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*


Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

  • Shrimp      April 9 – 11 
  • Pangasius April 11-13

China, Qingdao

  • Freshwater Trout 7-9 May
  • Abalone 9-11 May
  • Tilapia   12-14 May


Latin America

Chile, Pto Montt- Pto Varas

  • Trout 15-17 June

Ecuador, Guayaquil

  • Shrimp 23-25 June 



The Netherlands, Utrecht – 30 April – 2 May 2018

  • Salmon April 30- May 2 – Registration closed


Country to be confirmed- Second semester 2018

  • Feed
  • Trout
  • Bivalves

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

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)*
  3. Cancellation of participation is possible, but reimbursement of payment.

* 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
  • Non-auditor training (1 day): 200 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

Day 1 
Who can attend?
Open for auditors and interested stakeholders such as producers, consultants, NGOs, and industry.
Course content:
An overview of the specific standard, social principles, certification process and chain of custody will be presented on day 1.

Day 2 and 3
Who can attend?
Exclusive for auditors. Previous experience and training are required.


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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