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.  IMPORTANT:  Please read the attachment here, to understand the certification process.  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 finishing the course.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Duration & Delivery

Blended Learning:  A combination of online learning and classroom learning is required for this course.

Session Dates & Location

Classroom training: 


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 are processed within 24 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 or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, PT.



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