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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 ...

High Conservation Value Assessor Course

The concept of High Conservation Values (HCV), initially developed as part of the FSC Principles and Criteria, is applie ...

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 ...

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 Chain of Custody Lead Auditor Blended Course

Since 2006, AB Training, now ASTRAcademy, has offered various training programs to certification bodies active in t ...

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

NEW:

Online ISO 19011 course updated to the new version of the ISO 19011 Standard published in July 2018. 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
Register
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
21-23 November
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Here before 10 November
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
10-11 December  
Shanghai, China
Here before 25 November
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer 
11-12 December  
Shanghai, China
Here before 1 December
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
13-15 December 
Shanghai, China
Here before 25 November
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
14-15 January 2019 
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 5 January 2019
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
15-16 January
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before  10 January
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
17-19 January
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before 31 December
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
18-19 February
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before 1 February
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
19-20 February
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before  10 February
FSC FM Auditor course - Flyer
21-23 February 
Nairobi, Kenya
Here before 25 January
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
7-8 March
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before 20 February
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
5-6 March
Mexico City, Mexico
Here before  25 February
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
13-15 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before 1 May
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
16-17 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before 5 May
Auditing techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer
17-18 May
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Here before  25 February

 

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 700 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.