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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 ...

FSC Chain of Custody Lead Auditor Blended Course

Since 2006, AB Training, since 2015 ASTRAcademy, has offered various training programs to certification bodies ...

Online ISO 19011 course: Guidelines for management systems auditing

New! Course updated to reflect the requirements of ISO 19011:2018 ! ISO 19011 provides guidance on the principles of ...

L'utilizzo Corretto dei Marchi FSC da Parte delle Aziende Certificate FSC-STD-50-001

Il corso si basa sul contenuto della versione valida della norma FSC-STD-50-001. Il corso presenta anche degli esempi di ...

High Conservation Value Assessor Course

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

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!

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 2021. More information here. 

In 2021 we have scheduled face-to-face courses (as part of our blended learning approach) in June in Italy and in November in Shanghai (see below). Depending on travel restrictions being lifted, more courses could be scheduled during the second half of the year. 

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

 
Upcoming Courses
Date and Location
Register
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer (offered in English and Chinese)
June 2021
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before  10 June (CN) and (EN)
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
13-14 July 2021 
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before  1 June
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course - Flyer  (offered in English and Chinese)
June 2021
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before 20 June (CN) and (EN)
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
22-24 June
Montefiascone, Italy, (or remotely from 24 June)
Here before 10 June
FSC FM Auditor Course- Flyer
July
Face-to-face part of the course offered remotely
Here before  15 June 
FSC FM Auditor Course- Flyer
21-23 July
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before  30 June
FSC COC Auditor Course - Flyer
15-16 September 2021
Montefiascone, Italy
Here before  1 Septemberr
HCV Assessor Course - Flyer
29 September - 1 October (to be confirmed)
Sabie, South Africa
Here before 15 September
Auditing Techniques and ISO 19011 course (in Chinese) - Flyer
2-3 November
Shanghai, China
Here before 28 October
FSC COC Auditor Course (in Chinese) - Flyer
4-5 November
Shanghai, China
Here before 20 October

 

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®). 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.
 
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.