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  • Get inspired


    "Live as you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"  - Mahatma Gandhi

    Are you a Scheme Manager, Certifier or Auditor in the UTZ program? With our courses you can boost your business performance. Get inspired, join our programs and take your career to the next level.

    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. By clicking on each course you can find out if the course you selected is mandatory for your user group, as indicated in the UTZ Certification Protocol.

    We wish you a great learning experience.

    The UTZ Academy Team

    Blended learning - A great experience - a great learning impact

    In order to give you a great learning experience the UTZ Academy applies a blended learning strategy.

    Some courses are designed to be taken online while others are delivered face 2 face where some content and instructions are delivered online.

    " Technology integration is not an event but a daily part of our training courses"

    • ITU

      Intro to the UTZ program and CB approval


      intIn this course you will learn the structure of the UTZ program, including the certification process and the roles and responsibilities of Certification Bodies working with our standard.

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      * Learn the steps of the certification process according to the UTZ standard. 
      * Understand the message about the UTZ claim.


      Type: face to face course
      | Code: ITU103

      Type: E-course | Length: 1.5 Hours | Code: ITU103

      • CHC

        Chain of custody


        chocIn this course you will learn the structure of the Supply Chain for all UTZ certified commodities, and the conditions that require certification for Chain of Custody.

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        * Understand the coffee and cocoa supply chain 
        * See how the supply chain is reflected in the UTZ online traceability system.


        Type: face to face course| Code: CHC101

        Type: E-course | Length: 1.5 Hours| Code: CHC101


        • CHH

          Chain of custody for Herbal


          By completing this course you can apply for extension of scope to the Chain of Custody for the Herbal Tea program (for Certification Bodies already approved to perform UTZ ChoC audits for Tea and Rooibos).


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          * Learn the scope, structure and certification conditions for the UTZ Herbal Tea Program.


          Type:  face to face course | Code: CHH101

          Type: E-course | Length: 30 minutes | Code: CHH101

          • CEP

            Certification protocol


            c In this course you will learn the structure and content of the UTZ Certification Protocol.

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            * Learn the scope of UTZ Certification Protocol. 
            * Understand the steps needed to certify a member according to UTZ standard.
            * Know the time obligations related to each step of the certification process.


            Type: face to face course | Code: CEP101

            Type: E-course | Length: 6 Hours| Code: CEP101


            • APS

              Auditing practices Supply chain


              sIn this course you will learn the structure and content of the UTZ Certified Chain of Custody Standard, for all certified commodities, and the auditing practices for Chain of Custody audits.

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              * Learn the differences between the traceability levels in the UTZ program.
              * Learn the use and functionalities of the UTZ Chain of Custody Checklist. 
              * How to prepare and conduct a Chain of Custody audit for different commodities


              Type: face to face course | Code: APS101

              Type: E-Course | Length: 6 Hours | Code: APS101 

              • HBU

                Reporting in the UTZ program


                In this course we would like to share with you why we ask you to report certain information, what has changed compared to the last version of reporting questions and...

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                * Understand why report have been changed, also what have been changed and which new questions have been included. 
                * Know which information you need to collect in order to report.


                Type: face to face course | Code: HBU101

                Type: E-course | Length: 30 minutes | Code: HBU101

                • TRA

                  Online certificate handling with GIP


                  hnd In this course you will learn the technical functionalities of the UTZ Good Inside Portal online traceability system.

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                  Type: face to face course| Code: TRA301
                  Type: E-course/ Length: 2 hours
                  | Code: TRA301

                  • CCC

                    Code of Conduct


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                    In this course you will learn the structure of the UTZ Code of Conduct for producers, for all certified commodities.En este curso, usted aprenderá la estructura del Código de Conducta UTZ para productores, para todos los productos a certificar.



                    Type: face to face course| Code: CCC101

                    Type: E-course  | Length: 20 hours | Code: CCC101

                    • RAS

                      Risk assessment and sampling guidelines


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                      In this course you will receive guidance on the best practices to perform a risk assessment analysis when choosing the sample for audit.



                      Type: face to face course| Code: RAS101

                      Type: E-course  | Length: 2 Hours | Code: RAS101

                      • APC

                        Auditing practices - Coffee


                        cIn this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for coffee producers.


                         Type: face to face course| Code: APC101

                        Type: E-course  | Length: 20 Hours | Code: APC101

                        • APO

                          Auditing practices - Cocoa


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                          In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for cocoa producers.


                          Type: face to face course | Code: APO101

                          Type: E-course  | Length: 20 Hours | Code: APO101


                          • APT

                            Auditing practices - Tea


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                            In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for tea producers




                            Type: face to face course| Code: APT101

                            Type: E-course | Length: 20 Hours | Code: APT101

                            • APR

                              Auditing practices - Rooibos


                              hh In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for rooibos producers




                              Type: face to face course| Code: APR101

                              Type: E-course | Length: 20 Hours | Code: APR101

                              • APZ

                                Auditing practices - Hazelnuts

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                                In this course you will learn the structure and the correct interpretation of the requirements of the UTZ Code of Conduct for hazelnut producers




                                Type: face to face course| Code: APZ101

                                Type: E-course | Length: 15 Hours | Code: APZ101