We provide auditor training on our standards. Participation and successful completion of the course is a mandatory requirement of the ASC accreditation process.

Schedule for the auditor training courses provided below.

Training Calendar 2018*


New courses to be announced end of January 2019.


Latin America

Chile, Santiago (free of charge)*

  • Seaweed 14 December

Find out more about the Seaweed training (in Spanish)

To register, please download application form and submit to patricia.bianchi@msc.org

*Note: No fees apply. This training is free of charge.



Istanbul, Turkey

  • Salmon, 26-28 November
  • Shrimp, 29 November-1 December
  • Trout, 3-5 December 

Registration closes on Friday 9 November


The Netherlands 

  • Certification and Accreditation Requirements Training, 1 March 2019
  • Bivalves, 4-6 March 2019


If you want to receive updates and more information, please send an email to training@asc-aqua.org


*Next year’s training courses will be announced end of January 2019


How to register

  1. Registration can be done by completing the Auditor Training registration form and sending it back to training@asc-aqua.org
  2. Registrations are based on first come, first serve (max. 20 participants per course)*

* If there are less than 5 registrations for a training course, an alternative location might be chosen taking the participants’ preferences in consideration. 

Training fees

  • Auditor training Salmon, Shrimp and Feed: 900 euros
  • Auditor training Pangasius, Trout, Bivalves, Tilapia: 725 euros
  • Seaweed training (1 day) 150 euros


Course structure

The duration of the training course varies between one, two and a half, or three days.

  • 3 days – Shrimp, Salmon, Feed
  • 2,5 days – Pangasius, Bilvaves, Tilapia, Trout
  • 1 day – Seaweed


Please note:

  • Attendance of the complete training is mandatory for auditors who will conduct ASC audits.
  • Auditors have to pass an exam on the last day of the training.
  • The ASC standard training is just one of the requirements in order to be able to conduct ASC audits. Please, check our CAR for more information
  • There is a new equivalence training system in place. Check here to know more about it.
  • In-house training

We also offers in-house training courses. For more information, please contact us at training@asc-aqua.org

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