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)?
First, companies must be approved to be Verifier or Trainer Bodies.  Once a company is deemed eligible, they are provide a link to an application for indivi...
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019 at 11:51 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?
Verifier You can find more info here: https://www.sumerra.com/sac/verifier-status-maintenance-program/ You will need to participate in the Sustainab...
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019 at 7:26 PM
If I change companies, do I lose my approval status?
Generally, no.  You can remain a Verifier or Trainer as long as your new company is an approved Verifier Body or Trainer Body (as applicable). The gener...
Wed, 1 Jan, 2020 at 12:02 AM