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4C System Trainings 2022

4C Online Trainings guide participants through the certification process, ensuring better understanding and implementation of the audit requirements and procedures. They include topics such as criteria set by the 4C Code of Conduct, risk assessment, on-site and remote audits, issuance of certificates, supply chain traceability and chain of custody, among many others.

Next Dates in Spring 2022:

4C Carbon Footprint Add-On (1st): 16-18 May 2022, 1pm-5pm CET – Agenda – EN.

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Further upcoming trainings in 2022

4C Online Training (2nd): 20-22 September 2022 – intended for Asian time zones

4C Carbon Footprint Add-On (2nd): 27-28 September 2022

4C Gender Equality Add-On: TBA

Benefits at glance

Target groups

  • Auditors
  • Companies, including existing Managing Entities of 4C Units and interested producer cooperatives and associations, traders and exporters, as well as roasters, retailers and brand owners
  • NGOs and research bodies
  • Authorities
  • Other interested parties

Training Days


You can book one of the available options.

Regular Fee*

  • Option 1 – Complete training (3 days): 680,00 EURO
    – Carbon Footprint Add-On Training (3 days): 500,00 EURO
    Mandatory for new auditors, evaluators, and certifiers.
  • Option 2 (not possible for Carbon Footprint Add-On Training) – Only day 2: 480,00 EURO
    Mandatory for certification bodies that would like to offer CoC certification (at least one auditor and one evaluator per certification body).
    Recommended for those who have attended recent training and wish to update themselves on the latest 4C System improvements.
  • Option 3 (not possible for Carbon Footprint Add-On Training) – Only day 3: 480,00 EURO
    Attend this day to learn about 4C certificate maintenance, commercial reporting, available 4C digital tools and new 4C add-ons and their implementation – getting ready to address coffee’s carbon footprint, as well as gender equality and food security gaps.

*Not including VAT (applies only to companies located in Germany)

Get your EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 15% for all registering 30 days prior to the first day of the respective 4C Online Training!

Additionally, a GROUP DISCOUNT SCHEME is available:
Only applicable for more than one participant from the same company in the same training. For the certification bodies, this applies to auditors under the same contract with 4C Services GmbH.

No. of participants: 2  → 20%
No. of participants: 3-4 → 30%
No. of participants: 5-9 → 40%
No. of participants: 10 or more → 50%

Cancellation policy

Until the 31st day before the first day of training: free of charge
Between the 30th and 21st day before the first day of training: 20% of the total amount of the invoice
Between the 20th and 11th day before the first day of training: 50% of the total amount of the invoice
Between the 10th and the 1st day of training: 100% of the total amount of the invoice

Terms of Payment

The training fees are to be paid at the latest 7 days after receipt of the invoice and prior to the training. Payment of the training fee can be done by bank transfer (please use the banking details indicated on the invoice).

General notes

Attestation of participation can only be issued for participants who attended to the end and also actively participated in the group work sessions.

To enable successful participation in 4C Online Trainings, participants need a computer/laptop and a stable Internet connection.

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