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 475 GAPC Certified operations representing over 800 individual GAPC Certified Growers.


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.

2019 GAPC Certification Compliance Guide 

Details on Certification Audit, Site Visit and Desktop Review


Work with a Consultant?

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

Consultant Authorization 


Associated Costs

There is an application fee to be paid with each GAPC Certification or Renewal 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. 


GAP Connections Certification Tips

Week 1: What's Next? 

Week 2: Worker Interviews and I-9s 

Week 3: Greenhouse, Transplanting and Topping Records