RJC Member and Auditor training on the RJC Member Certification System is available by webinar for a range of time zones. Pre-rcorded modules have been developed and available below, 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.
RJC’s Top Twelve Tips to achieve Certification
RJC 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.
- Attend RJC’s FREE Online Training and/or contact the Training and Assurance Manager, Maria Mursell: email@example.com
- Communicate the Purpose & 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.
- Review the Core System Documents: we recommend you start with the RJC Certification Handbook for an overview of the requirements for achieving RJC Certification.
- Define your Certification Scope: this covers all facilities that are owned or controlled by the Member; and actively contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewellery supply chain. This will need to be included in your self assessment workbook (please see point below)
- Conduct your Self Assessment: a Self Assessment is like an internal audit and prepares your business for the certification verification assessment. RJC’s Self Assessment Workbook (updated in January 2017) guides you through the process step by step. For more information and to download the self-assessment, please review the relevant page here.
- 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 more details on the key issues.
- Address any non-conformances that you find during your self assessment: consider adopting the Suggested Management Approaches as detailed in the Standards Guidance – the standards guidance document, alongside some of our other supporting documentation is not mandatory to read, however it can be a useful reference, especially if you find yourself stuck
- Engage an RJC Accredited Auditor: feel free at any time to contact the RJC Accredited Auditors that are able to assess you (accredited to your fora and location) to discuss audit timing and cost. Remember to negotiate a rate that is suitable for your company. Please note that auditors get booked up quite far in advance and so please give at least 3 months notice to your chosen firm to book in a date for your audit.
- 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.
- Prepare and implement a Corrective Action Plan: to address any non-conformances found by the Auditor during the Certification Audit.
- Achieve Certification!
For more information on RJC Certification please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
RJC COP 2013 – Achieving Certification in India training slides can be downloaded here.
Overview of COP 2013:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC Code of Practices 2013 – Overview of Changes
Guidance on Defining Your RJC Certification Scope:
Or download a copy of the Guidance Note
Provenance Claims Module – November 2014 Update:
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:
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and System of Warranties Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: RJC KPCS and SoW Module
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
Bribery and Facilitation Payments Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: Bribery and Facilitation Payments Training Module
Legal Compliance Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides:Legal Compliance Training Module
Business Partners Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: Business Partners Training Module
Reporting Training Module:
Or download a copy of the slides: Reporting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To view our Frequently Asked Questions which cover all aspects of RJC Member Certification please click here