PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training


PEFC International and NCCF organize PEFC CoC Auditor Training in India

PEFC aims to ensure and further improve quality of audits for Chain of Custody certification. As part of its overall system integrity program, PEFC requires that Chain of Custody auditors participate in PEFC recognized trainings.

PEFC International and NCCF are organizing a regional PEFC CoC training. It will combines expertise of PEFC International in delivering the training and local network and knowledge of NGB and trainees. Certification Bodies can nominate their auditors to attend this training.

PEFC Chain of Custody

PEFC Chain of Custody certification provides independently verified assurance that certified wood contained in a product originates from well-managed forests. In addition, PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS) minimizes risk that timber comes from illegal harvesting and enables companies to demonstrate alignment with regulatory requirements (e.g. EUTR). The PEFC DDS is an integral part of PEFC Chain of Custody certification. The entire flow of wood material from forest to consumer must be monitored and documented to demonstrate its origin. This evidence is known as the Chain of Custody (CoC).

PEFC CoC certification is available worldwide and open to all companies that manufacture, process, trade or sell forest-based products. For more read on PEFC’s website.

Training Details

Date Venue Register Price
Training has been rescheduled to mid-April 2020 due to several
unforeseen circumstances.
The exact dates will be communicated soon.
New Delhi, India Register online
Registration date extended until further notice.
USD 500
INR 36,000 + GST
Click here for the training brochure


Training will be conducted by Mr Richard Laity, PEFC International, Projects and Development Officer South East Asia. He is a PEFC International approved CoC Trainer. Training will be based on new PEFC Standards. (PEFC ST 2002:2020)

Training Mode

The in-person training is based on interactivity, practical examples, open question and answer sessions, and dedicated group work. It enables auditors to benefit from knowledge provided by PEFC technical specialists, as well as from experience exchange between the trainees.

Training Material

Training will include tea/coffee, snacks, lunch, printed course material, PEFC documentation, certificate of attendance, access to PEFC’s Online Training Platform, etc.

Knowledge Test

Trainees will be required to complete an online knowledge test after completion of the in-person training. Post evaluation of results, qualified trainees will receive a PEFC Certificate as qualified PEFC Chain of Custody Auditors from PEFC International.

Training Cost

All payments will be made to NCCF. Training cost is USD 500 or INR 36,000 + GST.

It includes costs for 3 day training including, in-person training, practical field exercise and online test conducted by PEFC.

Register for training here. For queries contact

About PEFC and NCCF

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation promoting sustainable forest management through third-party certification. It is a leading global alliance of 53 national members, with 46 endorsed national forest certification systems.

Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) is the PEFC National Governing Body member from India. NCCF is a stakeholders driven, collaborative, non-profit organization, engaged in diverse activities like developing globally benchmarked and India specific certification standards;  policy advocacy on natural resource management and other emergining issues; capacity building, training and multi-stakeholder engagement.


Richard Laity, South East Asia Representative
PEFC International
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M: +856-2054616001
Varun Grover, Assistant Director
Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF)
M: +91-9999330646