The verification bodies listed below are accredited by ANSI and qualified to provide verification services for voluntary and early action projects under the Reserve’s program. Once a verification body has both completed the training requirements AND achieved its ISO 14065: 2007, ISO 14064-3: 2006, and IAF MD 6: 2009 accreditation, it may advertise that it is “recognized and qualified as a verification body for the Climate Action Reserve.” The list of ANSI-accredited Verification Bodies is available on ANSI’s website. The Reserve is also working with Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación, A.C. (EMA) in Mexico to accredit verification bodies to support the Mexico Forest Protocol.
Projects undergoing verification for ARB offset credits: Offset Project Operators must employ verification bodies that have been accredited by ARB in order to be issued offset credits under an ARB Compliance Offset Protocol. Early action projects hoping to transition credits to the Compliance Offset Program must undergo a subsequent regulatory verification of Early Action Offset Credits (EAOCs) by an ARB-accredited verifier as well. Please consult the ARB website for the list of accredited offset verifiers and verification bodies.
Verification bodies that are currently undergoing the ANSI accreditation process and have not yet completed the process are allowed to perform verification activities for Reserve projects if they have already met the training requirements. However, CRTs will not be issued to those projects until the verification body has received its formal accreditation. The verification body should notify the project developer of the circumstances surrounding its expected accreditation and this should be addressed in its verification contract.
If a verification body is having trouble locating a client for an ANSI witness assessment, it should notify the Reserve staff at (213) 891-1444 ext.2 or [email protected].
Note that verification bodies must have two or more lead verifiers trained on each project type for which they wish to perform verifications. Verification bodies interested in subcontracting verifiers may refer to the list of individual verifiers who have passed our project protocol-specific trainings. Note that the subcontracted verifier(s) must be identified on the Verification Policies Acknowledgement, Agreement, and Verification Staff Reporting Form and the NOVA/COI form. These verification body forms can be found on our Program and Project Documents page.
ACCREDITED VERIFICATION BODIES
|Verification Body||Mailing Address||Contact||Type|
|Asociación de Normalización y Certificación, A.C.
|Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 869, Nueva Industrial Vallejo, Ciudad de México, C.P. 07700, México||Alberto J. Ramírez Reyes
+52 (55) 5747-4550 Ext. 4725
|Aster Global Environmental Solutions, Inc.
|3800 Clermont Street NW,
North Lawrence, OH 44666
|(F) (G) (NM) (RC) (UF)|
|First Environment, Inc.
|91 Fulton Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
|(CMM) (LF) (LV) (ODS) (OWC)|
|GHD Services, Inc.
|5900 Hollis Street, Suite A
Emeryville, CA 94608
|(F) (LF) (LV) (ODS)|
|Southern California Sales Office
9191 Towne Centre Drive Suite 510
San Diego, CA 92122
|(LF) (LV) (NAP) (ODS)|
|Ruby Canyon Engineering
|743 Horizon Court Suite 385
Grand Junction, CO 81506
|(CMM) (F) (G) (LF) (LV) (MF) (NAP) (NM) (ODS) (OWC) (OWD) (UF)|
|S&A Carbon, LLC
|705 SE 55th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
|SCS Global Services
|2000 Powell Street, Suite 2000
Emeryville, CA 94608
|(F) (G) (LF) (MF) (UF)|
PROJECT TYPE ABBREVIATIONS
|Coal Mine Methane||CMM|
|U.S. and Mexico Landfill||LF|
|U.S. and Mexico Livestock||LV|
|Nitric Acid Production||NAP|
|Ozone Depleting Substances||ODS|
|Organic Waste Composting||OWC|
|Organic Waste Digestion||OWD|
|Urban Forest Management||UFM|
|Urban Tree Planting||UTP|