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Learn About Your Inspection Type


posted: January 15, 2024

SIP Certified inspections run on a 3-year cycle:

  • Cycle 1: Full Documentation + Onsite (Full)
  • Cycle 2: Short Documentation only (D), or Doc + Onsite (D+O)
  • Cycle 3: Short Documentation only (D), or Doc + Onsite (D+O)

Each applicant starts their first year in SIP Certified at Cycle 1. Your fourth year in the program, you return to Cycle 1, and the cycle continue.

 

Not sure what type of inspection you have this year? Watch the video below to learn how to find your inspection type.

* Please note:

  • Vineyards: an increase >20% of currently certified acres require a Full Cycle 1 inspection.
  • Wineries: an increase >50% of crush volume from the previous year require a Full Cycle 1 inspection.

 

 

The 3 Inspection Types


Cycle 1: Full

This type is called “Full” because applicants must complete all Standards, plus receive an onsite inspection. All documentation must be completed prior to your onsite inspection.

  • Must achieve at least 75% of the available points:
    • 100% of the Requirements
    • 50% of the applicable Management Enhancements
  • Estimated time to complete application:
    • New applicant: 60 – 80 hours
    • Renewal applicant: 20 – 30 hours
  • Estimated time to complete inspection:
    • New applicant: 8 – 15 hours
    • Renewal applicant: 4 – 6 hours

 


Cycle 2 & 3: Documentation (D)

During cycle 2 and 3, you may have just a short documentation audit:

  • Must achieve 100% of the available points.
    • Complete all standards marked with “D.”
  • Estimated time to complete application: 20 – 30 hours
  • Estimated time to complete inspection: 1 – 3 hours

 

 

Cycle 2 & 3: Documentation + Onsite (D+O)

Or, during cycle 2 or 3, you have have a short documentation audit and a short onsite inspection.

  • Must achieve 100% of the available points.
    • Complete all Standards marked with “D” and “D+O.”
  • Estimated time to complete application: 20 – 30 hours
  • Estimated time to complete inspection: 2 – 4 hours

 

 

Your Next Step: Schedule Your Inspection

Click here to learn everything you need to know about scheduling your inspection