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Notification of Certification Bodies

Notification establishes the necessary link between your National Governing Body and a Certification Body, and allows Certification Bodies to issue recognized certificates (see PEFC GD 1006:2012, PEFC Notification of Certification Bodies by PEFC Council).

A template entitled Procedures for Notification of Certification Bodies for Chain of Custody and Forest Management Certification is available and includes a sample notification contract, form and other supporting documentation.

The notification contract requires the Certification Body to:

  • Agree to be listed on the publicly available PEFC Council Internet database including the Certification Body’s identification data;
  • Notify your National Governing Body about newly issued certificates as well as about the suspension and withdrawal of certificates;
  • Pay a notification fee for every issued certificate.

A generic notification contract should be drafted to fulfill this purpose.



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