Chain of custody training for certification bodies
- Initial training is for auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers that are not yet qualified to undertake chain of custody audits
- Refresher training is for auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers that are already qualified
Auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers must complete a refresher training once every two years and when there is a new issuance of the PEFC Chain of Custody or Trademarks standards. Following the publication of the 2020 PEFC Chain of Custody and Trademarks standards, qualified individuals need to attend a refresher training before auditing against them.
The training helps ensure your personnel are up-to-date with the PEFC Chain of Custody standard and our expectations, clarifications and interpretations. It also allows us to exchange experiences and to receive valuable feedback on the implementation of the standard.
Only chain of custody training recognized by PEFC International is valid for the continued qualification of personnel.
Chain of custody training options
Training organized by PEFC (or by Responsible Wood on behalf of PEFC)
All training organized by PEFC is carried out by recognized PEFC International Technical Experts. These experts have all be trained to ensure they carry out high-quality, harmonized chain of custody training, coordinated at the international level. All upcoming training sessions are listed on our website.
By choosing to train your auditors through PEFC organized training, you have the freedom to pick the sessions in the language and time that suits you, while being assured that all the training is of the same high-quality. With all the sessions in one place, it’s easy to find, select and register for the training that is right for your auditors.
PEFC recognition of certification body internal training
One of the main benefits of the TRP is that you do not need to plan how and when every individual participant can attend a training organized by PEFC. Instead, you can decide when to train them.
The TRP can be particularly beneficial to larger certification bodies with many auditors, reviewers and certification decisions to train, as there is a 75% discount applied when 50 or more participants are trained.