Training Recognition Program
Auditors can also be trained by the certification body that they work for, on the condition that this internal training is PEFC recognized.
We provide this recognition through our PEFC Training Recognition Program (TRP).
If you, as a certification body, are looking for an efficient way to ensure that all your auditors attend a PEFC recognized training, then the TRP is the solution.
The main advantage is that you do not have to plan how and when every individual auditor can attend a training organized by PEFC. Instead, you can decide yourself when to train them.
CBs of all sizes welcome
The TRP was initially designed for CBs which employ a high number of auditors. However, smaller CBs can also take advantage of the program, at a discounted fee. To find out more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can expect
The TRP consists of a two day in-person training session for the representative of your certification body. After this you need to provide the content and process description of your internal PEFC training.
Once we have positively verified the process description and training content, the PEFC recognition is awarded.
During the validity of the training recognition, to keep your auditors up-to-date, we organize regular update meetings to inform you on recent developments, the latest Q&As, interpretations and changes in our training materials.
See our information sheet for more detailed information, including what you can expect, the cost and our requirements.
How to participate
If your CB would like to participate in the TRP and start to provide internal PEFC training to auditors, you can sign up for the next scheduled PEFC TRP event, or contact us at email@example.com.
New training dates will be announced shortly
Participating certification bodies
As of August 2016, the following CBs are participating in the PEFC Training Recognition Program:
- Apcer Certificacao SA
- Bureau Veritas Iberia SL
- Control Union Certifications BV
- DNV GL Sweden
- DNV GL Business Assurance Finland Oy AB
- Exova BM TRADA
- GFA Certification
- Inspecta Sertifiointi Oy
- Intertek Certification AB
- SGS Japan
- SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA (Europe and North America)
- Soil Association Certification - The Woodmark Program
- SP Certification
- Vides Kvalitate
If you have any questions about our training program, please get in touch:
Technical Officer, PEFC International
For more information regarding any of the Chain of Custody training opportunities, please contact PEFC Technical Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.