Course: FSC® Chain of Custody

Soil Association

Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
8th-12th April 2024

Cost: £895 / €1,040 (inclusive of lunch, refreshments and materials)

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

FSC® Chain of Custody Training Course

(Accredited to FSC-PRO-20-004)

This blended training course comprises of 18-24 hours of online e-learning and 5 days in-person training.

This training event will be delivered in English and all the training material provided will also be in English, so proficiency in this language is imperative. However, this training will be delivered in collaboration with a Soil Association Certificate agent in Portugal and support will be provided by their local expert.

The course covers generic training of FSC® history and objectives, in addition to:

  • Overview of general requirements for FSC COC application 
  • Group and multi-site certification
  • Controlled wood in the context of Chain of Custody 
  • Sourcing of reclaimed material
  • Project certification
  • The FSC COC evaluation process: certification process and certification decision making
  • FSC COC certification report writing
  • Material Categories
  • Claims
  • Due Diligence System

Who should attend?

Those who select and successfully complete the full FSC Auditing to ISO 19011Forest Management or Chain of Custody courses will receive a valid training certificate as a crucial step towards becoming a qualified FSC auditor.

These courses may also be of interest to certificate holders looking for insight into what happens during an audit, non-governmental organisations involved in forest certification and other providers of certification services.


Standard price: £895 (inclusive of lunch, refreshments and materials)

If the course is taken in combination with blended FSC ISO 19011 remote training to be held via MS Teams on the 19th-20th February 2024, blended package price: £1,290.

Discounts available for not-for-profit and multiple and/or tailored bookings.

Cancellation fees: 

  • Cancellation or 'no show' on the first day of the course: Full course fee 
  • Cancellation 7 days before the course start date: 50% of course fee
  • Cancellation outside of 7 days, once invoice has been sent: 10% of course fee, unless we can fill the place on the course, then no fee

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