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Online FSC Chain of Custody lead auditors course

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

The main FSC COC Standard FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1

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

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 Exam Re-Take

This exam is a an additional opportunity for trainees to pass in case they fail on the final test at our face-to-face co ...

High Conservation Value Assessor Course

Blended course for individuals interested in becoming Licenserd Assessors. The course is endorsed by the High Conse ...

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!

 

  • ASTRAcademy takes the lead on developing a new Ecosystem Service: Human Health and Well-being in the forest. More information about this process here.
  • 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 2023. More information here.
  • 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
FSC COC Auditor Course (Chinese/Mandarin Language) - Flyer
Starting on 23 February 2023 
Face-to-face course offered remotely
Here before 10 February
Course on Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 (Chinese/Mandarin language) - Flyer
Starting on 23 February 2023
Face-to-face course offered remotely
Here before 15 February
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
Starting on 6 February 2023
Face-to-face course offered remotely
Here before 20 January
Course on Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 - Flyer
Starting on 16 February 2023
Face-to-face course offered remotely
Here before 10 February
FSC FM Auditor Course - Flyer
Starting on 6 March 2023
Face-to-face course offered remotely
Here before 20 February
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
3-5 May 2023
George, South Africa
Here before 15 April

Certification Training relating to sustainability standards and concepts

ASTRAcademy 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.
 
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.