Are you or your business interested in ECA accreditation? You can find the steps to accreditation outlined below. We also recommend that you read ECA’s Benefits Of Accreditation via the button below.
1. Getting Started: Take The Eligibility Quiz
To make the process easy for you we have created a simple eligibility quiz online. You can complete this via the button below. If you’re eligible contact ECA and our team will talk you through what accreditation means for your business and supply chain (if applicable) and what the process of receiving accreditation will look like for your business. You can also contact us if you’re not eligible to understand more. This is your opportunity to ask any questions about the audit process and the benefits of accreditation.
2. Read ECA's Accreditation Guidelines & Review The Accreditation Fees
The Accreditation Guidelines provide an overview of frequently asked questions relating to the accreditation process, including requirements of the compliance audit that your business and its suppliers will undertake. We have also outlined ECA’s yearly accreditation fees for you to view before you apply. These are both great resources and must-reads so that you understand what’s involved.
3. Complete The Code Of Practice
To apply for accreditation please read, sign and upload the ECA Code of Practice (the Code) which outlines the terms of the agreement of ECA accreditation (there’s two parts for signing).
4. Submit the Fee & Manufacturing Form
ECA’s fees are dependent on the size of your individual business and its manufacturing operations. Learn more about our fee structure here. Completing this form is part of our application process (and your renewal process each year).
Once the Code and Fee & Manufacturing Form have been received, we will invoice you for your application fee.
5. Your Compliance Audit Commences
Once the application fee has been paid, you will have formally opened your application for accreditation and the compliance audit process can commence. ECA and our TCF Union team are here to assist you through the process. ECA’s Industry Resources page contains information that may assist you during the process, to help you understand your legal obligations.
6. You are accredited with ECA!
After the compliance audit is completed your application is forwarded for final approval to ECA’s committee of management. You will then be granted use of ECA’s Certification Trade Mark to help promote your accreditation to your customers.
We look forward to welcoming you as a leader in your industry and as part of the ECA community!