Registration open for PEFC initial chain of custody auditor training in May
31 March 2023 Training announcements
Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to register for a PEFC recognized chain of custody initial training on 10-11 May 2023.
Attending a PEFC recognized chain of custody initial training is a pre-requisite for any auditor, reviewer or certification decision maker 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.
Please note this training is now fully booked.
The training takes place 9:00-18:00 CEST on 10-11 May 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 standard and 2020 Certification Body Requirements standard.
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 Experts Linda Matole and Lise Favre from PEFC International.
The training will be in English. The training fee is 500 CHF per participant and registration closes 3 May.
Following the training, participants will have three weeks to complete the online knowledge test. Participants that pass this test will receive a PEFC recognised chain of custody training certificate within two weeks. Successful participants will also be added to the PEFC register of trained auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers.