RSPO P&C Lead Auditor course Ghana: TR42

This course focuses on application of the RSPO Certification Systems and audit practice requirements to ensure consistent and appropriate audit decision making.

5-day RSPO-endorsed course

The course includes lectures, workshops, a practical audit exercise in the field and a written examination. It is designed for:

  • Assessors who want to carry out audits for the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Company staff who want in-depth knowledge of RSPO requirements and how to meet them;
  • And stakeholders, such as NGOs or government officials, who want a rigorous introduction to RSPO standards and systems.

About the trainers

The course trainers are themselves qualified Lead Auditors and experts on specific topic areas (such as High Conservation Values (HCV) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)), and have extensive RSPO experience. The course will bring together their collective experience in the planning and implementation of RSPO and builds on the wealth of local experience we have working in West Africa.

Course overview

The course will run for 5 days and consists of:

  • 3.5 days classroom tutorials, exercises and workshops,
  • 1 day practical audit exercise in an oil palm estate
  • 0.5 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 the complexities of implementation using real case studies. Key topics include an overview of the RSPO P&C and supply chains for CPO mills only, as well as the core environmental and community requirements of the standard:

  •  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 requirement for CPO mills only
  •  Others such as RSPO – New Plantings Procedure, Compensation Procedure, Group Certification & Smallholder requirements, Best Management Practices.
  •  Process auditing and certification.

Course fee

Early Bird Rate: USD 1,300 (before 7 July 2017)
Normal Rate: USD 1,500 (after 8 July and before 21 July)


There are three steps to registering:

  1. Use our online form to register.
    NB: You will also need to provide a two-page CV including information about your knowledge and experience of working with the RSPO standard and auditing to .  
  2. We will review your information and let you know whether we can offer you a place on the course. 
  3. If successful, you then need to pay by PayPal or bank transfer. Payment should be made to The Proforest Initiative in US dollars.

Please note: Your place on the course will only be reserved once full payment has been received. 

Closing date for registration is 21 July 2017. Registrations will not be accepted beyond this date.

Contact | Afua Prempeh | Afua Prempeh | +233 (0) 302 542 975

RSPO P&C Lead Auditor course Ghana: TR42

14-18 August 2017

Takoradi, Ghana


Course fee

Early Bird Rate: USD 1,300
(before 7 July 2017)
Normal Rate: USD 1,500
(after 8 July and before 21 July)