The future of tobacco starts with you.
Establishing a higher standard across the industry requires accountability and collaboration at every step of the way.
EVERY DECISION MATTERS.
Recognizing the demand for a comprehensive, and transparent tool to verify compliance with best practice implementation, GAPC developed the certification program with extensive input from its member companies, member-growers, and third-party experts. GAPC’s certification program will increase transparency and foster an environment that promotes sustainability, profitability, fairness, and competition.
Get Started with GAP Connections
Reaching a higher standard begins with your choice to become a GAPC Grower Member and learn about good agricultural practices. From there, you can choose to become a GAPC Certified Grower Member and make a commitment to implement GAPC Certification Standards.
The 2018 Application period is CLOSED.
There is a $150 admin and application fee to be paid with each GAPC Certification application. For each associated grower ID listed on the application, there is an additional $50 fee. Growers are also responsible for the cost of the audit and needed remediation in year one as well as the third-party monitoring components in years two and three. Applications will not be reviewed until receipt of payment.