California Dairy Quality Assurance Program

The California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) is a collaborative  partnership between the dairy industry, government agencies and academia to promote the health of consumers, the health of the environment and the health and welfare of dairy animals. The program is funded by the California Dairy Research Foundation.

The CDQAP provides educational workshops and assistance focusing on the components of public health (farm security and food safety), animal care and environmental stewardship. It also provides third-party certification in Environmental Stewardship through its on-farm evaluation/certification program.

CDQAP ONLINE COURSES & TOOLS: California dairy producers can access CDQAP online materials by contacting us at

Our core work focuses on: Environmental StewardshipAnimal Care and Farm Security & Food Safety