Certified Training Partners


Whether you are an existing GRI reporter or starting your reporting journey for the first time, training is available through our global network of Certified Training Partners (CTPs). There are options for both in-person and remote learning. Please, contact your local training partner to register your interest. 

About the Certified Training Partners

We work with experienced training organizations from around the world to provide you with excellent training opportunities. We select and certify training partner organizations to deliver insights on sustainability issues in your region. All of our training partners complete a comprehensive certification process and are given an annual license to become a Global Training Partner or a Regional Training Partner.

View a full list of GRI Certified Training Partners globally

Please note: only the above listed organizations have been assessed and authorized by GRI to deliver certified training courses, with content that we have quality assured and approved. We do not endorse any other providers, and caution against uncertified training even from organizations that may claim to be associated with GRI.

Global Training Partners deliver GRI certified training and licensed courses in all countries of the world (all regions). You can find our Global Training Partners by using the link above and typing "global’’ in the search field.

Regional Training Partners deliver GRI certified training and licensed courses in specific regions. To find a Regional Training Partner, please review the regions listed in the link above and type the name of the region you want to look for in the search field. 

For answers to common questions, view our FAQ

Watch the #CTPSpotlight interviews with our training partners to learn first-hand what it is like to be a GRI CTP.

To find out more about courses offered by our training partners, please check the CTP course calendar. 

Courses available through the Certified Training Partner Program

Flagship course conducted by all CTPs:

GRI Certified Standards training course - Reporting with GRI Standards 2021 Updatelearn how to use the GRI Standards for the sustainability reporting process and gain insights on how to facilitate their use within your organization, delivered in your local language. 

Duration: around a day and a half

Courses that are delivered by some CTPs:

Licensed course - Reporting on human rights with GRI Standards 2021 Update: learn about the relevance of human rights and human rights transparency to business and get a better understanding of the related disclosures in the GRI Standards and their application through practical exercises and case studies, all the while getting to grips with the current regulatory framework and latest trends.

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Licensed course - Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Sustainability Reporting: learn about the business case for engaging with the SDGs, understand the role of sustainability reporting in enabling sustainable development and discover current trends, challenges and opportunities on reporting on the SDGs

Duration: 3 hrs

Licensed course - The GRI 207: Tax 2019: discover the relevance of reporting on Tax in the context of sustainability reporting and explore the latest developments in this field. The participants will also get a comprehensive overview of the disclosures included in the Tax Standard. 
This course qualifies as part of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Professional Certification Program.

Duration: 2.5 hrs

Licensed course - Reporting with GRI 11: Oil and Gas Sector 2021: build on your knowledge of the GRI Standards and support your organization as it incorporates the GRI 11 Sector Standard in its reporting.
This course qualifies as part of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Professional Certification Program

Duration: 3.5 hrs


Access the Certified Training Partners course calendar or contact your training partner directly for more details.


Become a Certified Training Partner

As a GRI training partner, you will join a carefully selected group of training organizations around the world dedicated to empowering people to use the GRI Standards and support a more sustainable world. 

Benefits of becoming a Certified Training Partner: 

  • Exclusive rights to offer GRI Certified Training Courses in your licensed region or globally  
  • Use of the ‘GRI Certified Training Partner’ organizational mark for promotional purposes 
  • Promotion of Training Partner organizations on the GRI website 
  • Promotion of your Certified Training Courses on the GRI website 

GRI’s assessment of applications  for new CTPs is based on the following criteria: 

  • Training partners must be ethical organizations with a demonstrable history of GRI reporting 
  • Training partners must have a track record and educational expertise in the field of sustainability reporting, CSR, accountability, transparency, ethics or related subjects 
  • Have an established market with target participants and knowledge of regional CSR context 

CTP application process

The current CTP Program has run for more than 10 years, and was recently revised by GRI. Led by the feedback from our current partners and the experience gained, the updated program has been launched on 1 October 2021.

To apply, please complete an application form and submit it to the Training Partners Program team. Once reviewed and accepted, a Training Program and License Agreement (TLA) will be signed by both parties. 

Certification process

The certification process will be done in English and the course content provided will be the GRI Certified Training course – Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 Update.

The above-mentioned certified training course consists of both GRI-developed and partner-developed content. Once the partner’s content has been reviewed and approved, GRI will consolidate all materials into a Certified Training Material Pack of the GRI Certified Training course – Reporting with the GRI Standards 2021 Update

Once an organization becomes a fully Certified Training Partner, they are licensed to offer GRI Certified Training in their specified region or, should they choose a global membership, the world (for detailed description of each region, please check the Pricing Policy document*). The certification is valid for 12 months. 

Three months before the end of the license period, the training partner will undergo an evaluation based on the number of courses held during the previous year and the outcome of a quality control assessment. The renewal is automated, provided that the above requirement has been met, and the annual license fee for the next period has been paid. 

For a detailed overview of the certification process, please read through the CTP Program slides, or contact us to schedule a call.

Program fees

The details of the program fees are set out in ourPricing Policy

Once the TLA is signed, a certification fee will be issued to kick-off the certification process. The fee includes certification of the training materials in English and complimentary access to two out of four mandatory GRI Academy courses for all nominated trainers, authorized to conduct the GRI courses. 

Before the new CTP can begin offering GRI training courses, the annual license fee has to be paid, based on the partner’s annual revenue - further details can be found in the Pricing Policy. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Training Partners Program team

Training Partners Program team