within their own companies or with their suppliers.

The course consists of 13 modules, covering the core elements of the FSA. Some modules feature tests at the end, which must be passed to access the next module. There is also an open book exam at the end of module 13, which must be completed with a grade of 90% or higher to pass the course. The course takes 2-3 hours to complete. Participants can complete the course at their own pace within 6 of the day they register.

Once FSA 3.0 is launched in April 2021, the passing of the course will become mandatory for all auditors wishing to conduct verification audits against the FSA. SAI Platform advises anyone who is not an auditor, not to attempt the course. SAI Platform is developing an FSA online training course for practitioners such as Farm Management Group Coordinators.

If you have any questions about this online training course, please email us at

The FSA Auditor training was developed on behalf of SAI platform by the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy. SAI Platform is the owner of the training material and content. The training is hosted on the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy platform and the GLOBALG.A.P. Academy is responsible for the administration and workshop organisation, incl. invoicing, examination, and issuing certificates. SAI plaform has the rights to access the FSA auditor training course including access to information on who is attending the course and exam results. SAI platform needs access to the course participants information because it is a mandatory course for all FSA auditors wishing to conduct audits against the FSA.

Language: English

  • Module 1 | Introduction
  • Module 2 | Normative Documents
  • Module 3 | FSA Verification: Purpose, Principles & Approach
  • Module 4 | FSA Implementation Options
  • Module 5 | FSA Self-Assessments
  • Module 6 | Rules for Farm Management Groups (FMG)
  • Module 7 | Farm Management System Verification
  • Module 8 | On-Farm FSA Verification Audit
  • Module 9 | Audit Report and Follow-up
  • Module 10 | The Letter of Attestation
  • Module 11 | Verification Body Personnel & Other Requirements
  • Module 12 | The FSA in the WebApp
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed