PEFC chain of custody initial training: Japan

PEFC chain of custody initial training: Japan

Auditor training

Auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers are invited to register for a PEFC recognized chain of custody initial training 21-22 January 2021.

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.

To register for the training, please email

The details

The training is on 21 January, 09:30-18:30 JST, and 22 January, 09:30-17:50 JST, and takes place both online and in-person. The training venue is Conference room, 4F, Nagata-cho bldg., 2-4-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Zoom will be used for participants attending virtually.

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.

Agenda: PEFC chain of custody initial training (Japan) 89.13 KB

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 SGEC/PEFC Japan’s PEFC International Technical Experts Shigeru Takahara and Makiko Horio.

To register for the training, please email The participation fee for the initial training is 50,000 Yen per certification body, with an additional 100 CHF per participant.

The training will be held in Japanese.

Knowledge test

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.


21 - 22, January 2021

09:30 - 17:50 (UTC+1)

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Linda Matole

Technical Officer

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