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The dairy records industry, in cooperation with the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB), have adopted a list of auditing guidelines and procedures to ensure that all providers are operating within compliance and to ensure both the accuracy and reliability of the data generated by the the dairy records industry.

A certified provider is one that is in compliance with National DHIA Uniform Operating Procedures (Code of Ethics and Uniform Data Collection Procedures), one or more applicable sections of the auditing guidelines, and have paid all auditing fees.

Quality Certification Services Inc. updates this web page regularly with the most current version of the guidelines. Each document contains a version (i.e. Version 12.0) and an effective date (i.e. January 1, 2012). Please be advised that when referring to the auditing guidelines, it is your responsibility to have the most current version available. Quality Certification Services Inc. cannot be held responsible for an entity's failure to keep current with auditing guidelines.

If you would like a printed copy of any or all of the guidelines, please Contact QCS with an email request for the section(s) desired. Please note that to cover the cost of printing, paper, and postage, there will be a $10.00 charge.

National Dairy Herd Improvement Program Uniform Operating Procedures
Approved by National DHIA Board of Directors – June 28, 2017
Effective June 28, 2017

Understanding the National DHI Uniform Operating Procedures
June 1, 2014

CDCB General Auditing Guidelines
Version 10.0 - Effective January 1, 2010

QCS Auditing Policies and Procedures

Version 17.0 - Effective January 1, 2017

CDCB Auditing Procedures for Field Services
Version 16.0 - Effective January 1, 2016

CDCB Auditing Procedures for Laboratories
Version 17.1 - Effective August 1, 2017

CDCB Auditing Procedures for Meter Centers and Technicians
Version 14.0 - Effective July 29, 2014

CDCB Auditing Procedures for Dairy Records Processing Centers
Version 16.0 - Effective January 1, 2016