The APIQ_® Quality Assurance Program is governed by two categories of policy – Certification Policy and Administrative Policy:
- APIQ_® Certification Policies are approved through the APL Board Animal Welfare and Quality Assurance Committee and the APL Board.
- APIQ_® Administrative Policies deal with the practical application of APIQ_® Certification Policy and are determined internally by APIQM in consultation with the CEO and in line with APL governance and procedural requirements.
APIQ_® Management (APIQM) is responsible for drafting APIQ_® Policy for approval.
All policies are scheduled for review annually as per the prescribed schedule detailed in Certification Policy 10 (CP10): Review and Verification of the APIQ_® System and Witness Audits.