Introductory Accreditation

Following a lawn care facility submitting a Baseline Desk Audit, receiving the Improvement Plan from the Auditor and implementing the recommendations of the Plan; the facility can then apply for Introductory Accreditation status by completing and submitting the Introductory Desk Audit forms (see below).  An auditor will review the information submitted and develop an Evaluation Report.  The decision to approve a facility for advancement will be made by Plant Health Atlantic Council based on the Evaluation Report received.


  • A facility can apply only once for a Baseline Desk Audit.

  • Full Desk Audit forms must be completed annually 

All forms must be complete and the registration fee received before the Auditor will review the application.

Submit only new or revised promotional material or client handouts.

To receive the current year’s “Standard” Landscape Introductory Desk Audit Package, click on the link below or contact the PHA Administrator via email

Landscape Introductory Desk Audit Package


Contracted Applications to Sports Fields & Golf Courses

To avoid confusion do not include any product(s) used under contract for applications to sports fields or golf courses on the form (LMF1) used to report your list of residential and business properties.  Information on these applications (products used and the size of areas treated) should be reported on a separate sheet.

Note that all forms and the application fee must be submitted before the Auditor will review your Full Desk Audit.

Incomplete Applications

Commencing in 2015 and as approved by the Plant Health Atlantic Council; the Desk Audit fee will cover one (1) request by the auditor for additional or clarification of submitted information. Any further requests for follow-up or an appeal for additional review would mean a minimum $100.00 surcharge to the facility. If there are 2 consecutive failures to meet audit criteria the facility will be demoted back to Baseline Accreditation status.


Reminder that the registration fee is $425.00 for forms and payment received prior to January 31 and $500.00 if received after this date.

Payment can be made either by Cheque or Credit Card. Cheques payable to Plant Health Atlantic are to be mailed with completed Full Desk Audit to the address below.
Credit Card information can be included on the form or contact Plant Health Atlantic office by telephone (1-506-440-9656 ).