Getting certified

More providers becoming certified means more animals receiving a higher standard of care.

Process to become SPCA Certified

Where SPCA has a Standard in place, any business or farm that has animals under their care can request to be audited for compliance.

  1. Business or farm show interest in getting SPCA Certified via the contact form

  2. SPCA Certified team have a meeting (either over zoom or in person) to assess the values of the potential member and gain a deeper understanding of their business or farm system

  3. SPCA carry out an initial assessment; this highlights any areas that are required to be lifted before a third party audit is undertaken

  4. QCONZ audit the premise and assess whether the farm or business has passed the required standards to become SPCA Certified

  5. Once a farm is SPCA Certified, you can supply to SPCA Certified distributors and retailers who can brand your product with the SPCA Certified blue badge. If you are an SPCA Certified business, you will be able to brand your SPCA Certified services.

  6. Consumers choose to buy products or services with the SPCA Certified blue badge.

  7. Other businesses or farmers are encouraged to get SPCA Certified, more animals have good care, and the bar is raised for animal welfare.

I’m interested, what happens next?

Firstly - read the Standards that relate to your business or farm

We are focused on animal welfare.

SPCA Certified's sole purpose is to improve animal welfare for New Zealand's animals. Our standards cover the sectors of humane farming and pet care businesses.