This RSPO Lead Auditor training course is fully endorsed by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

£1145 + VAT

2024 dates: Classroom:  September 24-25, December 9-10.

Location – BM TRADA, Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4ND 

     Remote via Teams: June 24-27 (09.00-13.00 GMT +1), September 23-26 (09.00-13.00 GMT +1).

To book this course, complete our booking form and return it to Sharon Brown or Anne Seymour-Durkin

BM TRADA can offer both in-house and remote training courses. To discuss your requirements, please contact us


RSPO Lead Auditor training course details

This course satisfies the structured training and examination requirements as the first step to achieving RSPO Lead Auditor status. It has been approved to the new 2020 standard

The course includes group seminars, exercises and presentations. It concludes with a two-hour written exam.

Recent comment from a workshop delegate:  

''Thank you so much for the valuable 4 days training (remote). I really enjoyed it and appreciated the input, sharing and training materials, it’s awesome and well organised training. I surely recommend BMTRADA for any RSPO Related training in future.''

You should attend this course if:

  • You are an IRCA 9001 Lead Auditor and wish to become an RSPO approved supply chain auditor
  • Your organization is considering or has started the implementation of palm oil certification
  • You are involved in preparing for an assessment
  • You are a manager or member of an internal audit team. 

You will learn about:

  • An introduction to palm oil
  • RSPO governance, mission, membership and funding
  • RSPO supply chain certification scheme and units of certification
  • RSPO Palm Trace, RSPO Next
  • RSPO trademark and corporate logo use
  • The certification cycle of evaluation, surveillance and re-evaluation
  • Corrective action reports (CARs)
  • Audit scenarios/report writing. 

Pre-course requirements

Before this course you will need:

  • Advanced, post-high school education degree, diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of three (3) years field working experience in similar supply chains, or equivalent related to and as necessary for the certification process. Note: Field working experience refers to direct working experience or practical experience in auditing the palm oil sector
  • Successful completion of internationally recognized ISO 9001 lead auditor training course

Successful completion of the course requires delegates to pass a tutor assessment and an invigilated examination. Access to a webcam is therefore essential for participation on this course when delivered remotely.

We also offer a refresher training course via E-Learning for current RSPO Lead Auditors who wish to maintain their auditing.


Our Capabilities

BM TRADA is a certification body and training provider and does not provide any consultancy during public or private training. 

Although trainers will answer questions and provide information on best practices during the course, they do not provide specific consultancy, nor solutions or advice relating to organization issues.