BASE 4 External Auditor Training

This course is about occupational health and safety for large employers working in the forest sector.  Participants should be experienced and active professional safety consultants and/or auditors with experience in the forest industry in BC.  Note that in order to perform SAFE Companies or COR eligible audits, a participant must be free from conflict of interest for the last three years with the company that they will audit. External auditors are responsible for finding their own host company for the pro-bono student audit.  

This course is available in English only.  For classroom sessions, group participation is required. 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for successfully completing the course: theory, workshop and competency conversation.

Upon successful completion of their student audit, participants will be recognized as external auditors, subject to program maintenance requirements that will be discussed during the training. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Duration & Delivery

Blended Learning:  A combination of online learning, classroom learning and other activities are required for this course.

Session Dates & Location

No further dates are planned in 2019 due to pending WorkSafeBC COR program changes.  There is no wait list.


The combined online and classroom instruction and materials is $525 (includes 5% GST) - refreshments and lunch included. 


Individuals applying to become external auditors must have evidence to support that they are a safety professional with active forestry auditing background.  No specific prerequisite education or training is required; however, it is recommended that those wishing to be external auditors have appropriate technical writing skills for generating the BASE 4 audit report.  Post-secondary education, professional certification and/or a CRSP designation are beneficial.


Submit a completed enrollment form and course fee.  Typically enrollments/approvals are processed within 48 hours. If you have difficulty viewing the enrollment form, please try a different browser like Goodle Chrome or Firefox.

Additional Information

The classroom session starts promptly at 8 am and completes at 5 pm.  If you are used to using a laptop or other device for taking notes, please bring that device.  If not, blank paper and pen are provided.


Email us at training@bcforestsafe.org or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, PT.



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