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PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Mar 27 2015

From the auditors who verify companies’ chain of custody to our National members, we provide a range of tailored training opportunities to a diverse number of stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of the world’s forests.

Upcoming Chain of Custody training programs

With over 16,000 companies covered by PEFC Chain of Custody certification worldwide, the PEFC Chain of Custody standard is widely applied by certified companies, certification bodies and auditors on a daily basis.

To ensure that everyone involved in the process is fully up-to-date on changes to the standard and on interpretation and explanation of specific requirements, we provide an extensive range of Chain of Custody Training options. This enables the consistent application of the Chain of Custody requirements in daily practice, and allows PEFC to exchange experiences and receive valuable feedback on the implementation of the standard.

Please find the upcoming trainings by PEFC International below. For more information about all our training programs, please visit the Chain of Custody training section of our website or email

Individual Auditor training



Details and contact

28 May 2015


18 June 2015


Training Recognition Program



Details and contact

2-3 June 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

Webinars for Accreditation Bodies

We provide specific training opportunities for accreditation body representatives to familiarize them with the PEFC Chain of Custody standard, as well as PEFC in general, and to help keep them up to date on changes, interpretations and clarifications to the standard.

The next series of webinars can be found below. If you are interested attending one or more of the webinars, or would like more information, please contact

2015 webinar sessions



PEFC Introduction

5 October 9.00 - 10.30am CEST
6 October 14.00 - 15.30pm CEST

Forest Management

13 October 14.00 - 15.30pm CEST
14 October 9.00 - 10.30am CEST

Chain of Custody

20 October 14.00 - 15.30pm CEST
21 October 9.00 - 10.30am CEST

Due Diligence System

27 October 14.00 - 15.30pm CET
28 October 9.00 - 10.30am CET

If you are interested attending one or more of the webinars, or would like more information, please contact

Training for PEFC National members

With all PEFC-endorsed national systems required to be revised every five years, we provide training to prepare our members for their upcoming revision. The training focusses on revised PEFC standards and requirements that affect the national certification systems and on the experience gained from recent system assessments that may benefit the endorsement process of the revised system.

The next revision training sessions for National members will be 15 and 16 June 2015. For more information, contact

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of September 2017)
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