Course Description

This module is an online part of a blended FSC Forest Management course. Online webinars are:

Introduction to FSC FM online module and FSC Forest Management Overview
FSC Principles & Criteria, National & Interim Standards & IGIs
FSC-STD-30-005 FSC FM Group Certification
Chain of Custody for FM
FSC-STD-30-010 Controlled Wood
Other FSC Policies

Full blended course consists of these several online webinars and face-to-face 5-days training course.

This online module is required for all auditor candidates intending to qualify as auditor against FSC’s FM scope shall complete training on FM and CW.

All online modules are free and may be taken separately from full FSC Expert course, however they do not meet formal FSC requirements alone. Information and prices for full FSC Expert course is available on our website:

Senior Program Manager, Forestry

Gabriel Bolton

Based in Vermont in the norther eastern United Sates Gabe is Preferred by Nature’s global technical expert on forest management certification and a senior FSC Forest Management auditor having participated in more than 40 FSC FM audits and assessments in 15 countries on six continents. Gabe provides technical and quality oversight for Preferred by Nature’s Forest Management services. Including the maintenance of related Preferred by Nature held accreditations, audit management, auditing, and monitoring of Preferred by Nature’s global Forest Management portfolio.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction to FSC expert training - Forest Management

  • 2

    FSC FM training - normative requirements

    • FSC Forest management module topics as per FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-2

  • 3

    FSC Forest Management (FM) - compulsory webinars

    • Introduction to FSC FM online module and FM certification

    • FSC Principles and Criteria

    • COC Requirements for FM Evaluations

    • Group FM certification

    • SLIMF

    • HCVF overview

    • NTFP certification

    • FSC Controlled Wood System FM

    • Other FSC Policies

  • 4


    • FSC FM online training quiz