The Responsible Seafood Choice

BAP Certification

The Application Process

Step One – Prepare

Familiarize yourself with our standards by reviewing the set of BAP standards that applies to you. Then complete a free self-assessment form below to ensure you’re ready for an audit. If you discover you’re not ready, see our iBAP program.


Step Two – Application


  • Fill out electronic application and agreement
  • Complete short self-assessment questionnaire

Pay Application and Audit Fee

  • BAP sends invoice
  • Send payment

Step Three – Audit Arranged

  • Certification body assigned
  • Certification body contacts facility to schedule audit
  • Auditor assigned to facility, and audit dates confirmed

Step Four — Audit, Adjustments
& Close Out

Process takes approximately 60 days

  • On-ground audit complete
  • Non-conformities presented to facility
  • If required, facility submits corrective actions to auditor to address non-conformities
  • Auditor reviews and closes out non-conformities
  • Audit undergoes technical review by the certification body
  • Certification body makes determination of compliance or non-compliance to BAP standard
  • Certification body issues certificate to BAP

Step Five — Approval & Payment


  • BAP receives notice of final approval from certification body

Program Fee Payment

  • BAP sends invoice
  • Facility pays invoice
  • Once paid, BAP releases CB certification certificate to facility with validation letter

Marketing Benefits

  • BAP lists facility on BAP website
  • Facility receives BAP logo
  • Complimentary Business Member status of the Global Aquaculture Alliance

iBAP: A Path to BAP Certification

The iBAP program is an optional precursor to BAP certification. The “i” stands for “improver.” It’s an opportunity for aquaculture facilities to be recognized by the marketplace as they improve their practices. The iBAP program provides the encouragement and incentive necessary to apply for BAP certification.

Facilities that enroll in the iBAP program receive technical support and agree to a step-by-step, deadline-driven plan as they prepare for full BAP certification. As less than 10% of global aquaculture production is currently third-party certified, the iBAP program opens doors for retailers and foodservice operators to source more responsibly farmed seafood.

The iBAP program is open to the entire aquaculture supply chain, including farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. Facilities can apply directly or through organizations acting on their behalf, such as a processor or buyer. Questions? Contact

BAP Certification Team

Ali Blais

Ali Blais

BAP Certification Manager
1-603-317-5000 x 151
Brittany Stevens

Brittany Stevens

BAP Certification Body Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x166
Glorya Alexander

Glorya Alexander

BAP Certification Specialist
1-603-317-5000 x165 x162
Chris Bartlett

Chris Bartlett

BAP Certification Specialist
1-603-317-5000 x165

Cassandra Jewett

BAP Administration Assistant
1-603-317-5000 x115
Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison

BAP Certification Specialist
1-603-317-5000 x148
Valerie Roy

Valerie Roy

BAP Certification Specialist
1-603-317-5000 x164

Jason Trott

BAP Certification Specialist
1-603-317-5000 x115