April 6, 2020

TAPA AMERICAS has decided to delay the rollout of our new “2020 TAPA FSR and TSR TAPA Standards.”

Our Board of Directors waited for the latest update regarding the COVID-19 situation in the Americas before making this important decision. It is our desire to take into consideration the health, safety, and business needs of our members and auditors. Since many companies have access and manpower restrictions currently in place due to the virus as well as travel restrictions, we want to act in your best interest.

The 2017 TAPA Security Standards will remain in effect as follows:

  • Extension of Current Certifications: Those certificates with expiration dates between June 30 – September 30, 2020, will be given a six-month extension.
  • Extension of 2017 Standards: New certifications from this date forward through September 30, 2020, will be based on the existing 2017 FSR and 2017 TSR Standards.
  • COVID-19 Restrictions: Those with currently pending or upcoming recertification audits will be given an extension due to corporate travel and healthcare restrictions impacting audit completion. Recertifications must be completed by September 30, 2020.

We will keep you updated as new training and webinars on the 2020 Standards become available.