Welcome to the training page for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Verification Program and Trainer Program. Below you will find direct links to catalogs and learning plans (course packages). All courses will be facilitated in the Sumerra Training and Education Platform (STEP). Click the Instruction Videos button above to learn more about how to use the system.
Please note that you must be logged in to STEP to access the catalogs and learning plans noted below. If you are a service provider you should have been provided a user account. If you don’t have a user account you can sign up for free by clicking the Register button in the upper right hand corner. It is recommended that you register / sign-in before clicking the links below.
Training for Candidate Verifiers & Trainers
These trainings are for Verifier and Trainer candidates who have completed the application process and have been deemed eligible to be an SAC Higg FEM Verifier, SAC Higg FEM Chemical Specialist Verifier, or SAC Higg FEM Trainer. If you have not received a notice of eligibility you will not be able to complete the coursework as you will not be permitted into the exam. Please visit Sumerra’s Program Information Page to learn more about the application process.
Learning Plans (Course Packages)
Click the buttons below to be taken directly to the listed learning plan.
Training for Members
This course package is open to SAC members who wish to: 1) Participate in QA Activities (e.g. Shadow Verifications) 2) Learn about FEM so they can provide unofficial training to supply chain partners (no SAC certificate granted)