The future of tobacco starts with you. 

Establishing a higher standard across the industry requires accountability and collaboration at every step of the way. Currently, there are 1,225 GAPC Certified operations.


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.

2021 GAPC Certification Compliance Guide 

2021 Approved Monitoring Firm Information

Details on Certification Audit, Site Visit and Desktop Review



Do you operate your operation with more than one grower?

If you do you may be able to classify the other growers as Associated Growers within the GAPC Certification Program.  You and the other growers must meet all the neccessary criteria as Associated Growers to be reviewed by GAPC staff at time of application and verified at time of monitoring activity.

Associated Grower Criteria


Work with a Consultant?

If so, complete the Consultant Authorization to allow them access to your grower reports and information within GAPC.

Consultant Authorization 


Want to learn more about the GAPC Certificaiton Program and Standards?