In LEI certification system, the existence of training institutions is required for the system to work, which is also a requirement to implement certfication process. Certification process will work when onsite assessors and expert panel are available, as they are the executor of the onsite pre-assesment, onsite assessment. They are also responsible in the certification decision making processes.
Onsite assessors and expert panel, prior to their recognition as onsite assessors and/or expert panel, shall undergo series of trainings. Upon completing the trainings, they will be registered and authorized as onsite assessors and/or expert panel in the personnel certification bodies accredited by LEI. The certification bodies which perform assessment to the management units, prepared for undergoing the certification system, must use well-trained and registered onsite assessor and expert panel in accordance to their competency and expertise.
Onsite assessors are trained so that they are capable of conducting data/fact investigation and collecting, to analyze the indicators in their field, to make conclusion on the management unit’s performance, and to write reports based on the data/facts found.
Expert Panel are trained so that they are able to make written decision based on the management unit documents review on: baseline data, planning, and reports on forest management activities; to explain in words or in writing the certification logic structure; to verify and validate onsite assessment results; to actively participate in group decision making processes; and to make assessment decision on the management unit’s performance.