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Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!

Feb 07 2017

With several PEFC Chain of Custody training sessions taking place in March, individual auditors are encouraged to sign up to secure their participation! We are offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones - just take a look below.

Individual auditor training dates

1 March 2017

7-8 March 2017 (afternoon sessions)*

14-15 March 2017 (morning sessions)*

*These trainings are split into two morning and two afternoon sessions and are intended for auditors from the Americas and (Southeast) Asia, respectively. Preference will be given to auditors from these regions. Other participants are advised to register for the 1 March session.

For more information and to register for our training programs, please visit the Chain of Custody training section of our website or email

What to expect

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

Why you should get training

With over 18,000 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 several options for the training of Chain of Custody Auditors. This enables the consistent application of the Chain of Custody requirements in daily practice, and allows PEFC to exchange experiences with, and receive valuable feedback from auditors on the implementation of the standard.

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.

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