Quality Assurance
Academy reserves the right to select purchase orders for quality inspections. Inspections may be conducted by Academy or a designated 3rd party. In the event a PO is not inspected by Academy, the supplier must conduct internal quality inspections.

Academy's follows the Military Standard 105E at a 0 Critical, 2.5 Major and a 4.0 Minor AQL (Acceptable Quality Level), Single Sampling Plan for Normal Inspection, General Inspection Level II. Example: If the PO contains 1,000 units of a single sku, then the inspector will pull an 80 unit sample. Within the 80 unit sample, if the inspector finds 5 or fewer units with major defects or 7 or fewer units with minor defects, the inspection passes. If 6 or more units have major defects or 8 or more have minor defects, the inspection fails. A Corrective Action, Preventative Action will be issued for the supplier to complete via ClearTrack. The appropriate Sourcing and Product Development area is notified, and a course of action is determined.

For any questions regarding quality inspections please contact qualityinspection@academy.com
Academy Sports + Outdoors (ASO) is committed to providing our customers with safe products that comply with all appropriate regulations and standards. ASO Suppliers must comply with all laws, including Federal, State, and Local. The Quality Assurance department manages regulatory and safety requirements for all imported and private label product. ASO reserves the right to monitor compliance through inspection, testing, or audits. There is zero tolerance for critical regulatory failures that are discovered in our distribution centers and stores. Non-compliant product will be withdrawn from the stores. ASO relies on its Suppliers to be knowledgeable about the current industry and regulatory requirements that pertain to the items they produce.

Suppliers are responsible for submitting passing test results to ensure compliance to safety and performance standards/regulations. Academy has partnered with accredited 3rd party laboratories to have product tested at preferential pricing when submitting the product using Academy's Test Request Forms (TRF).

For any questions regarding testing and to obtain the Academy's TRF please contact apparel.performance.testing@academy.com, footwear.performance.testing@academy.com, or hardgoods.performance.testing@academy.com.

NOTE: Academy does not provide legal advice to its Suppliers. Suppliers should seek their own legal counsel on how to comply with all laws applicable to their product. Additional information may be found in the Quality Assurance Manual. It can be downloaded from ClearTrack. Navigate to the Admin Menu, then Select Customer Documents and Click Search.