Our FSC Expert Course consists of two separate courses, one for Forest Management (FM) and one for Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.
This registration is for the FSC FM course, which consists of online content on our Training Hub, followed by a 4-day intensive live sessions training, covering the FSC standards and systems for Forest Management certification.
The self-study part of the course is comprised of six online modules (5 Open modules available at any time on Preferred by Nature Training Hub here, and 1 special FSC FM (for remote training) module the access for which to be provided for registered participants). All modules help to prepare for the live sessions, require 3 and a half working days for preparation, and must be completed prior to the live sessions.
More specific information can be found on the course agenda (TBA). The live sessions will be spread over two weeks and held on 7,9 & 14,16 March 2023 in China Standard Time zone (GMT+8). The live sessions start at 9:30 AM and last 7,5 hours.
The FSC FM Expert course is conducted in English language. Please ensure that your language skills will allow you to fully engage in presentations, group exercises, discussions, and examinations.
FSC requirements for remote auditor training
Based on the derogation FSC-DER-2020-04 published on 23 April 2020 (amended on 12 October 2020) FSC currently allows replacing in-person auditor training with remote courses.
Preferred by Nature´s online FSC CoC training is a customized auditor training to meet the training demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the travel and safety restrictions, without reducing the quality of our regular in-person auditor training held worldwide. The content and duration of the training will meet all the standard FSC requirements for auditor training and at the same time be adjusted to be presented and acquired via different virtual tools and training methods. To enable everybody to participate actively in the live sessions and group work, the maximum number of seats is 15.
Obtaining an FSC Auditor Training Certificate
Conditions for successful completion of the course are the following*:
- Completion of all 6 online modules on Preferred by Nature Training Hub: 5 Open online modules (Introduction module, FSC Generic module, FSC auditing in relation to ISO 19011 module, FSC Trademark module, FSC FM module) and 1 special FSC FM module (for remote training)
- Active attendance at live training sessions
- Successful completion of the exam*
NB! Students must be present in 95% of live training sessions, actively engaged throughout the whole course, and have participated in individual and group exercises.
*For the participants who are not looking to acquire the auditor qualification the exam is voluntary.
Course fee and discount options
The cost of participating in our exclusive online edition of the FSC CoC training course is 1,800 EUR (standard classroom price 2,000 EUR), excluding VAT. The course fee covers tuition and training materials.
Special early bird price offer (10% from full price): 1,620 EUR if you sign-up and pay the latest two months prior (EB10 code is valid until 7 January 2023).
Discount options: We offer a special discount of 30% for NGOs, FSC National Initiatives, and university/college staff/students (Code: NGO30). Only a single discount can be applied per participant. All discounts are calculated from the full course fee.
Register for this course
We look forward to receiving your registration for the course, please fill in the form below.
Please note: We are cautiously monitoring the situation of Corona virus. Preferred by Nature has the right to cancel any scheduled event due to causes that are beyond our reasonable control, including public health and safety risks. In such cases, we will refund the registration fee. Please note that we do not refund any incidental or indirect costs of attendees.