FAQ

If I can’t find the information here, what should I do?
This FAQ page is meant to address questions regarding functions currently managed by the VPM and TPM, specifically the application and training to be a serv...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:01 PM
Are there any limits to the number of verifiers or trainers per company?
There is no limit.
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:00 PM
What is the process for becoming a service provider (verifier or trainer)?
It is a two step process. You must first fill out an application and pay the application fee. If you are deemed eligible, then you go to step two. Step two ...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:01 PM
What is professional liability insurance and why do I need it?
If you are a third party, the requirement is to have the equivalent of professional liability insurance (PLI), also called professional indemnity insurance (...
Tue, 4 Sep, 2018 at 7:48 PM
If I am a Higg FEM 2.0 approved verifier, do I have to be re-approved for Higg FEM 3.0?
Yes, the content and criteria for the new tool have changed. We must ensure consistency among verifications. It’s a course designed for adult learners. It c...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:03 PM
Who should fill out an application to be a verifier or trainer?
Anyone (brand, retailer, manufacturer, service provider, individual) can apply to become a trainer or verifier as long as required criteria are met.  There ...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:05 PM
Who can provide a professional reference for an application to be a verfier or trainer?
As part of the application process, potential service providers may seek a professional reference from an SAC member (or ZDHC member for chemical specialti...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:05 PM
When is the training for verfiers and trainers?
The training is being facilitated in our online learning management system (LMS). Therefore it is self-paced and is not a set date.  Trainees can enroll at a...
Sat, 21 Jul, 2018 at 1:08 PM
I understand my approval is for 1-year, after that do I need to apply again and take the training again?
You can find more info here: https://www.sumerra.com/sac/verifier-status-maintenance-program/ You will need to participate in the Sustainable Apparel Co...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 8:16 PM
If I change companies, do I lose my approval status?
Generally, no. We are approving individuals and not companies. However, if changing companies impacts maintenance of certain criteria (e.g. insurance) this ...
Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 at 3:01 AM