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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 ...

FSC FM Lead Auditor Blended Course

ASTRAcademy courses for trainee FSC Auditors are recognized by Accreditation Services  International (ASI) as ...

Online RSB Lead Auditor Course

The course covers all the standards relevant to the RSB system. The course consists of 9 modules and will take about 30 ...

RSB Lead Auditor Blended Course

This is the only formally recognised RSB auditor’s course available on the market. The course has two parts to it ...

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 ...

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


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
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
29-30 July
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Here before 18 July
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
30-31 July
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Here before 20 July
FSC Ecosystem Services course - Flyer
1-2 August
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Here before 25 July
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (in Chinese) - Flyer
5-6 August
Beijing, China
Here before 25 July
FSC COC Auditor Course (in Chinese) - Flyer
6-7 August
Beijing, China
Here before 25 July
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
21-23 August
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before 10 August
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
4-5 September
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 25 August
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
5-6 September
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 31 August
FSC FM Auditor Course - Flyer
9-11 September
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 25 August
FSC FM Auditor Course - Flyer
23-25 September
Tallin, Estonia
Here before 7 September
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
2-4 October
Brasov, Romania
Here before 10 September
FSC Ecosystem Services course (in Spanish)- Flyer
11-12 November 
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 25 October
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (in Spanish) - Flyer
12-13 November 
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 5 November
FSC COC Auditor Course  (in Spanish)- Flyer
14-15 November
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 1 Novemberr


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:


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.
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.