Ongoing assessments

The forest certification systems under the PEFC assessment process.

Ongoing assessments

The assessment of national and regional forest certification systems, carried out by independent professionals, ensures these systems meet our international requirements.

There are three types of assessment: 

  • Assessment of a new system for first time endorsement
  • Assessment of a revised system to maintain endorsement
  • Assessment of a reaffirmed system to maintain endorsement

An important aspect of the assessment process is the global public consultation. This is your chance to give your feedback on any aspect of the system. You can find all the open public consultations here.

The following forest certification systems are under the PEFC assessment process.

New systems

NCCF’s Trees outside Forests Certification Standard (national standard)
See all standard assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Myanmar Forest Certification Scheme - Assessment suspended

PEFC Balkan Forest Certification Scheme (regional system)
See assessment details for Bosnia & Herzegovina / North Macedonia / Slovenia
Watch the webinar recording

Ukrainian National Voluntary Forest Certification System 
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Revised systems

Chilean System for Sustainable Forest Management Certification
Consultation deadline: 9 February 2023 - give your feedback
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Irish Forest Certification System 
Consultation deadline: 9 February 2023 - give your feedback 
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Belgian Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Norwegian Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Estonian Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

UK Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Brazilian Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Portuguese Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Polish Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

CERFOAR – PEFC Argentina
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Finland Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Responsible Wood Forest Certification System
See assessment details for Australia / New Zealand
Watch the webinar recording

American Tree Farm System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

PEFC Certification System Netherlands 
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

German Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

IFCC Forest Certification Scheme (Indonesia)
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

China Forest Certification Scheme
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

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