Alberta Food Processors Association ( is Alberta Government approved Certifying Partner. The AFPA is a service focused Certifying Partner, providing a practical and reasonable approach to health and safety in the workplace. 



  • Auditors have a maximum of 45 calendar days from the First day on site or Dec 31st of the calendar year (whichever comes first) to complete the on-site activities.
  • Auditors must submit the final audit report within 21 calendar days from the Last day on site .  (Extensions for report writing can be requested for extenuating circumstances - inquire at


  • If, after the Quality Assurance review, the auditor may be given a list of required corrections.  The updated audit must be resubmitted within 15 calendar days.
  • Multiple revisions are allowed but cannot exceed 90 days total, else the audit will be rejected.


Submitting your audit


IMPORTANT: If the audit will also be used for Internal Auditor Qualification, also include the AuditSoft Audit file (ending in extension .asa) when submitting the audit. 

Quality Assurance

  • The AFPA will review the submitted audit and will request corrections if required.

Provide a copy to the client

IMPORTANT:  Do not provide a copy of the report to client until you receive approval from the AFPA

  • The Auditor is responsible to provide the client with a copy of the approved audit report after the Certifying Partner's quality assurance audit review process is completed. 
  • Include a copy of the Save action plan template. The client can create an action plan question-by-question based on Suggestions for improvement in the action plan template.