Topic outline

  • Get inspired

    Welcome your space! You will find all relevant information on the UTZ training program for CBs. , The CB training program aims to provide enough opportunities for CB's  staff to attain enough tools, knowledge, and skills to audit the UTZ/RA standards efficiently.  All our courses, either when offered Face-to-face or as e-learning courses, are available to everyone working for Certification Bodies interested in learning the details of our program. At the moment all mandatory courses are indicated in our UTZ Requirements for CBs.


    Scheme Managers, certifiers and auditors shall successfully complete all applicable mandatory training modules and repeat them at least once every two years to refresh their knowledge and to stay up to date, either by participating in a) the UTZ face-to-face trainings in the field, or b) completing online courses in the UTZ Academy Online. Successful completion of either a face-to-face training or online courses results in a (set of) badge(s), issued by UTZ. The following list shows all available training modules and for whom they are mandatory:




    We wish you a great learning experience.

    Cintia Rivera

    CB training coordinator


  • Online Learning

    CB training is the enabling arm of S&A For this the UTZ program also offers online training in the form of E-courses. Below you can find the latest links as well as whether or not they are mandatory for your role.

    If you have any question regarding your training program please contact cbtraining@utz.org and in case of technical issues please write to utzacademyonline@utz.org


    E-courses available In UTZ Academy Online

    All our CB courses are available in the UTZ Academy Online. To get peer-to-peer support in the UTZ Academy, please go to the Forum for CBs where you might ask questions and get answer from other CBs. This forum is available in in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English. Further guidance on how to obtain mutual recognition of auditors for Chain of Custody scope will be shared in the coming weeks. 

     X: always mandatory

     O: only mandatory if corresponding standard or commodity scope applies 


    Course code

    Mandatory for

     

     

    Notes

    Languages

     

    Scheme Manager

     Certifier 

    Auditor 

     

     

    ITU

    X

    X

    X

     

    EN, FR*

    CCC (includes APC, APO, AP, APR badges)

     

    O

    O

    Code of conduct scope

    EN, ES, FR, PT

    CHC

     

    O

     

    Chain of Custody scope

    EN

    CEP

    X

    X

     

     

    EN

    HBU

    O

    O

    O

    Code of conduct scope

    EN, FR(link)

    CHH

    O

    O

     

    Chain of Custody Herbals scope

    EN

    APS

     

    O

    O

    Chain of Custody scope

    EN

    APV

     

     

    O

    Code of conduct scope

    EN, ES, FR, PT

    RAS

     

    O

     

    Code of conduct scope

    EN, ES, FR, PT

    TRA

    X

    X

     

     

    EN

    MAA

    X

    X

    X

     For mutual authorization of auditors**

    EN

     

    *Subtitles for videos are available in French

    ** Only applicable for auditors working with CB that are authorized for both Schemes, that is RA and UTZ


    • Internal Trainings

      The CB shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure for management of competencies of all personnel involved in the certification process. This procedure requires the certification body to, amongst other actions to  have in place an adequate internal training program to ensure the certification team is up-to-date on the UTZ program.

      CBs shall provide the corresponding training plan through email to cbtraining@utz.org. This training program shall be offered free of charge to the certification team. The training plan, as well as materials used shall be sent to cbtraining@utz.org for approval.  If you are planning to carry out an internal training that will result in badges please:

      1.  Fill out the internal training request form
      2. Send the form to cbtraining@utz.org together with
      • list of participants
      • Training Material
      • Lead trainer's credentials 
      3. CB Training will then assess the documents and decide whether the proposed training can grant badges. Only when there is a positive response can the training take place. An approved staff member who successfully completed the Minimum Training Modules and corresponding competence-based training shall lead the training. Only then will this trainer be eligible to organize training sessions within their organization.


      Any training material used shall be submitted to UTZ for approval (to cbtraining@utz.org)priorto the delivery of any training sessions.The CB might use training material and guidelines provided on the UTZ website (translating it to the local language if needed). The training agenda (including date and program) and list of participants (including signatures) shall be submitted to UTZ (in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese) after the end of the course along with any assessments, if applicable.