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Welcome to the Verifier (Body) Application Page!
This is the starting point when seeking to become an SLCP approved Verifier (Body).

Introduction
The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) has developed a Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) that can replace all current audit methodologies by delivering one verified data set that can be used by standards and brands to decide on certification, compliance and more.

SLCP assessments consist of a self or joint-assessment at the facility followed by verification. Verification is key to ensuring high-quality and reliable data for the industry.

SLCP is therefore looking for highly skilled and qualified social auditors to become SLCP Verifiers.  Before beginning your application, please review the other program info by clicking the button below.

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How do I start my Verifier Body application?

The first step will be to set up a username and password (below). If you are unable to finish the application in one sitting, simply click Next >> and then exit. Your answers from the previous pages will be saved. You can then return to your application by logging into your account with the username and password you created. After your application is submitted, the Verification Oversight Organization (VOO) will begin reviewing your information. Once the review is finished you will receive an email regarding your status. If your company is approved as a Verifier Body, you will be provided with a link that can be forwarded to candidate Verifiers for them to apply.

*Note: The business/company name included in this application will be considered the VB for each of the country/region(s) selected. If your company uses a decentralized model where each subsidiary or regional office is responsible for their own auditor/Verifier competency, training, and quality policies/procedures then each subsidiary or regional office should complete a separate application and will be considered a separate entity for the purposes of administration (e.g. verifications, invoicing, etc.).  If you are unclear on this, please contact our Verification Oversight Organization before proceeding with submitting your application.

Where is SLCP seeking Verifiers?

SLCP is taking a phased approach to global roll-out. Verifiers are needed in the countries where SLCP has already launched as well as in the countries where roll-out is about to begin. For an up-to-date list of these countries, please visit the Gateway.

How do I become an SLCP Verifier?

It all starts with a 3rd or 2nd party [1], auditing firm/ department qualifying as an SLCP approved Verifier Body (VB). Once approved, the VB can put forward social auditors as candidate SLCP Verifiers.

  1. To qualify as an SLCP VB, the audit firm/ body must become an SLCP signatory. Only signatories can become approved VBs. To become an SLCP signatory, email info@slconvergence.org. There is a one-off signatory fee of 1000 USD.
  2. The 2nd or 3rd party audit body must meet SLCP VB criteria. See criteria below.
  3. The approved VB then puts forward candidate Verifiers that meet SLCP criteria. See criteria below.
  4. Pre-selected candidates complete SLCP e-learning and pass the online proctored Verifier Exam.
  5. Candidates that successfully complete the process become Verifiers.
  6. An approved VB that has approved Verifiers is added to the SLCP System and the VB can be selected by facilities to conduct their verification.

[1] A 2nd party VB is defined as a VB that has a business relationship with the manufacturer that owns the facility, e.g. a brand that sources from the facility. A 3rd party VB does not have any business ties to the manufacturer apart from being hired to conduct the SLCP verification, e.g. service provider, NGO or other external party.

Verifier Body (VB) Criteria


Verifier Criteria

 

What are the costs related to SLCP?

Apart from the one-off signatory fee of USD 1000, a Verifier Body pays an annual Verifier Access Fee of USD 200 per approved Verifier. Also, SLCP invoices the Verifier Body a USD 300 Verification Upcharge Fee per verification conducted. There are no costs associated with the SLCP selection process. Acces to the e-learning and the proctored Verifier Exam are free of charge.

 Useful Resources

To make sure you understand what it is that you sign up for please review the required commitments to become an SLCP VB: