September 2012 | RSPO-endorsed Lead Auditors Course | Malaysia

The course has helped build my knowledge of RSPO systems with lots of practical sessions. The course content was extensively covered in great detail.  This 5-day training course aims to provide auditors with in-depth knowledge on the implementation of the RSPO Principles & Criteria. The course will look into the RSPO Certification Systems and requirements to ensure consistent and appropriate decision making in audit practise.

Trainers are qualified Lead Auditors or contents experts from ProForest and Wild Asia. They have extensive RSPO knowledge and will conduct this course bringing together collective experiences in the planning and implementation of RSPO. The course is an excellent opportunity for RSPO auditors to clarify changes to the P&C and keeping abreast with current updates on RSPO.

Course Overview

The course will run for 5-days and consists of:

  • 3-days classroom tutorials,
  • 1-day practical audit exercise (practical exam component) in an oil palm estate, and
  • 1-day written exam.

The course will be conducted in English. All participants are expected to have some knowledge of the RSPO P&C. A compulsory quiz will be provided and must be completed before the course.

Course Outline

First endorsed by RSPO in March 2008, the course provided insights to implementation complexities via real case studies. Key topics covered included an overview of the RSPO P&C and supply chains, as well as the core environmental and community requirements of the standard, as outlined below:-
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  • Overview and introduction to RSPO requirements and certification systems,
  • Supply chain systems and chain of custody,
  • Overview of the environmental issues in plantations,
  • HCVF & 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 and plantations.

Download: The draft course outline is available for download below.

How do I register

This is a popular course and places will be confirmed only upon payment. Seats are limited to 30 participants only.  To register, sign up for our mailing list to make sure you get our training updates or email us at ssp [at] if you need more information.

Date: 24-28th September 2012

Venue: To be announced

Cost: To be announced

*Cost per person is inclusive of 6% Malaysian Government Service Tax

Download: The registration form will be available for download soon.


Video: A Glimpse of a RSPO Lead Auditor’s Course

Find out what happens at a Lead Auditor’s Course. Highlights at a training in Bogor, Indonesia are captured in the video below.