Greenhouse Gas Verification Training

Train organizations, verifiers and oversight bodies in greenhouse gas management and verification

ISO Greenhouse Gas Standards

Training for organizations, verifiers and oversight bodies

The goal of Futurepast’s training courses is to ensure that users of ISO GHG standards have access to the most accurate and useful information related to the published 2nd editions of ISO 14064.

ALERT! The ISO 14064-3 Working Group has clarified that opinions providing limited assurance may be issued at the conclusion of validation engagements. The clarification was approved by TC207/SC7 at its meeting in Paris on 2022-10-18. Read the clarification here:

Our organization offers high-quality training on verifying and validating greenhouse gas emissions according to the revised ISO 14064:2019 Part 3 standard. These courses allow individuals to fully understand the update and how it should be applied in practice. In order to fit your individual learning style, we offer both instructor-led courses and online courses. In accordance with ASTM E2659-18 “Standard Practice for Certificate Programs,” a certificate will be awarded for individuals who have successfully completed a course.

You will receive instruction from a leading expert. Our courses are authored by Dr. John Shideler and presented by John and other recognized verification/validation experts. John provided key input to the three ISO working groups that developed ISO 14064 Parts 1 and 3, and ISO 14067. John has more than ten years’ experience as an accredited verifier and validator. He currently serves as chairman of ISO TC207 Subcommittee 4 on Environmental performance evaluation, and as a member of the ISO Technical Management Board’s Climate Change Coordination Task Force. He was the Climate Services Manager for NSF International, an accredited third-party verification and validation body, until 2021.

For students interested in learning more about GHG management relevant to organizational, project-based, and national GHG accounting frameworks, we encourage you to look into the online courses provided by our partner, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute.

Transition Time

Updated November 5th, 2019

ISO 14064:2019 Part 3 has been published. Preview or purchase the standard.

Futurepast’s President John Shideler attended the ILAC-IAF Joint Annual Meetings in Frankfurt, Germany in October 2019. At their meetings, IAF adopted transition schedules for accredited greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies (VVBs).

VVBs will have four years, from its date of publication, to transition to the 2nd Edition of ISO 14064 Part 3. Any greenhouse gas validation or verification engagements commenced after April 30, 2023 shall be performed to ISO 14064-3:2019. Within this transition timeline accreditation bodies shall be ready to carry out ISO 14065 assessments using 14064-3: 2019 for conformity assessment schemes that reference ISO 14064-3 within 18 months from 30 April 2019.

Where local legislation/regulation requires accredited validation/verification referencing ISO 14064-3:2006 and has not been amended to reference ISO 14064-3:2019, the use of ISO 14064-3:2006 in accredited validation/verification may be extended.

ISO 14065 is also under revision, with an anticipated publication date in the 4th quarter of 2020. The transition period for ISO 14065 shall be three years from the date of its publication. Within this transition timeline accreditation bodies shall be ready to carry out transition assessment against the new version of ISO 14065 within 12 months from the date of publication. All accreditation against the new version of ISO 14065 shall require accreditation to ISO/IEC 17029 (October 2019).

Where local legislation/regulation requires accredited validation/verification referencing ISO 14065:2013 and has not been amended to reference the new version of ISO 14065, the use of ISO 14065:2013 in accredited validation/verification may be extended.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how the requirements of ISO 14064 Part 1 2nd edition should inform choices GHG inventory managers make about GHG sources to be included in their inventory and how they should quantify them
  • Learn how the requirements of ISO 14064 Part 2 2nd edition continue to provide the basis for emission reduction and removal enhancement projects
  • Learn how the revised requirements of ISO 14064 Part 3 2nd edition have changed how GHG verifiers and validators approach their work
  • Learn how organizations should quantify the carbon footprint of products according to ISO 14067

Course Outcomes

Students successfully completing Futurepast courses will be able to:

  • Ensure that their GHG inventories conform to the latest requirements of ISO 14064 Part 1 2nd edition
  • Design, implement, monitor and report emission reduction and removal enhancement projects that conform to ISO 14064 Part 2 2nd edition
  • Verify and validate greenhouse gas statements related to organizational inventories, mitigation projects, and carbon footprint of products

Click below to take a free introductory course introducing you to the changes in the ISO greenhouse gas standards.

Advisory Group

Futurepast has established an Advisory Group comprised of and representing the interests of the certificate program’s primary stakeholders, whose purpose is to advise certificate program management on issues integral to ensuring the certificate is current, relevant, and valuable to its primary stakeholders. Our Advisory Group includes:

Mr. Graeme Drake, GED Advisory (Australia)

Mr. Kevin Kimmel, Management Systems (USA)

Ms. Stacey Mack, NSF International (USA)

Mr. Jaedong Noh, Chief Executive Officer, EnStar (Republic of Korea)

Ms. Haneul Park

Ms. Christine Schuh, Consulting Corp. (Canada)

Ms. Tina Sentner, Pele Consulting (USA)


Every person who successfully completes the course, including learning assessment checks and a final exam (scoring 70% or greater), will be awarded a certificate. Futurepast’s certificate program is operated in accordance with ASTM E2659-18 “Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.”

The certificate is valid for the specific edition of the standard as stated on the certificate.

Certificates represent that an individual has completed a course and passed a summative learning assessment demonstrating knowledge of the content included in our courses. Certificates do not represent certification of a person to perform any specified activity.

Futurepast shall invalidate a certificate only if the person to whom it was issued is found not to have met the requirements of our certificate program.

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