Course Description

This module is generic FSC training and covers various topics about FSC organization including:

• The history and objectives of FSC

• structures and relationships within the FSC system relating to its main stakeholders (members, ASI, FSC, regional and national offices, certificate holders, license holders, and certification bodies) • FSC and other forestry certification schemes (Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Canadian Standards Association, Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification etc.)

• roles and responsibilities in certification according to FSC’s normative documents

• potential effects and impacts of certification

• overview of FSC’s normative system and its structure

• the FSC dispute resolution system management system

• FSC and timber legality legislation

• conflict of interest definitions and requirements

This module is provided entirely online and it is mandatory for FSC FM ansd CoC auditor candidates. It is built as a series of recorded webinars:

1. FSC Overview
2. FSC Dispute Resolution System (Complaints & Appeals)
3. Impartiality and Conflict of Interest in FSC
4. Introduction to FSC CW concept
5. FSC & Timber Legality Legislation

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:

Forestry Supply Chain Specialist

Naomi Mjelde

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Generic FSC module

    • Introduction to Generic FSC module

  • 2

    Generic FSC module - topics

    • FSC general training module topics as per FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-2

  • 3


    • FSC overview

    • FSC dispute resolution system

    • Impartiality and conflict of interest in FSC

    • FSC and legality legislation

    • Introduction to FSC CW concept

  • 4


    • FSC: 20 years of growth (source FSC website)

    • FSC annual report 2019 (source FSC website)

  • 5

    Generic FSC module - Quiz

    • Generic FSC module - Quiz