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External Assessment Process

Once your assessor has been selected, the external assessment process begins. The process lasts on average ten weeks and consists of two phases:

Phase 1:

  • Initial assessment of your System against PEFC’s requirements and compilation of a draft assessment report;
  • Submission of the draft assessment report to your National Governing Body for your opportunity to comment;
  • Comment period;
  • Field assessment.

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Phase 2:

  • Development of a final draft assessment report;
  • Review of the final draft assessment report by a panel of external experts;
  • Final assessment report submitted to PEFC Board of Directors and then to the PEFC General Assembly.

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