FSC chain of custody expert course

FSC chain of custody expert course

To meet the demand for FSC Exert Training courses in the Asia region and yet considering current Covid-related restrictions for entering China are being in place, this FSC course is offered fully online. Preferred by Nature has the right to cancel this scheduled event at least 2 months prior to the start date provided that all restrictions are lifted.

Learn to read the mind of your FSC auditor - or become one yourself! Our intensive FSC Expert training will equip you with the mindset and knowledge of an FSC auditor. Join our ASI accredited FSC CoC course to fulfil formal FSC Chain of Custody auditor training requirements whilst gaining useful insight into the FSC CoC system!

Our FSC Expert Course consists of two separate courses, one for Forest Management (FM) and one for Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.

This registration is for the FSC CoC course, which consists of online content on our Training Hub, followed by a 4-day intensive live sessions training, covering the FSC standards and systems for Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood certification.

The self-study part of the course is comprised of six online modules (5 Open modules available at any time on Preferred by Nature Training Hub here, and 1 special FSC CoC (for remote training) module the access for which to be provided for registered participants). All modules help to prepare for the live sessions, require 3 and half working days for preparation, and must be completed prior to the live sessions.

More specific information can be found on the course agenda (TBA). The live sessions will be spread over four days and held on 21-22-24-25 November 2022 in CST (GMT+8) time zone with one free day in between. The live sessions start at 9:30 AM and last 4-5.5 hours.

The FSC CoC Expert course is conducted in English language. Please ensure that your language skills will allow you to fully engage in presentations, group exercises, discussions, and examinations.

FSC requirements for remote auditor training

Based on the derogation FSC-DER-2020-04 published on 23 April 2020 (amended on 12 October 2020) FSC currently allows replacing in-person auditor training with remote courses.

Preferred by Nature’s online FSC CoC training is a customised auditor training to meet the training demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the travel and safety restrictions, without reducing the quality of our regular in-person auditor training held worldwide. The content and duration of the training will meet all the standard FSC requirements for auditor training and at the same time be adjusted to be presented and acquired via different virtual tools and training methods. To enable everybody to participate actively in the live sessions and group work, the maximum number of seats is 15.

Obtaining an FSC auditor training certificate

Conditions for successful completion of the course are the following*:

  • Completion of all 6 online modules on Preferred by Nature Training Hub: 5 Open online modules (Introduction module, FSC Generic module, FSC auditing in relation to ISO 19011 module, FSC Trademark module, FSC CoC module) and 1 special FSC CoC module (for remote training)
  • Active attendance at live training sessions
  • Successful completion of the exam*

Students must be present in 95 per cent of live training sessions, actively engaged throughout the whole course, and have participated in individual and group exercises.

*For the participants who are not looking to acquire the auditor qualification the exam is voluntary.

For our other Expert Courses, please take a look at our Training Calendar for 2022 or contact us at training@preferredbynature.org.

Course fee and discount options

The cost of participating in our exclusive online edition of the FSC CoC training course is 1,300 EUR (standard classroom price 1,600 EUR), excluding VAT. The course fee covers tuition and training materials.

Special early bird price offer (10 per cent from full price): 1,170 EUR if you sign-up and pay the latest two months prior (valid until 21 September 2022).

Discount options: We offer a special discount of 30 per cent for NGOs, FSC National Initiatives, and university/college staff/students. Only a single discount can be applied per participant. All discounts are calculated from the full course fee.

Register for this course

We look forward to receiving your registration for the course, please book your spot on the Preferred by Nature website.

Please note: We are cautiously monitoring the situation of Coronavirus. Preferred by Nature has the right to cancel any scheduled event due to causes that are beyond our reasonable control, including public health and safety risk. In such cases, we will refund the registration fee. Please note that we do not refund any incidental or indirect costs of attendees.

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