PEFC chain of custody initial training: Congo Basin

PEFC chain of custody initial training: Congo Basin

Auditor training

Auditors wishing to be active in the Congo Basin are invited to join the PEFC recognized chain of custody initial training on 12-13 June 2023.

Attending a PEFC recognized chain of custody initial training is a pre-requisite for an auditor wishing to issue certification against the 2020 PEFC chain of custody related standards, as required by PEFC ST 2003. 

Issuing certification against the 2020 standards is only possible after the completion of either initial or refresher training and once you are accredited against the 2020 versions of the standards.

To register for this training, please fill out this form before 7 June 2023.

Representatives of companies can also participate in the training as observers (please note, observers will not qualify to conduct audits following the training).

The details

The training takes place 9:00-18:00 (UTC +2) on 12-13 June 2023 using Zoom.

The training will provide an introduction to the revised 2020 PEFC Chain of Custody standard, focusing on the changes to the input-output process, the PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS), the chain of custody methods and multi-site certification. It will also cover changes to the 2020 PEFC Trademarks and 2020 Certification Body Requirements standards.

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Before the training, participants are expected to read the 2020 versions of the PEFC standards, along with the summary of changes. These can all be found on our website. Participants will also be provided with case studies in advance of the training and will need to provide their answers to the technical expert.

The training will be given by PEFC International Technical Expert Linda Matole and will be held in English.

The participation fee for auditors to attend the initial training is 100 EUR. After your registration, we will send you the bank details to proceed with the payment. Your registration will be complete after the payment.

Observers can attend the training for free.

Register here before 7 June 2023.

Knowledge test

Following the training, auditors will have three weeks to complete the online knowledge test. Auditors that pass this test will receive a PEFC recognised chain of custody training certificate within two weeks. Successful auditors will also be added to the PEFC register of trained auditors.

What’s next?

A training on the chain of custody in French will be announced soon. This training will be for companies and will not deliver an auditor qualification. During this training, organised in partnership with PEFC France, participants will be trained the PEFC chain of custody standard, as part of the PAFC Congo Basin certification scheme.

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