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The Correct Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders FSC-STD-50-001

The course follows closely the text of the latest version of the standard FSC-STD-50-001. Additionally, it offers exampl ...

L'utilisation Correcte des Marques de Commerce FSC par les Détenteurs de Certificats FSC-STD-50-001

La formation est basée sur le texte de la dernière version de la norme FSC-STD-50-001. Elle propose aussi ...

FSC Chain of Custody Lead Auditor Blended Course

Since 2006, AB Training, since 2015 ASTRAcademy, has offered various training programs to certification bodies ...

FSC COC Webinar BV

Webinar on selected aspects relatting to the FSC COC Normative Framework. Participation upon invitation. Webinar d ...

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 ...

Accredited FSC® forest certification training

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!

Online course on the new version of the FSC® COC Chain of Custody Standard FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1.  Learn about the new FSC core labour requirements in chain of custody certification.

ASTRAcademy will present remotely face-to-face course sessions relating to our FSC COC Auditor, FSC FM Auditor and ISO 19011 courses during the first half of 2021. More information here. 

In 2021 we have scheduled face-to-face courses (as part of our blended learning approach) in June in Italy and in November in Shanghai (see below). Depending on travel restrictions being lifted, more courses could be scheduled during the second half of the year. 

ASTRAcademy has launched an online course and a "blended" course on Ecosystem Services under the FSC Standard. Register here

Online course on the current version of the HCV Assessment Manual (HCVRN). Register here

 
Upcoming Courses
Date and Location
Register
FSC COC Auditor Course (Chinese) - Flyer
December
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 30 November
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (Chinese) - Flyer
December
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 30 November
FSC COC Auditor Course (Spanish) - Flyer
January 2022
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 31 December
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (Spanish) - Flyer
January 2022
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 31 December
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (English)- Flyer
January 2022
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 5 January
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
January 2022
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 5 January
FSC FM Auditor Course- Flyer
January - February
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before  15 January
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
20-22 April
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 5 April
FSC FM Auditor Course- Flyer
27-29 April
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before  10 April

 

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®). 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 1.000 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.