Guide to the Evaluation of Candidate Seed Graders and Seed Import Conformity Assessors
5.0 Types of Accreditations

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5.1 GB Grader

A GB grader is accredited to retrieve, identify, classify and report impurities from a sample, to review a germination report, and to assign a Canada pedigreed grade name to seed lots of kinds set out in Group 1.

5.2 GD Grader

A GD grader is accredited to review ROAs (Report of Analysis) issued by accredited seed laboratories, and to assign a Canada pedigreed grade name to kinds set out in one or more of Groups 1 to 6.

5.3 Seed Import Conformity Assessor (SICA)

A Seed Import Conformity Assessor (SICA) is accredited to assess whether imported seed of kinds set out in one or more of Groups 1 to 6 meets minimum import standards and is in conformance with the Regulations based on their review of reports of analysis and other documentation.

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