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Individual auditor training

Individual auditor training in Malaysia 2015PEFC Chain of Custody auditors have to attend a PEFC recognized training at least once every two years.

This training helps ensure they are kept up-to-date with the PEFC Chain of Custody Standard, enabling them to consistently apply the Chain of Custody requirements in daily practice.

Upcoming training sessions

We organize various trainings throughout the year. Trainings are offered in person, usually together with one of our national members, and are increasingly held online.

Please find a complete list of our upcoming trainings below, and you can also contact us at for more information.

Upcoming in-person training sessions





2 - 4 May

Kasetsart University
Bangkok, Thailand

Please email

500 USD
(580 USD if register after 20 April)

This session will have a special focus on DDS for sourcing from smallholders.

Upcoming online training sessions



Registration closes


11 - 12 April
Morning sessions*

Registration closed

 26 March 2018

Information sheet

29 - 30 May
Afternoon sessions*

Register online

8 May 2018

Information sheet

* These training sessions are spread over two half days, in order to accommodate participation from remote time zones. The morning sessions run from 09:00 to 12:30 (CEST), and the afternoon sessions run from 13:30 to 17:00 (CEST).

Conditions for online training

To take part in the online training session, the following conditions must be met:

  • A minimum of five participants registered per session.
  • Payment of the 500 CHF training fee before the session takes place. An invoice will be sent after registration.

Our national members also carry out auditor training. If you don't know the contact details for your national member, you can find them on our website. If there is not a national member in your country, you will need to do one of the trainings run by us.

What to expect

Based on interactivity, practical examples, open question and answer sessions, and dedicated group work (in-person training only), these trainings enable the auditors to benefit from the knowledge provided by our technical specialists, as well as from experience exchange between each other.

Need to train several auditors?

If you work for a certification body with a high number of auditors, the PEFC Training Recognition Program might be a more efficient way to receive the PEFC training. See how you can take part in the program.

Contact us!

If you have any questions about our training program, please get in touch:

Johan Vlieger
Technical Officer, PEFC International

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

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For more information regarding any of the Chain of Custody training opportunities, please contact PEFC Technical Unit at