Become an Ethical Sourcing Certification Body

Certification bodies (CBs) are licensed by SQFI to conduct SQF Ethical Sourcing (ES) audits and issue the SQF ES certificate. Certification bodies are the organizations that employ the auditors that conduct site audits. SQFI licensed CBs are required to be accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17021-1 (or subsequent versions as applicable) and be subject to annual assessments of their certification activities by SQFI licensed accreditation bodies. SQFI partners with licensed certification bodies that operate both nationwide and around the globe!

How to Apply

Applications are available by contacting Canaan Rice at

Application Process

Once your application is received it will be reviewed by a review board for completeness and accuracy. A conference call may be scheduled as necessary to discuss the application in more detail. Once an application is approved, a license agreement will be presented for co-signing by both parties and an invoice will be issued to the newly licensed Certification Body.