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Definition

Modules describe the requirements in the relevant standard rules (e.g. for IFA that are Points 12 and 13 of the general regulations). Modules are grouped based on qualification requirements for each GLOBALG.A.P. standard for example:

  • Module “Animal welfare” includes all shared requirements regarding animal welfare for IFA AQ and LS CB farm auditors and CB QMS auditors – ref. GR III, 12.3.2 e) and 13.3.2 e)
  • Module “Crops” includes all shared requirements for all GLOBALG.A.P. crops standards – IFA Crops Base, HPSS, Produce Safety Assurance standard, etc.
  • Module “CB fam auditor” includes all requirements for CB fam auditor training – ref GR III, 12.1
  • Module “CB QMS auditor” includes all requirements for CB QMS auditor training – ref GR III, 13.3
  • Module “IFA Aquaculture” includes all requirements that are applicable ONLY to IFA AQ CB farm auditors and CB QMS auditors
  • Module “IFA Combinable Crops” includes all requirements that are applicable ONLY to IFA CC CB farm auditors and CB QMS auditors

Some standards share qualification requirements and therefore modules. So, when you have successfully completed a module once for one standard, you do not need to complete it a second time for another, if the second standard has the same qualification requirements.

When you assign a standard to your CB farm auditors/CB QMS auditors, this standard will automatically apply all its applicable modules. Same modules completed for another standard will not be duplicated. When submitting evidence for a standard, you always have to complete all its modules.

Note: “CB farm auditor” and “CB QMS auditor” are also modules that include the specific training requirements for CB farm auditors and CB QMS auditors. These modules are automatically assigned to a user when you first create the user. The Scheme Manager gets both modules assigned but only need to complete one. CB-Assist users do not get “CB farm auditor” and “CB QMS auditor” modules assigned automatically, and if you need to, you can assign it manually.

Module status

Modules can have one of 3 statuses:

  • “Open” – answers can still be edited by the CB farm auditor / CB QMS auditor and the scheme manager.
  • “Submitted to scheme manager” – answers cannot be edited by the CB farm auditor / CB QMS auditor and the scheme manager. Scheme manager can review answers and “re-open” the module, so the answers can be changed.
  • “Submitted to GLOBALG.A.P.” - answers cannot be edited by the CB farm auditor / CB QMS auditor and the scheme manager. Only GLOBALG.A.P. can re-open the module. Modules submitted to GLOBALG.A.P. are considered final.
  • “Review by CB required” – answers were checked by GLOBALG.A.P. but there are some comments from GLOBALG.A.P. which can be found in the module itself.
  • “Temporarily approved” – temporary approval so the assessor can be used for audits in Audit Online Hub. The documents are not yet checked and accepted by GLOBALG.A.P.
  • “Approved” – all documents(answers) were checked and approved by GLOBALG.A.P.

1.3 Approval status

The approval status has 3 different states:

  • “Awaiting application” – this means that at least one of the modules assigned to the assessor is NOT in state “Submitted to GLOBALG.A.P.”.
  • “Approval pending” – this means that all modules assigned to the assessor are in state “Submitted to GLOBALG.A.P.”.
  • “Approved” – this means that all modules assigned to the assessor are in state “Approved”.