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The main FSC COC Standard FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0

Online course on the currently valid version of the FSC Chain of Custody Standard. Part of ASTRAcademy online courses fo ...

High Conservation Value Assessor Course

The concept of High Conservation Values (HCV), initially developed as part of the FSC Principles and Criteria, is applie ...

Blended course on auditing techniques: ISO 19011 for auditors to FSC Standards

Since 2011, the ISO 19011 course was offered to both trainee and qualified auditors in the FSC system. This course is a ...

Online course on the new FSC COC Standard for Multi-Site and Group certification

This online course takes you through the most recent version of the FSC Standard FSC-STD-40-003, presenting requirements ...

FSC Chain of Custody Lead Auditor Blended Course

Since 2006, AB Training, now ASTRAcademy, has offered various training programs to certification bodies active in t ...

Accredited FSC® certification training courses

Astra Academy provides accredited online Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification training courses and regularly consults on sustainability standards globally.
Assurance and Sustainability Training Academy - A S T R A

NEW!

ASTRAcademy has launched an online course and a "blended" course on Ecosystem Services under the FSC® Standard. The first face-to-face courses will be presented in Nairobi, Kenya and in Curitiba, Brazil, during April 2019! Register here

Online course on the current version of the FSC Standard for Chain of Custody Evaluations (FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0) launched on the ASTRAcademy e-learning platform. Register here

Online course on the current version of the FSC Chain of Custody Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0) launched on the ASTRAcademy e-learning platform. Register here

 
Upcoming Courses
Date and Location
Register
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
20-22 March
Riga, Latvia
Here before 14 March
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
5-6 April
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before 25 March
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
8-9 April
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before  1 April
Workshop on Ecosystem Services under the FSC Standard
9 April
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before  1 April
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
10-12 April  
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before 25 March
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
24-25 April
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 10 April
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
25-26 April
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 15 April
FSC Ecosystem Services course - Flyer
29-30 April
Curitiba, Brazil 
Here before 5 April
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
6-7 May
Curitiba, Brazil
Here before 25 April
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
7-8 May
Curitiba, Brazil
Here before 30 April
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
9-11 May
Curitiba, Brazil
Here before 25 April
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
13-15 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before 1 May
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
16-17 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before 5 May
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
17-18 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before  10 May
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
28-29 May
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 20 May
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
30-31 May
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 20 May
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
3-4 June
Toronto, Canada
Here before 25 May
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
4-5 June
Toronto, Canada
Here before 30 May
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
6-8 June
Toronto, Canada
Here before 25 May

 

Certification Training relating to sustainability standards and concepts

ASTRA Academy is your global training partner for certification to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). We also offer High Conservation Value Assessor training relating to the Licensing Scheme managed by the High Conservation Value Resource Network. Additionally, ASTRA provides consultancy and training on accreditation aspects, witnessing in relation to auditing work, standards development and technical support on several certification systems, such as FSC, RSB, HCVRN, the and the Green List of Protected Areas (IUCN).

Your solution to acquiring knowledge, skills and the appropriate attitude related to certification and accreditation requirements on various certification systems.

ASTRA is offering to trainees a user-friendly e-learning platform, combined with face-to-face courses offered around the world to deliver training to auditors, certification body staff, internal auditors, consultants and industry representatives who wish to improve their knowledge and skills relating to FSC and RSB standards and their practical application.

Additionally, we also provide an ISO 19011 course (online or as a "blended" course). This course responds to the requirements of the various certification schemes, relating to auditing techniques and ISO qualification of their auditors. 

Since 2006, our trainers have been delivering training to more than 800 FSC auditors working or collaborating currently with more than 30 accredited certification bodies.

Main courses:


Recognition

FSC:
ASTRAcademy is an approved Training Provider in the FSC certification system. The courses offered have obtained the formal recognition from Accreditation Services International (ASI) as being in compliance with current FSC requirements for auditor training.
The training programme consists of five main courses, listed above.
 
Our Auditor courses for trainee FSC Auditors (Forest Management and Chain of Custody Auditor courses) do not cover ISO training requirements. Trainee auditors who are not qualified on ISO standards (as outlined in FSC-STD-20-001 V4) can register, in addition to the FM and/or COC courses on our ISO 19011 course, which will help them fulfill FSC auditor training requirements.
 
RSB:
Our RSB courses for auditors, consultants and industry experts have been developed together with the RSB, and it are recongnized as the official training program on the RSB Standard. ASTRAcademy is also offering training updates on the RSB Standard and is keeping a register of tained and qualified professionals engaged with the RSB system.
 
HCV Resource Network:
ASTRAcademy is a registered Training Organization under the Assessor Licensing Scheme managed by the High Conservation Value Resource Network. Successful completion of a recognized HCV Assessor Training Course will be a mandatory requirement for aspirant HCV Assessors. For more information about HCV Assessor Training courses, contact ASTRAcademy or the HCV Resource Network.