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.  

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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 program: theory, workshop, competency conversation, student audit with shadow and successful audit submisssion.

Upon successful completion of their student audit, participants will be recognized as external auditors, subject to program maintenance requirements which include 7 hours of approved training and a minimum of two audits every 3 years. Auditors are required to comply with BCFSC policies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Duration & Delivery

Certification Process

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

Date & Location

To be determined


$1575 (includes 5% GST) - refreshments and lunch included during the classroom session. 


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 for this competitive application process.  Typically applications are acknowledged within 48 hours. 

Applicants will be notified of program acceptance by Friday, February 28, 2020 and payments will be processed at this time. If you have difficulty viewing the enrollment form, please try a different browser like Google Chrome or Firefox.

Additional Information

The classroom session starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. and completes at 5:00 p.m.  If you are used to using a Windows 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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