Quality Certification Services, Inc.


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 20.0) and an effective date (i.e. January 1, 2020). 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.

National Dairy Herd Improvement Program Uniform Operating Procedures
Approved by National DHIA Board of Directors – January 26, 2021
Effective January 26, 2021

Understanding the National DHI Uniform Operating Procedures
June 1, 2014

General Auditing Guidelines
Version 10.0 - Effective January 1, 2010

QCS Auditing Policies and Procedures

Version 21.0 - Effective January 26, 2021

Auditing Procedures for Field Services
Version 21.0 - Effective January 12, 2021

Auditing Procedures for Laboratories
Version 21.0 - Effective January 12, 2021

Auditing Procedures for Meter Centers and Technicians
Version 21.0 - Effective January 12, 2021

Auditing Procedures for Dairy Records Processing Centers
Version 19.0 - Effective January 1, 2019