RJC Member and Auditor training on the RJC Member Certification System is available by webinar for a range of time zones. Modules have been developed which provide an overview of the RJC system, implementing management systems, carrying out self assessments, preparing for verification assessments, and guidance on key issues for different sectors along the supply chain.
COP 2013: Recorded modules on the new Code of Practices are being added here. Sessions aim to cover key issues in more shorter, targeted formats. For inquiries on new modules, or to request a group session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of COP 2013:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Code of Practices 2013 – Overview of Changes
Provenance Claims Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Provenance Claims Training Module
Standards Guidance chapter – Provenance Claims
Human Rights Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Human Rights Training Module
Human Rights Due Diligence Toolkit:
Grading and Appraisal Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: Grading & Appraisal Training Module
Small Business Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Small Business Training Module
RJC Assessment Manual:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Assessment Manual Training Module
RJC Assessment Workbook:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Assessment Workbook Training Module
Risk Assessment Toolkit:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Risk Assessment Toolkit Training Module
COP 2009: Recorded modules for the 2009 Code of Practices are still available to Members and Auditors via a secure link. The training is presented by Graham Nicholls, Sam Brumale and Anna Leach. Each training session runs for around 60 minutes. For access to these, please contact email@example.com
To view our Frequently Asked Questions which cover all aspects of RJC Member Certification please click here
RJC’s Top Twelve Tips to achieve Certification
RJC Trainers have run over 120 online training sessions and workshops for our Members. From the feedback received from these sessions, and from the auditors, we have the following top twelve tips to assist you in achieving RJC Certification.
- Assign a Coordinator to oversee the Self Assessment – Depending on the nature and complexity of your business, it may be appropriate to assemble several people to assist the coordinator in planning and conducting the self assessment. For more information refer to the RJC Assessment Manual.
- Attend RJC’s Free Online Training for Members – A recorded Introduction to the RJC can be viewed above and this is a good introduction to the RJC Training.
- Communicate the Purpose and Nature of the Self Assessment – To key employees as appropriate. This will help develop internal support and avoid confusion and delays as the Self Assessment is carried out. Additional tips to help key employees prepare for the Audit are provided in the RJC Assessment Manual.
- Review the Core System Documents - Start with the RJC Code of Practices to identify and understand the relevant Provisions for your business. Also review the RJC Assessment Manual and the RJC Certification Handbook for an overview of the requirements for achieving RJC Certification.
- Define your Certification Scope – This covers all Facilities and Entities that are owned or controlled by the Member; and actively contribute to the diamond and/or gold jewellery supply chain. The Certification Scope must also cover Controlled Business Activities, which are tasks, roles, functions or services relating to performance of work in the supply chain that is Controlled by a Member. Remember that Business Activities may or may not be performed at a Member’s Facility.
- Conduct your Self Assessment - A Self Assessment is like an internal audit and prepares your business for the Certification Audit (independent Third Party Audit). RJC’s Assessment Workbook guides you through the process step by step.
- Review the Standards Guidance Document – If you are wondering how to conform with a provision of the Code, refer to the Standards Guidance which gives you background information and a suggested management approach for each of the provisions for the Code.
- Address any Non-conformances that you find during your Self Assessment – Consider adopting the Suggested Management Approaches ad detailed in the Standards Guidance document. You can use the Corrective Action Template in the RJC Assessment Workbook to help establish and manage and Non-conformances. Remember that Corrective Actions must address the underlying causes of each Non-conformance.
- Engage an RJC Accredited Auditor – When you are nearing completion of your Self Assessment contact the RJC Accredited Auditors to discuss audit timing and cost.
- Submit your Self Assessment to the Auditor – When you are ready, submit your Self Assessment to the Auditor you have engaged and request a Certification Audit (independent Third Party Audit).
- Prepare and Implement a Corrective Action Plan – To address any Non-conformances found by the Auditor during the Certification Audit. As mentioned above you can use the Corrective Action Template in the RJC Assessment Workbook to help establish and manage and Non-conformances.
- Achieve Certification!
For more information on RJC Certification please email: firstname.lastname@example.org