9th RSPO-endorsed Lead Auditors Course (P&C): 24-28th November 2014

Developed by Wild Asia and Proforest, the course is designed for auditors and members of the palm oil supply chain. Training will consist of classroom lectures, group work and practical audit exercise. This course will combine the experience and expertise of Wild Asia and the ProForest in supporting palm oil producers to meet the expectations of RSPO.

This 5-day training course that will be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is designed for auditors wishing to carry out auditing for the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) producer standard, for company staff in charge of meeting RSPO requirements, and any interested stakeholders (e.g. NGOs, government officials) wanting to learn about RSPO standards and systems. The course includes lectures, workshops, a practical audit exercise and a written examination.

Endorsed by the RSPO, the course provides lead auditors and other participants with an in-depth knowledge of the RSPO Principles and Criteria and their implementation. It focuses on application of the RSPO Certification Systems and audit practice requirements to ensure consistent and appropriate audit decision making.

See below for more course information.

Course Overview

The course will run for 5 days and consists of:

  • 3 days classroom tutorials, exercises and workshops
  • 1 day practical audit exercise in an oil palm estate, and
  • 1 day for exam and audit exercise reporting.

The course will be conducted in English. All participants are expected to have some basic knowledge of the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C). A questionnaire will be provided and must be completed before the course.

Course Outline

First endorsed by RSPO in March 2008, the course provides insights into implementation complexities via real case studies. Key topics covered include an overview of the RSPO P&C and supply chains, as well as the core environmental and community requirements of the standard, including:

  • Overview of the environmental issues in plantations
  • HCV and biodiversity in existing plantations and new developments
  • Overview of the social issues within RSPO P&C, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and labour standards
  • Supply chain systems and chain of custody requirements for mills.

Course Information

Date: 24-28 November 2014
Venue: Melia Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Early Bird Rate: MYR 4,200 (registered and paid before 6th October 2014)
Normal Rate: MYR 4,400 (closing date is 7th November 2014)


For more information, contact us training@wildasia.org  or +603 6201 2150.

Download the Course Information

Email training@wildasia.org to inquire for Registration Form


  1. subramanyan danapalu chettiar says

    I am interested in attending RSPO lead Auditor course and wish to know other available rspo courses

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