Methodologies

Methodology Experts

Under VCS, two validation/verification bodies (VVBs) assess proposed methodologies for conformance with VCS requirements and scientific best practice. At least one of the two VVBs must hire a methodology expert if assessing a standardized method or an Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) methodology.

 

Become a Methodology Expert

Methodology experts are selected by a VCS methodology expert assessment panel. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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