Steps to become LGAP Certified

Steps to LGAP Certification

1. Talk to us

  • AniMark, LGAP staff or associated consultants can meet with you and introduce you to LGAP and answer any questions you have.
  • Find out what fees are applicable to your certification by reviewing the AniMark Schedule of Fees. 

2. Get LGAP Ready

  • Take a look at your operation to see if you are ready to adopt LGAP.
  • There are LGAP templates and guidance available to here to help you get LGAP-ready.

3. Apply for certification

  • Make sure you have read and understood the certification requirements: LGAP Certification Rules
  • Have your site, contact details and internal auditor details ready
  • Be ready to pay your application fee ($200AUD non-refundable)
  • Use our online form to lodge your application.
  • Once approved, you will receive access to the AniMark IT Conformance System.
  • AniMark will allocate your application to an Approved Certification Body who will conduct your audit and certification.

4. Training

  • Managers, internal auditors and other key personnel should undertake LGAP training relevant to their role.
  • Training is free and can be accessed here.

5. Conduct 1st Internal Audit

  • Once trained, your internal auditor can login and complete the first internal audit in the AniMark IT Conformance System.
  • Once your internal audit is completed, an external audit can then be conducted by an LGAP Approved Auditor.

5. External Audit

  • An LGAP Approved Auditor will conduct an external audit of your management system and site.
  • Find out what to expect at an LGAP external audit here.
  • You cannot fail an audit, however if the Approved Auditor finds any nonconformities, they will communicate these to you during the audit.

6. Close Nonconformities

  • Nonconformities need to be closed with the Approved Auditor before certification can be granted.
  • Find out about nonconformity management here
  • Once all nonconformities are closed, the Approved Certification Body will finalise your certification and issue an LGAP Certificate of Conformity. If your assurance fee hasn’t been paid this will hold up your certificate being issued.

7. Certification!

  • Congratulations you are now certified! Your membership fee will be issued once your certificate is issued.
  • To maintain certification, you must complete your internal audits in the AniMark IT Conformance System and undergo external audits at the frequency set by your risk rating result (low, medium or high).
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